Roland | VersaCamm SP-300V | Windows Driver Guide

Windows
Driver Guide
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Installation ............................................................................................................ 3
1-1 About This Software ........................................................................................................................ 4
What's Included ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Features of the Printer Driver .................................................................................................................................................................. 4
Systems on Which Installation Is Required ............................................................................................................................................ 4
Be Sure to Read the "Readme" File ........................................................................................................................................................ 4
1-2 System Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 5
System Requirements for the Software ................................................................................................................................................... 5
System Requirements for USB Connection ............................................................................................................................................ 5
1-3 Installation ....................................................................................................................................... 6
Windows XP ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Windows 2000 ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
1-4 What to Do If Installation Is Impossible ......................................................................................... 11
1-5 Uninstalling and Reinstalling ......................................................................................................... 12
To Uninstall ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
To Reinstall ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 13
Part 2: Using the Printer Driver .................................................................................... 15
2-1 Basic Usage of the Printer Driver .................................................................................................. 16
Logging On to Windows ........................................................................................................................................................................ 16
Basic Printer Driver Settings ................................................................................................................................................................. 16
The Color Mode ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
2-2 Cutting Contour Lines ................................................................................................................... 18
How Cutting Works ............................................................................................................................................................................... 18
Printer Driver Settings ........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
Drawing Cutting Lines .......................................................................................................................................................................... 19
Program Settings .................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
2-3 Advanced Printer Driver Settings .................................................................................................. 20
[Basic] Tab ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
[Media] Tab ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 20
[Printer Control] Tab .............................................................................................................................................................................. 20
[Heater] Tab ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
[Color] Tab ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
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Part 1:
Installation
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1-1 About This Software
What's Included
This is a printer driver that is required for performing printing or cutting from a program. It includes special programs
for installing and uninstalling.
Features of the Printer Driver
Output directly from a program is possible, so operation is simple. Unlike a RIP program, it is not capable of detailed
settings for color matching and cannot handle CMYK data or the like, but it can obtain high-quality output results with
simple settings.
When combined with a drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, it lets you perform printing and
cutting.
Systems on Which Installation Is Required
Install this when you want to perform output using the printer driver.
It may also be required when you're using a USB connection between a RIP program and the printer. For more information, refer to the documentation for the RIP program.
Depending on the USB connection, the printer driver may be required in order to enable Windows to recognize the
printer. The RIP program does not require the printer driver directly.
Be Sure to Read the "Readme" File
Before you begin the installation, read the "Readme" file on the Setup CD-ROM. It contains late-breaking information
that could not be included in this guide.
To read "Readme," double-click [Readme.rtf] on the Setup CD.
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Part1: Installation
1-2 System Requirements
System Requirements for the Software
Operating system
CPU
Memory
Windows XP or Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2 or later)
Pentium 4/ 1.5GHz or higher
512MB or more
System Requirements for USB Connection
Making a USB connection with Windows requires use of a computer that meets all of the following system requirements. Please note that other configurations cannot be supported.
Computer Requirements
1) A model preinstalled with either Windows 2000 or Windows XP (This includes models preinstalled with Windows
98/Me and upgraded to Windows 2000/XP. Models preinstalled with Windows 95/NT 4.0 are not supported.)
2) Computer on which USB operation is assured by the computer manufacturer
Whether a USB connection is possible depends on the specifications of the computer. To determine whether the computer you're using is capable of correct USB operation, check with the manufacturer of the computer.
Use a shielded USB cable having a length of three meters or less. Do not use a USB hub or the like.
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1-3 Installation
Keep the printer and the computer unconnected until you carry out this installation operation. Failure to follow the
correct procedure may make installation impossible.
☞ See "1-4 What to Do If Installation Is Impossible."
Windows XP
1
Start Windows and log on as "Administrator."
2
Insert the Setup CD into the computer's CDROM drive.
3
Switch on the printer and connect the printer to
the computer using a USB cable.
Shut down all other programs except Windows.
The [Found New Hardware Wizard] appears.
4
Choose [Install the software automatically], then
click [Next].
5
When this window appears, click [Continue
Anyway].
After the preparations for installation, the installation
window appears.
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Choose the language, then click [Next].
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1-3 Installation
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Read the End User License Agreement. If you
agree, select the [I accept the terms of the
above License Agreement] check box, then click
[Next].
The required files are copied.
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Click [Exit to Windows].
However, if a [Restart Windows] button appears
here, then click this to finish.
9
Click [Finish].
This completes the installation procedure.
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1-3 Installation
Windows 2000
1
Start Windows and log on to an account with
"Administrators" rights.
Shut down all other programs except Windows.
2
Insert the Setup CD into the computer's CDROM drive.
3
Switch on the printer and connect the printer to
the computer using a USB cable.
The [Found New Hardware Wizard] appears.
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Click [Next].
5
Choose [Search for a suitable driver for my
device], then click [Next].
6
Select the [CD-ROM drives] check box, then
click [Next].
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1-3 Installation
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Click [Next].
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When this window appears, click [Yes].
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Choose the language, then click [Next].
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After the preparations for installation, the installation
window appears.
Read the End User License Agreement. If you
agree, select the [I accept the terms of the
above License Agreement] check box, then click
[Next].
The required files are copied.
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1-3 Installation
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Click [Exit to Windows].
However, if a [Restart Windows] button appears
here, then click this to finish.
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Click [Finish].
This completes the installation procedure.
Part1: Installation
1-4 What to Do If Installation Is Impossible
If installation quits partway through, or if the wizard does not appear when you make the connection with a USB cable,
take action as follows.
1
If the [Found New Hardware Wizard] appears,
click [Finish] to close it.
2
For Windows XP
Click the [Start] menu, then right-click [My Computer].
Click [Properties].
For Windows 2000
Right-click [My Computer] on the desktop. Click [Properties].
3
Click the [Hardware] tab, then click [Device
Manager].
The [Device Manager] appears.
4
At the [View] menu, click [Show hidden devices].
5
In the list, find [Printers] or [Other device], then
double-click it.
When [Roland SP-300] or [Unknown device]
appears below the item you selected, click it to
choose it.
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Go to the [Action] menu and click [Uninstall].
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Close the [Device Manager] and click [OK].
8
Detach the USB cable connected to the printer.
9
Restart Windows.
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Follow the procedure in "1-3 Installation" to redo
installation from the beginning.
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1-5 Uninstalling and Reinstalling
To Uninstall
To remove the printer driver, you use the dedicated uninstaller. Never try to delete the printer driver directly from the
[Printers] folder or the like.
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Start Windows and log on as "Administrators."
2
Insert the Setup CD into the computer's CDROM drive.
3
Display [My Computer], then open the CD-ROM
drive.
Double-click [SP-300Z.EXE].
Shut down all other programs except Windows.
The uninstaller starts.
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Choose the language, then click [Next].
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Make sure of the name of the printer to uninstall,
then click [Next].
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Click [Finish].
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Click [Restart Windows].
The uninstallation process starts.
Windows restarts automatically. If you clicked [Exit to
Windows], then restart Windows manually. This completes the uninstallation process.
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1-5 Uninstalling and Reinstalling
To Reinstall
If a file associated with the printer driver becomes lost for some reason, then reinstall the printer driver.
To reinstall, you first uninstall the printer driver, and then carry out reinstallation.
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Follow the steps in the previous section to uninstall the printer driver.
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Follow the procedure in "1-3 Installation" to perform a new installation of the printer driver.
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Part 2:
Using the Printer Driver
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2-1 Basic Usage of the Printer Driver
Logging On to Windows
To use this printer driver, log on as "Administrators" account. Operations may be restricted when logged on to another
kind of account -- for example, you may not be able to create user-defined media sizes.
Basic Printer Driver Settings
To make the settings for the printer driver, use the program to display the printer settings, or go into Windows and
display [Printing Preferences].
The basic settings include the following items. At this time, leave the other items at their default settings.
To perform cutting, you must also make the appropriate settings in the program. For more information, refer to "2-2
Cutting Contour Lines" and the "Readme" file.
To Display [Printing Preferences] in Windows
1. For Windows XP:
From the [Start] menu, choose [Control Panel], then [Printers and Other Hardware], then [Printers and Faxes].
For Windows 2000:
From the [Start] menu, choose [Settings], then [Printers].
2.
Right-click the driver icon, then click [Printing Preferences].
The settings you make here are saved as the default values for the printer driver.
Note that depending on the program, however, these default values may not be enabled.
[Basic] Tab
[Media Type]
Here you select the type of media. Printing matched to
the selected media is carried out.
[Print Mode]
Here you select the printing quality. This determines
whether priority is given to image quality or to speed.
[Print Direction]
Selecting "Uni-directional" yields higher image quality,
but printing time is longer than when "Bi-directional" is
selected.
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2-1 Basic Usage of the Printer driver
[Media] Tab
[Media Size]
Selecting "User Defined" allows you to freely set the width
and length.
This media size indicates the size of the media minus the
margins -- that is, the output area for the printer. Be sure
to note that it is not the size of the media itself.
The Color Mode
The printer driver can only work with RGB colors. Depending on the program, it may also be able to handle CMYK
colors or the like, but in principle you should use only RGB colors. Otherwise the intended colors may not be printed.
For cutting lines, be sure to use only RGB colors. For more information, refer to "2-2 Cutting Contour Lines."
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2-2 Cutting Contour Lines
How Cutting Works
When you use a program to draw a line in a certain specific color, it becomes a "cutting line." When image data contains
cutting lines, those lines are cut. All other images are printed.
You use the printer driver to make the setting for the line color that is used for cutting lines.
Printer Driver Settings
You use the printer driver to make the setting for the color that causes lines to be treated as cutting lines and the setting
that determines whether cutting is performed.
[Printer Control] Tab
[Job Type]
"Print and Cut": First printing is performed, and then, if
cutting lines are present, cutting is also carried out.
"Print Only": Only printing is performed. Any cutting lines
that are present are ignored.
"Cut Only": No printing at all is performed; only cutting
is carried out. If no cutting lines are present, then no operation is performed.
[Select Line Color]
You can change the color that the printer driver uses to
identify cutting lines. Clicking the color chip displays a
window for setting the color. Make the change as required.
The default value is "RGB = 1, 1, 1."
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2-2 Cutting Contour Lines
Drawing Cutting Lines
1. Cutting Lines Drawn Using a Drawing Program
The cutting lines must be vector data. Paths drawn using a drawing program are typical examples of this. The bitmap
data used by paint programs cannot be made into cutting lines, even if the data is in the form of narrow lines.
2. Cutting-line Color
Set the line color to "RGB = 1, 1, 1." Be sure to specify an RGB color. Only the lines of this color are cut.
When necessary, you can use the printer driver settings to change the color used for cutting lines.
3. Cutting-line Width
The setting for the width is also required. In principle, you should make the setting for the narrowest width possible with
the program. If the width is not specified, the lines may not be cut.
Several other program settings are also required. Refer to the next section, "Program Settings."
Program Settings
You need to make some settings in the program to enable the printer driver to recognize cutting lines.
The method you use to make the settings differs from one program to another.
For information about program settings, be sure to read the "Readme" file on the Setup CD.
To read "Readme," double-click [Readme.rtf] on the Setup CD.
In general, the program must be capable of the following in order for the printer driver to be able recognize cutting lines.
• The cutting lines must be drawn using vector data.
• The width of the cutting lines must be the narrowest setting possible with the program.
• The color mode for the cutting lines must be RGB.
• The color of the cutting lines must be something other than "RGB = 0, 0, 0."
• Color management must not be applied to the monitor display.
• In order to cut text, the text must be outlined (that is, converted to graphics).
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2-3 Advanced Printer Driver Settings
[Basic] Tab
[Media Type]
Here you select the type of media. Printing matched to the selected media is carried out.
[Print Mode]
Here you select the printing quality. This determines whether priority is given to image quality or to speed.
[Print Direction]
Selecting "Uni-directional" yields higher image quality, but printing time is longer than when "Bi-directional" is selected.
[Media] Tab
[Media Size]
Selecting "User-defined" allows you to freely set the width and
length.
This media size indicates the size of the media minus the margins
-- that is, the output area for the printer. Be sure to note that it is
not the size of the media itself.
[Page]
This sets the blank margin between pages. You can make this setting when the [Enable Advanced Settings] check box has been
selected.
[Head Speed]
This specifies the speed of the printing carriage during printing
operations. Making the setting for an unsuitable value may adversely affect the printing results. You can make this setting when
the [Enable Advanced Settings] check box has been selected.
When you select [Media Type] at the [Basic] tab, an optimal value
for the selected media is entered here automatically.
[Calibration]
This sets the adjustment value for the media-movement distance
in the feed direction. When this check box is not selected, the
setting made on the printer is used. You can make this setting when
the [Enable Advanced Settings] check box has been selected.
When you select [Media Type] at the [Basic] tab, an optimal value
for the selected media is entered here automatically.
[Overprint]
Here you can select the measurement unit used for "User Defined"
sizes.
This makes the setting for ink overprinting. When "2" is specified, twice as much ink as usual is used. You use this when especially large amounts of ink are required.
You can make this setting when the [Enable Advanced Settings]
check box has been selected.
[Orientation]
[Select Line Color]
This lets you change the orientation to portrait or landscape, or to
perform mirror-image inversion.
You can change the color that the printer driver uses to identify
cutting lines. Clicking the color chip displays a window for setting the color.
[Units]
[Copies]
Here you specify the number of copies to output.
[Printer Control] Tab
[Job Type]
"Print and Cut": First printing is performed, and then, if cutting
lines are present, cutting is also carried out.
"Print Only": Only printing is performed. Any cutting lines that
are present are ignored.
"Cut Only": No printing at all is performed; only cutting is carried
out. If no cutting lines are present, then no operation is performed.
[Enable Cutting Settings]
Selecting this check box makes it possible to make the settings for
cutting parameters. When this is not selected the settings made on
the printer are used.
[Heater] Tab
[Enable Heater Settings]
Selecting this check box makes it possible to make the settings for
temperature and the like. When this is not selected the settings
made on the printer are used.
[Crop Marks]
[Enable Fan Control Setting]
Selecting this check box when [Job Type] is set to "Print Only"
performs printing with crop marks.
Selecting this check box when [Job Type] is set to "Cut Only"
performs automatic detection of crop marks before a cutting operation.
When [Job Type] is set to "Print and Cut," this check box is not
available for selection.
This sets the suction force used to hold the media against the platen
and prevent it from coming loose. When this is not selected the
settings made on the printer are used.
[Rewind Media after Printing]
When the printing for one page ends, the media is automatically
returned to the starting location.
[Rewind Media after Cutting]
When the cutting for one page ends, the media is automatically
returned to the starting location.
[Sheet Cut]
This selects whether the media is cut off after output of one page
ends.
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[Drying Time]
This sets the wait time that passes after the printing for one page
ends until the printing for the next page starts. When you're performing printing and cutting, this is the wait time after printing
ends until cutting starts.
[Color] Tab
This lets you adjust the colors for printing. A sample image allows
you to examine the effects of adjustment.
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