MINOLTA-QMS ImageServer User`s guide

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mentioned in this manual may also be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Registered trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office; some trademarks may
also be registered in other countries. QMS, Crown, ImageServer, the MINOLTA-QMS logo, and the Crown logo
are registered trademarks of MINOLTA-QMS, Inc. Minolta is a trademark of Minolta Co., Ltd. FrameMaker/
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About ImageServer ....................................................................................1-2
About this Manual ......................................................................................1-2
Typographic Conventions 1-3
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Introduction ................................................................................................2-2
Print System Requirements ......................................................................2-2
Hard Disk vs. Flash ROM 2-2
System Software and Printer Memory 2-2
Installation to and Deinstallation from Hard Disk ...................................2-3
Installation and Deinstallation Files 2-4
Installation via a Parallel or Serial Port 2-4
Installation via an Ethernet Network Connection 2-5
Deinstallation via a Parallel or Serial Port 2-7
Deinstallation via an Ethernet Network Connection 2-8
Installation to and Deinstallation from Flash ROM ...............................2-10
Installation 2-10
Deinstallation 2-11
Further Assistance ..................................................................................2-11
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Introduction ................................................................................................3-2
Requirements .............................................................................................3-2
PC Requirements 3-2
Printer Requirements 3-2
Installation ..................................................................................................3-3
Overview of the Files .................................................................................3-5
Further Assistance ....................................................................................3-6
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Introduction ................................................................................................4-2
Target Applications 4-2
Features 4-2
ESP Support 4-3
A Note About Printing 4-4
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Configuration 4-5
Annotation 4-6
QMS Tag # 4-6
State 4-7
Auto Rotation 4-7
Auto Scaling 4-8
Reverse Image 4-8
Megs for Scratch 4-9
Paper to Image 4-9
Version 4-10
ImageServer 4-10
TIFF 4-10
Multiple TIFF Files as a Single Print Job 4-10
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Configuration 4-11
Auto Rotation 4-12
Auto Scaling 4-12
Version 4-13
CALS 4-13
ImageServer 4-13
Further Assistance ..................................................................................4-13
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The ImageServer Option is an upgrade which will image-enable your Crown printer,
allow your Crown printer to print many images near the rated engine speed, and
eliminate the need for a PC dedicated to rasterizing images.
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This manual covers the following topics:
Introduction
Presents an overview of this manual.
ImageServer Installation
Provides detailed instructions for
installing ImageServer software.
ImageServer Windows
Utilities Installation
Provides detailed instructions for
installing the ImageServer Windows
Utilities and then provides an overview of
the installed files.
ImageServer User’s Guide Discusses the printer-resident
ImageServer emulations—TIFF, CALS,
and CCITT*—along with Crown ESP
(Emulation Sensing Processor)
technology. In addition, it explains the
TIFF and CALS printer configuration
menus.
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monochrome.
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UPPERCASE
COURIER
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lowercase italic
Variable information in text.
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Note: Notes contain tips, extra information, or important information that deserves
emphasis or reiteration.
▲ Caution: Cautions present information that you need to know to avoid equipment
damage, process failure, or extreme annoyance.
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“Installation to and Deinstallation from Hard Disk” on page 2-3
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“Installation to and Deinstallation from Flash ROM” on page 2-10
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“Further Assistance” on page 2-11
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Installing the ImageServer Option is a two-step procedure:
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Check print system compatibility
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Install the printer emulations and, if applicable, system code
This chapter explains these procedures.
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Note: The ImageServer Option is not supported on MINOLTA-QMS Kanji print systems.
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Note: Some Crown printers are supplied with hard disks and some are not. Your printer
may require the installation of a hard disk before the ImageServer Option can be installed.
1725SLS, 2025, 2060, 2425, 3225, 3260, 3825, 4032, 4060, 4525, magicolor 2,
magicolor 2+, magicolor 330, and magicolor 6100—A hard disk (internal or external)
must be present on your Crown print system before you can install the ImageServer
Option. If more than one hard disk is available, the ImageServer Option automatically
installs itself on the disk with the most free storage space.
1060, 1060E, 1660, 1660E, and 1725E—A hard disk is not necessary to install the ImageServer Option since the option is installed in flash ROM.
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Your print system must have the required level of system software and the required
amount of memory (RAM) to use the ImageServer Option. To check your system software
level and memory, print a status page.
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System Software Level
Minimum RAM
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All
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Release 8.3.1 and above 32 MB**
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An upgrade from the base memory size is necessary. In addition, you
must ensure that the Administration/Memory/Frame Buffer/600 dpi menu
is set to a media size no larger than 11x17.
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*** An upgrade from base memory size is necessary.
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These procedures are used to install/deinstall the ImageServer Option to printers that
store the option on a hard disk. For procedures used to install/deinstall the ImageServer Option to printers that store the option in flash ROM, refer to “Installation to and
Deinstallation from Flash ROM” on page 2-10.
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The following table lists the installation and deinstallation files on the ImageServer Option
CD-ROM for all printers that store the option on a hard disk.
Printer Name
Installation
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This procedure is used to install the ImageServer Option to printers via a parallel or serial
port. If you want to install this option over a network, refer to “Installation via an Ethernet
Network Connection” on page 2-5.
1
Set the printer’s PostScript level to Level 2.
Choose Level 2 in the Administration/Emulations/PostScript/Emulation Level menu.
Note: Skip this step if you’re installing the ImageServer Option on the 2060, 2425,
3260, 4032, 4032, 4060, magicolor 2, magicolor 2+, magicolor 330, or magicolor
6100.
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Download the ImageServer Option installation file to the printer.
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Insert the ImageServer Option CD-ROM into your PC’s CD-ROM drive.
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Change to that drive (for example, if the CD-ROM is in the D drive, type d:↵
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At the DOS prompt, send the ImageServer Option installation file to the
printer:
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copy /b isxxx.ps lpt#↵
where xxx is the current version number and # is the port number (1 to 3).
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copy /b isxxx.ps com#↵
where xxx is the current version number and # is the port number (1 to 4).
3
When the Disk light stops flashing and the printer’s message window reads
Idle for at least 30 seconds, the download is complete. Restart the printer.
Restarting the printer is required to complete the installation. The ImageServer
Option should be also be listed in the Administration/Emulation printer’s configuration menu and on the advanced status page.
Note: If you have a 2060, 2425, 3260, 4032, 4060, magicolor 2, magicolor 2+,
magicolor 330, and magicolor 6100 the start-up page also lists the ImageServer
version (in the Options section).
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4
If print system software is shipped in your ImageServer Option kit, install it
now by following the instructions in your printer documentation.
5
Increase the printer’s K Mem Emulation client (Administration/Memory/K
Mem Emulation) by at least 1 MB or, for optimum performance, by 2 MB.
See your printer documentation for more information on this memory client and on
using your printer’s configuration menu.
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This procedure is used to install the ImageServer Option to printers over an Ethernet network. If you want to install the option via a parallel or serial port, refer to “Installation via a
Parallel or Serial Port” on page 2-4.
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Note: Before you begin this procedure, your printer and your PC (or UNIX
workstation) must be connected to an Ethernet network running TCP/IP and have
valid IP addresses.
1
If your computer is running Windows, change to DOS.
2
Insert the ImageServer Option CD into your PC’s CD drive.
3
Change to that drive (for example, if the CD-ROM is in the D drive, type d:↵
at the DOS prompt).
4
If you’re downloading the emulation from a UNIX workstation, copy the
installation file from your PC to a temporary directory on your workstation.
The installation filename is the name containing numbers. See “Installation and
Deinstallation Files” on page 2-4 for the filename.
5
Make sure your printer is on line, and that the printer’s message window
reads IDLE.
6
Open an ftp session from your PC or workstation by typing one of the following commands:
ftp printername↵
ftp ipaddress↵
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(for example, ftp pctdev6↵)
(for example, ftp 161.33.130.45↵)
When prompted for a user name and password, press the Enter key.
If your entries are correct, an ftp> prompt displays.
8
At the ftp> prompt, change to binary mode by typing
bin↵
9
At the ftp> prompt, send the emulation file to the printer’s hard disk by typing
put isxxx.ps↵
where xxx is the current version number. The printer’s message window reads 1
Active Job, and the Disk light flashes to indicate that the emulation is being
downloaded to the hard disk. The ftp> prompt returns when the emulation has
finished loading.
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quit↵
11 When the Disk light stops flashing and the printer’s message window reads
Idle for at least 30 seconds, the download is complete. Restart the printer.
Restarting the printer is required to complete the installation. The ImageServer
Option should be also be listed in the Administration/Emulation printer’s configuration menu and on the advanced status page.
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magicolor 330, or magicolor 6100, the start-up page also lists the ImageServer
version (in the Options section).
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Note: You may want to erase any installation files left on your PC (and/or
workstation), and then remove any temporary directories.
12 If print system software is shipped in your ImageServer Option kit, install it
now by following the instructions in your printer documentation.
13 Increase the printer’s K Mem Emulation client (Administration/Memory/K
Mem Emulation) by at least 1 MB or, for optimum performance, by 2 MB.
See your printer documentation for more information on this memory client and on
using your printer’s configuration menu.
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This procedure is used to deinstall the ImageServer Option from printers via a parallel
or serial port. If you want to deinstall this option over a network, refer to “Deinstallation
via an Ethernet Network Connection” on page 2-8.
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Note: We recommend that no one send print jobs during this procedure. They may be
lost when the printer automatically reboots to complete the deinstallation.
1
Set the printer’s PostScript level to Level 2.
Choose Level 2 in the Administration/Emulations/PostScript/Emulation Level
menu.
Note: Skip this step if you’re deinstalling the ImageServer option on the 2060,
2425, 3260, 4032, 4060, magicolor 2, magicolor 2+, magicolor 330, or magicolor
6100.
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2
Download the ImageServer deinstallation software to the printer.
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Insert the ImageServer Option CD-ROM into your PC’s CD drive.
b
Change to that drive (for example, if the CD-ROM is in the D drive, type D:↵
at the DOS prompt).
c
At the DOS prompt, send the deinstallation file to the printer:
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copy /b is-del.ps lpt#↵
where # is the port number (1 to 3).
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copy /b is-del.ps com#↵
where # is the port number (1 to 4).
3
When the download is complete, the printer automatically reboots. Remove
the ImageServer Option CD from your PC’s CD drive, and store it in a safe
place.
The start-up page lists the printer’s original name (for example, 3260).
Note: If you have a 2060, 2425, 3260, 4032, 4060, magicolor 2, magicolor 2+,
magicolor 330, or magicolor 6100, the start-up page no longer lists the
ImageServer version (in the Options section).
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This procedure is used to deinstall the ImageServer Option from printers over an
Ethernet network. If you want to deinstall the option via a parallel or serial port, refer to
“Deinstallation via a Parallel or Serial Port” on page 2-7.
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Note: Before you begin this procedure, your printer and your PC (or UNIX
workstation) must be connected to an Ethernet network running TCP/IP and have
valid IP addresses.
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Note: We recommend that no one send print jobs during this procedure. They may be
lost when the printer automatically reboots to complete the deinstallation.
1
If your computer is running Windows, change to DOS.
2
Insert the ImageServer Option CD-ROM into your PC’s CD drive.
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Change to that drive (for example, if the CD-ROM is in the D drive, type d:↵
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4
If you’re downloading the deinstallation file (is-del.ps) from a UNIX workstation, copy the file from your PC to a temporary directory on your workstation.
5
Make sure your printer is on line, and that the printer’s message window
reads IDLE.
6
Open an ftp session from your PC or workstation by typing one of the following commands:
ftp printername↵
ftp ipaddress↵
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(for example, ftp pctdev6↵)
(for example, ftp 161.33.130.45↵)
When prompted for a user name and password, press the Enter key.
If your entries are correct, an ftp> prompt displays.
8
At the ftp> prompt, change to binary mode by typing
bin↵
9
At the ftp> prompt, send the deinstallation file to the printer’s hard disk by
typing
put is-del.ps↵
The ftp> prompt returns when the deinstallation file has finished loading.
10 At the ftp> prompt, end the ftp session by typing
quit↵
11 When the Disk light stops flashing and the printer’s message window reads
IDLE, the printer automatically reboots.
The start-up page lists the printer’s original name (for example, 3260).
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Note: If you have a 2060, 2425, 3260, 4032, 4060, magicolor 2, magicolor 2+,
magicolor 330, or magicolor 6100, the start-up page no longer lists the
ImageServer version (in the Options section).
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Note: You may want to erase any deinstallation files left on your PC (and/or
workstation), and then remove any temporary directories.
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Note: The following installation and deinstallation procedures apply to printers
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Note: Installation of the ImageServer Option in printers that store the option in flash
ROM requires that the printer’s system software be reloaded with system software that
includes the ImageServer Option. This is the software supplied with the ImageServer
Option.
1
To remember any custom printer configurations or options that you want to
reset after the new software has been loaded, print an advanced status
page.
This installation procedure will reset all configurations and options presently set in
your printer to their factory default values.
2
Install the ImageServer Option by following the instructions in your printer
documentation for updating system software.
You’ll be using the Administration/Miscellaneous/New Flash Image menu to
update the system software (image in flash ROM).
After the printer reboots, the start-up page lists its new name (for example, 1660E
ImageServer), and the ImageServer Option is listed in the Administration/Emulation configuration menu.
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Increase the printer’s K Mem Emulation client (Administration/Memory/K
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Note: See your printer documentation for more information on memory clients
and on using your printer’s configuration menu.
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Note: Deinstallation of the ImageServer Option in printers that store the option in flash
ROM requires that the printer’s system software be reloaded with system software that
does not include the ImageServer Option. This is the software originally supplied with
your printer.
1
To remember any custom printer configurations or options that you want to
reset after the new software has been loaded, print an advanced status
page.
This deinstallation procedure will reset all configurations and options presently set
in your printer to their factory default values.
2
Deinstall the ImageServer Option by installing standard print system software.
Follow the instructions in your printer documentation for updating system software. You’ll be using the Administration/Miscellaneous/New Flash Image menu to
update the system software (image in flash ROM).
3
When finished, reboot the printer.
After the printer reboots, the start-up page lists the printer’s original name (for
example, 1660E), and the ImageServer Option is no longer listed in the Administration/Emulation configuration menu.
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Using the status page printed before reloading the software, reset any custom configurations and options in your printer.
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“Overview of the Files” on page 3-5
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“Further Assistance” on page 3-6
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The ImageServer Windows Utilities bypass the normal Windows print mechanism to
provide enhanced image printing performance while reducing network traffic. These
utilities run under both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95/98.
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If you plan to use the ImageServer Windows Utilities to print directly via TCP/IP, you must
have FTP (version 2.3 or above) installed on your PC and approximately 800 KB of free
disk space.
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Your printer must be ImageServer-enabled.
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Note: The decompressed files need approximately 800 KB of disk space on your PC’s
hard disk. Ensure that this much space is available before beginning this procedure.
The setup program (SETUP.EXE) copies all of the ImageServer Windows Utilities files
to their proper directories on your PC’s hard disk, creates a program window and
program items in Windows, and opens the FastPrint Configuration Manager, so you
can configure your printers, server, Document Server Engine (DSE), DSE Daemon,
and Logfile Daemon.
Use the following steps to run the setup program:
1
Insert the ImageServer Option CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2
Run the setup program:
3
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Windows 3.1—In the Windows Program Manager, from the File menu choose
Run...
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Windows 95/98—From the Start menu choose Run...
In the Run dialog box, type x:\utils\dol\setup and choose OK.
x is the drive in which you inserted the CD-ROM in step 1. The setup program
opens, and a welcome dialog box displays.
4
Choose Continue.
The Select Installation Destination dialog box appears.
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If necessary, change the destination path, and then choose Continue.
The ImageServer Windows Utilities files are installed in the correct directories on your
PC’s hard disk. When the installation process is finished, the FastPrint Configuration
Manager Window opens.
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Configure Servers
Configure the Logfile Daemon
About the FastPrint Configuration Manager
Exit from the FastPrint Configuration Manager
Configure FastPrint as necessary.
If you need help at any time during the configuration process, choose the Help button.
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When you’ve finished configuring FastPrint, choose the Exit button (the one
with the door on it) to exit from the FastPrint Configuration Manager.
A dialog box appears, telling you that the setup was successful.
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Choose OK.
You return to the Windows Program Manager (Windows 3.1) or the Windows
desktop (Windows 95/98). Notice the new IS Utilities window.
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Remove the ImageServer Option CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive, and store
it in a safe place.
10 Fill out and send in your registration card.
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Once you’ve run the setup program, you should have the following files and subdirectories in the C:\WINUTIL directory (or whatever you named it). In addition, the setup
program copies other files (.INI and .DLL ) to the appropriate directories on your hard
disk.
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DMON_LOG.EXE—The Logfile Daemon (called Log Daemon in the program
window), an application that monitors a directory (specified in the DMON_LOG.INI
file) for incoming logfiles and uses those logfiles to create command (.CPI) files for
the FastPrint Engine DLL.
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DMON_LOG.INI—Sample Log Daemon initialization file (used by
DMON_LOG.EXE).
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DMON_PRT.EXE—The Print Daemon, an application that can be used for remote
printing on another PC or scheduled printing on the local PC.
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DOL_MAIN.EXE—The Documents Online print utility, a simple file list manager
that invokes the FastPrint driver to create a command (.CPI) file containing the
manager’s file names.
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DOL_MAIN.HLP-The on-line help file for Documents Online (DOL_MAIN.EXE).
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FAST_CFG.EXE—The FastPrint Configuration Manager, which allows you to configure the FastPrint utility.
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FAST_CFG.HLP—The FastPrint Configuration Manager help file.
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FAST_INT.HLP—The FastPrint utility help file.
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FAST_PRT.INI—The FastPrint utility initialization file.
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LOGFILE.OUT—The setup log file, which records your choices in the setup program.
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SAMPLES folder—Contains sample .TIF, FOLDER.HDR, and PAGE.HDR files.
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SPOOL folder—Empty. Used for spooling print files.
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“Introduction” on page 4-2
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“TIFF” on page 4-5
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“CALS” on page 4-11
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“Further Assistance” on page 4-13
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This chapter discusses the printer-resident ImageServer emulations—TIFF, CALS, and
CCITT*—along with Crown ESP (Emulation Sensing Processor) technology. In addition, it
explains the TIFF and CALS printer configuration menus.
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Note: In this manual, TIFF, CALS, and CCITT refer to TIFF G3/G4, CALS Raster, and
MINOLTA-QMS CCITT, respectively.
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The ImageServer printer-resident emulations work in conjunction with document imaging
applications that support TIFF and CALS printing. TIFF and CALS are image file formats
that comprise a vast array of image and compression types. The ImageServer printer-resident emulations are targeted toward document imaging systems which require only specific subsets of the TIFF, CALS, and CCITT specifications. These subsets (TIFF G3/G4,
CALS Raster, and MINOLTA-QMS CCITT) are detailed in this manual.
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The ImageServer Option provides the following features:
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TIFF, CALS, and CCITT loadable emulations—These emulations allow you to print
TIFF G3/G4, CALS Raster, and MINOLTA-QMS CCITT files directly without any prior
filtering. You can print multiple TIFF files as a single Crown print job as well as multiple
images in a single TIFF file at or near the rated engine speed.
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Turbo Level 2 Fax Decode processing capabilities—ImageServer printers contain
the industry’s highest performing Level 2 fax decoding capabilities.
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ESP support—Emulation Sensing Processor (ESP) technology identifies incoming
TIFF, CALS, and CCITT files and automatically selects the appropriate emulation.
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Automatic scaling of images—The image is automatically scaled up or down to fit
the currently selected paper size.
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monochrome.
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Automatic rotation—The image is automatically rotated 90 °, 180° or 270° if this
would result in a better fit on the currently selected paper size.
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Automatic tray selection—The TIFF emulation can select the paper size closest
to the image size.
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Annotation on TIFF images—Annotation capabilities allow you to overlay a TIFF
image with up to four text annotations without having to decompress the image.
Annotations must have the same orientation as the image, and they must be
placed within the paper’s imageable area.
Note: Only one CCITT font is available for annotation.
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Image reversal—Image reversal capability allows you to change all black pixels in
an image to white pixels and all white pixels to black pixels.
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Emulation Sensing Processor (ESP) technology is a standard feature of Crown
architecture. ESP technology, which works with most popular commercially available
applications, uses a form of artificial intelligence to analyze incoming file data and
select the appropriate printer emulation (for example, TIFF, CALS, CCITT, PostScript,
HP-GL, HP PCL, or an optional emulation) from those installed on the printer. The
print job is processed without your having to change printer switch settings or send
software commands to accommodate different printer emulations.
When your printer is in ESP mode, you can easily print TIFF, CALS, and CCITT files
as well as files prepared for a PostScript printer, an HP LaserJet, or an HP-GL plotter.
Your Crown printer prints almost any file sent in a language ESP technology understands, whether you have one, two, or more hosts, and whether you are communicating through a parallel, serial, AppleTalk, Ethernet, or Token-Ring interface. Most users
never have to change from ESP mode to another mode.
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Typically, document image print jobs are extremely large, often exceeding several megabytes in size, and transporting them over a network often creates congestion and unnecessary bottlenecks.
However, the ImageServer Windows driver, included in your shipset, provides a solution to
this problem. Using a proprietary CCITT Group 4 compression method, the driver compresses document image files on the host, thus reducing their size significantly, before
sending them over the network.
For information on installing the ImageServer Windows Utilities, see Chapter 3, “Windows
Utilities Installation.” For information on using the driver, see the driver online help.
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TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is one of the most widely adopted image file format
standards in modern computing environments. In this manual, TIFF refers only to a
specific portion of the TIFF 6.0 specification, dated June 3, 1992. Sections of the TIFF
specification covered by this document are as follows:
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Baseline TIFF
— Notation
— TIFF structure
— Bilevel images
— Baseline field reference guide
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TIFF Extensions
— CCITT bilevel encodings
— Tiled images
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Use the Administration/Emulations/TIFF menu to configure the TIFF emulation. This
menu has the following submenus. Each is explained in detail in this section. (For
information on changing configuration menu settings, see your printer documentation.)
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Annotation—Processes the MINOLTA-QMS private tag for annotation.
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Auto Rotation—Allows you to specify whether the TIFF image should be automatically rotated 90 °, 180°, or 270° if this would result in a better fit on the currently selected paper size.
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Auto Scaling—Allows you to specify whether the TIFF image should be scaled
(up or down) to fit on the currently selected paper size.
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Megs for Scratch—Allows you to define the maximum size of the scratch file (in
MB) that is created on the printer’s hard disk to contain the image during processing.
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Paper to Image—Allows you to specify whether the TIFF emulation should automatically select the paper size closest to the image size rather than using the
default paper size.
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Reverse Image—Allows you to change all black pixels in an image to white pixels
and all white pixels to black pixels.
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Version—Identifies the ImageServer and TIFF versions.
Note: The Version submenu is not available on the 2060, 2425, 3260, 4032, 4060,
magicolor 2, magicolor 2+, magicolor 330 or magicolor 6100. (Instead, the
ImageServer version is printed in the Options section of the printer’s start-up page.) A
PostScript file on the printer’s hard disk also contains the ImageServer version
number. Remote users can retrieve the sys:/bin/emulate/isver.ps file via ftp and then
either look at it or print it to get the current ImageServer version.
Each submenu, except Version, has a comparable Document Option Command (DOC),
which overrides the configuration menu setting. (For more on DOC, see the Crown
Document Option Commands manual, on the Software Utilities CD-ROM.)
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Note: The ImageServer Option must be installed before it can be configured. If it has not
been factory installed, refer to chapter 2, “ImageServer Installation,” for installation
instructions.
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This submenu has two options—QMS Tag# and State.
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Note: For information on annotating TIFF images, see the FastPrint Printer Driver on-line
help. For more information on accessing annotation features within TIFF, see the
ImageServer Developer’s Kit User’s Guide.
QMS Tag #
Purpose Identifies the annotation tag number.
Menu
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Annotation
QMS Tag#
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Choices
0-65000
1000
(Default in Bold)
Notes
Unless it conflicts with your host software, we recommend that you use the default
setting of 1000, the MINOLTA-QMS private tag number.
DOC
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State
Purpose Allows you to enable or disable annotation.
Menu
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Annotation
State
DOC
Choices
Enabled, Disabled
(Default in Bold)
%%IncludeFeature:annotation (enable)
%%IncludeFeature:annotation (disable)
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Purpose Allows you to specify whether the TIFF image should be automatically rotated 90 °,
180°, or 270 ° if this would result in a better fit on the currently selected paper size.
Menu
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Auto Rotation
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Choices
Off, 90, 180, 270
(Default in Bold)
Notes
See your printer documentation for a list of the imageable areas of each paper
size.
DOC
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%%IncludeFeature:autorotation (180)
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Purpose Allows you to specify whether the TIFF image should be scaled (up or down) to fit
on the currently selected paper size.
Menu
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Auto Scaling
Choices
Off, Down Only, Up Only, Up & Down
(Default in Bold)
Notes
If Auto Scaling is enabled, the tray selection is made first, so scaling can be done
based on the selected paper size.
DOC
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%%IncludeFeature:autoscaling (down)
%%IncludeFeature:autoscaling (up)
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no scaling
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up only
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Purpose Allows you to change all black pixels in an image to white pixels and all white
pixels to black pixels.
Menu
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Reverse Image
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Choices
Off, On
(Default in Bold)
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%%IncludeFeature:reverse (on)
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Purpose Allows you to define the maximum size of the scratch file (in MB) that is created
on the printer’s hard disk to contain the image during processing.
Menu
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Megs for Scratch
Choices
0
No scratch file is created, and the data is processed
from the host input spool buffer as it is received.
1-255 The data is written to the scratch file if there is not
enough room in the host input spool buffer to hold it.
(Default in Bold)
Notes
This option is available only on printers with a hard disk.
If the requested amount of space is not available on the hard disk, all available
disk space will be allocated.
Typical TIFF files can be processed from the host input spool buffer with the
default size (without a scratch file).
DOC
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Purpose Allows you to specify whether the TIFF emulation should automatically select the
paper size closest to the image size rather than using the default paper size.
Menu
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Paper to Image
Notes
Choices
Off, On
(Default in Bold)
If Auto Rotation and/or Auto Scaling are enabled, the tray selection is made first,
so the rotation and/or scaling can be done based on the selected paper size.
Because this option chooses the closest paper size (larger or smaller), the image
may be surrounded by some white space, or it may be clipped.
DOC
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This submenu has two options—ImageServer and TIFF.
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Note: The Version submenu is not available on the 2060, 2425, 3260, 4032, 4060,
magicolor 2, magicolor 2+, magicolor 330, magicolor 6100. A PostScript file on the
printer’s hard disk also contains the ImageServer version number. Remote users can
retrieve the sys:/bin/emulate/isver.ps file via ftp and then either look at it or print it to
get the current ImageServer version.
ImageServer
Purpose Identifies the version of the currently installed ImageServer software.
Menu
Not configurable
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Version
ImageServer
TIFF
Purpose Identifies the version of the currently installed TIFF emulation.
Menu
Not configurable
Administration
Emulations
TIFF
Version
TIFF
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To print multiple TIFF files as a single Crown print job, use a hex editor or a concatenation utility to concatenate the files, and then print the resulting file as you normally
would. You can also concatenate files using the DOS copy command, for example:
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CALS (Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support) is a comprehensive
specification spelled out in an array of MIL specifications. Some specifications of
CALS include Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), for text data; Initial
Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES), for vector graphics; CCITT Group 4, for
raster graphics; and Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM), for vector and raster
graphics.
This documentation uses the name “CALS” to refer to the CCITT Group 4 MIL-R28002 specification, which defines the requirements for raster graphics representation
in binary format.
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Use the Administration/Emulations/CALS menu to configure the CALS emulation. This
menu has the following submenus. Each is explained in detail in this section. (For
information on changing configuration menu settings, see your printer documentation.)
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Auto Rotation—Allows the image to be automatically rotated 90 °, 180 °, or 270 °.
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Auto Scaling—Allows the image to be automatically scaled to fit the selected
paper size.
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Version—Identifies the CALS and ImageServer versions.
Note: The Version submenu is not available on the 2060, 2425, 3260, 4032, 4060,
magicolor 2, magicolor 2+, magicolor 330, or magicolor 6100. A PostScript file on
the printer’s hard disk also contains the ImageServer version number. Remote
users can retrieve the sys:/bin/emulate/isver.ps file via ftp and then either look at it
or print it to get the current ImageServer version.
Each submenu, except Version, has a comparable Document Option Command
(DOC), which overrides the configuration menu setting. (For more on DOC, see the
Crown Document Option Commands manual, available from your vendor.)
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Purpose Allows you to specify whether the CALS image should be automatically rotated 90 °,
180°, or 270° if this would result in a better fit on the currently selected paper size
Menu
Administration
Emulations
CALS
Auto Rotation
DOC
Choices
Off, 90, 180, 270
(Default in Bold)
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%%IncludeFeature:autorotation (90)
%%IncludeFeature:autorotation (180)
%%IncludeFeature:autorotation (270)
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Purpose Allows you to specify whether the CALS image should be automatically scaled (up or
down) to fit on the currently selected paper size.
Menu
Administration
Emulations
CALS
Auto Scaling
DOC
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Choices
Off, Down Only, Up Only, Up & Down
(Default in Bold)
%%IncludeFeature:autoscaling (off)
%%IncludeFeature:autoscaling (down)
%%IncludeFeature:autoscaling (up)
%%IncludeFeature:autoscaling (on)
no scaling
down only
up only
up and down
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This submenu has two options—CALS and ImageServer.
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Note: The Version submenu is not available on the 2060, 2425, 3260, 4032, 4060,
magicolor 2, magicolor 2+, magicolor 330, or magicolor 6100. (Instead, the
ImageServer version is printed in the Options section of the printer’s start-up page.) A
PostScript file on the printer’s hard disk also contains the ImageServer version
number. Remote users can retrieve the sys:/bin/emulate/isver.ps file via ftp and then
either look at it or print it to get the current ImageServer version.
CALS
Purpose Identifies the version of the currently installed CALS emulation.
Menu
Not configurable
Administration
Emulations
CALS
Version
CALS
ImageServer
Purpose Identifies the version of the currently installed ImageServer software.
Menu
Not configurable
Administration
Emulations
CALS
Version
ImageServer
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