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QUICK START GUIDE Revision 01/28/2006 11 Pages Kodak Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide RIP Installation/Configuration/Profile
QUICK START GUIDE Revision 01/28/2006 11 Pages Kodak Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide RIP Installation/Configuration/Profile

QUICK START GUIDE Revision 01/28/2006

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Kodak Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

RIP Installation/Configuration/Profile Loading

  • 1. The Kodak Edition RIP (Raster Image Processor) software will support the Kodak 1200i,

NJ1000i, NJ700/800 Series and T-200 printers from either a Macintosh or Windows system (see

specifications below). Current RIP Version is 4.6 v2.0.

  • 2. This RIP software supports single computer – single printer applications only.

The USB key is enabled when the software is installed onto the workstation (MAC or a PC, but not both) providing the proper HASP device driver is installed.

Workstation Recommendations:

QUICK START GUIDE Revision 01/28/2006 11 Pages Kodak Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide RIP Installation/Configuration/Profile

Operating System:

  • - Windows 2000® Server w/ SP3, 2000-Pro® w/ latest service

pack, or XP Pro® w/ latest service pack.

  • - CPU: Intel Pentium III or higher (Pentium II minimum)

  • - Athalon, 1.5 Ghz or higher (350 Mhz minimum)

or

  • - Macintosh OS 10.2 or higher

  • - G3 or higher

Support:

QUICK START GUIDE Revision 01/28/2006 11 Pages Kodak Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide RIP Installation/Configuration/Profile

40 Gb Hard Drive (4 Gb minimum) 1 Gb RAM per CPU (512 Mb minimum) Video Display: 1280 X 768 16-bit color One USB Port required for Security Key DVD-ROM drive suggested, 40x CD-ROM (4x CD-ROM drive minimum)

  • 3. PC Software Installation – Quick Steps:

a). Load software into CD/DVD-ROM drive:

  • - select language

  • - enter user id and password from USB key; install USB key into a USB port.

ATTENTION INSTALLER:

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Win XP >SP1/2 and Mac OS >10.3 systems may require a HASP device driver loaded to enable the

USB security key detection –Obtain HASP driver from the following link:

http://www.scanvecamiable.com/Knowledge_ba

se42.asp

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KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

or copy HASP driver folder from the Installation Kit CD-ROM and double-click on the HASPUserSetup.exe file to load driver (may be necessary to complete installation or launch program)

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide or copy HASP driver folder from the Installation Kit
  • - Follow splash screens accordingly to load software. Select printer (use NJ1000i for the Kodak 1200i) to load.

b). Restart computer when prompted.

c). ‘Clear Preferences’ when prompted.

  • - RIP should automatically launch. At ‘Change Setup’ window, select ‘Kodak 1200i-xx.

NOTE: The ‘running’ RIP software icon should be visible on the lower task bar once program is launched – the program may be launched by single-clicking on it (or by double- clicking on desktop icon and then clicking on the RIP software icon).

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide or copy HASP driver folder from the Installation Kit

d). Install desktop driver for the printer previously selected (i.e. 1200i-60; check the box).

e). Under Setup Properties, set the TCP address of printer and port 9100; typically the printer will be connected across a network. Note: The gateway address and subnet values must be assigned at the workstation and printer (should be the same value). Only use a RJ-45 crossover Ethernet cable for direct connections.

f). Test workstation/printer connectivity by performing a

ping from the command prompt (Start – Programs – Accessories – Command Prompt; typical on >Win 2000/XP systems. For example, if your TCP/IP address is

  • 192.168.28.106 at command prompt type: ping

  • 192.168.28.106 and press enter. Four (4) ‘reply’ messages

should appear indicating proper connectivity.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide or copy HASP driver folder from the Installation Kit
KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide or copy HASP driver folder from the Installation Kit

ATTENTION INSTALLER:

If Ethernet connectivity cannot be established within 40 minutes during this part of the

installation (i.e. No Response messages in the above test or the RIP Test Print results in a

“Cannot Open Port…” message), then proceed to step 4 below and place printer onto a peer-to- peer network (i.e. computer to printer direct via an Ethernet crossover cable as proved in the Installation Kit box).

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide or copy HASP driver folder from the Installation Kit

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

4. Printer/RIP Networking

a). For direct connections between the printer and the host computer (i.e. RIP workstation) assign network address settings.

  • - At desktop right click on ‘My Network Places’ and select ‘Properties’. At Local Area

Connection window right click and select ‘Properties’. At local area connection window select Internet Protocol and select ‘Properties’. If a TCP/IP protocol is not listed then go ahead and install a TCP/IP protocol.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide 4. Printer/RIP Networking a). For direct connections between the
KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide 4. Printer/RIP Networking a). For direct connections between the
KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide 4. Printer/RIP Networking a). For direct connections between the
  • - Assign workstation IP address (this

address should be one number different, or very close to, from the printer’s address for best results, i.e. 192.168.24.73). Assign the Subnet mask and Default gateway

address (these addresses will match the printer). The Gateway address is not required for NJ700-800 printers. DNS addresses are not required unless internet/web access is going to be assigned and available.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide 4. Printer/RIP Networking a). For direct connections between the

b). Assign IP address at printer (i.e. 192.168.24.74) – stay in the same ‘range’ as host computer from step 1 (i.e. one number different from host workstation). Select Setup Menu – Network Menu – IP Address. Assign the Subnet mask and Default Gateway addresses, these addresses must be exactly the same as the host workstations. (see example above). Ensure DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) is disabled unless advised by a network administrator that it is required (a static IP address will need to be available in these types of configurations).

NOTE: For NJ1000i-1200i installations refer to Kodak 1200i Technical Bulletin 6 for specific network connectivity instructions & driver loading from System CD.

c). Connect a RJ-45 ‘crossover’ Ethernet cable for direct connections between workstation and printer; use regular Ethernet patch cable if connected via a HUB/Switch. If a true DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) network connectivity is being utilized then DHCP may need to be enabled at the printers control panel or print server.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

d). Test workstation/printer connectivity by performing a ping from the command prompt (Start – Programs – Accessories – Command Prompt is typical on >Win 2000 systems. For example, if your printers TCP/IP address (and RIP’s IP assignment) is 192.168.28.106 at command prompt type: ping 192.168.28.106 and press enter. Four (4) ‘reply’ messages should appear indicating proper connectivity.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide d). Test workstation/printer connectivity by performing a ping from

e). Configuration double-check (example only):

Workstation/Server:

IP: 192.168.28.105 Subnet: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: 192.168.24.2

- Windows Driver Loaded

RIP IP assignment:

IP: 192.168.28.106

- uses Windows driver printer port

Printer:

IP: 192.168.28.106 Subnet: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: 192.168.24.2

5. Test Print

a). Ensure default printer selection before proceeding (check box).

b). Following correct IP addressing and port testing, activate RIP’s Test Print by selecting ‘Setup’ – ‘Test Print’ from main RIP window (Production Manager) to verify RIP function and connectivity.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide d). Test workstation/printer connectivity by performing a ping from

- File should immediately start Processing; the file should begin RIPing within 1 minute.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide d). Test workstation/printer connectivity by performing a ping from

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

- Test Print should start printing at printer within 2 minutes from initial activation of Test Print.

NOTE: Test Print style may vary with software version.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide - Test Print should start printing at printer within

6. Production Workflow:

a). Open up a job; double- click on job to edit in ‘Job Properties’. Size the image, select # copies, copy spacing, rotation, etc. Job may also be positioned manually with cursor.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide - Test Print should start printing at printer within

b). In Job Properties, click on the 3 rd tab (color management) from left. Below are some suggested settings:

Preset: select ‘default job properties’ unless a different media type is too be assigned or a different media setting is desired.

Media: only select media type currently loaded

  • - Error Diffusion (best)

  • - 600 dpi

  • - Smooth Blends: Super

  • - Perform color correction (check the box)

  • - Output profile: should be pointing

to proper media profile (this is the

media type currently loaded)

  • - Linearization table: should be

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide - Test Print should start printing at printer within

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

pointing to proper .trc file (RIP normally defaults to the correct trc file when the output profile is selected). - Set Color Mode to CMYKLcLm (or 4 color output if desired/available)

c). Select ICC input profiles. It is suggested to set CMYK and Gray to the USWebCoatedSWOP.icc input profile. Set RGB to AdobeRGB1998.icc.

NOTE: if selections shown are not available they will need to be copied from the Installation Kit CD-ROM (RIP

Input Profiles folder) to the ICC Profiles folder (i.e. C/Programs/ Kodak Edition RIP/ICC Profiles/CMYK). Each .icc profile

may then be added using the ‘Add’ button.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide pointing to proper .trc file (RIP normally defaults to

d). Add or select ICC output profile for the currently loaded media type. Many of the supported media profiles (.icc, pft, and .cft) are located on the Installation Kit CD-ROM. Profiles may also be downloaded from the media website (Kodak.media.com). Copy all profiles available for the loaded ink type (i.e. Qi-Dye for 1200i series printers) to the ICC Profiles folder; add each profile (one at a time) by selecting the ‘Add’ button.

  • - Set Bitmap rendering intent: Perceptual

  • - Set Vector rendering intent: Relative Colormetric (sometimes Spot Color is preferred)

e). In Job Properties, select ‘Printer Options’. Select desired print pass mode (User defined allows 12 and 16 print pass selection), margins (edge band mode), dryer setting, etc. Choose ‘Send’ to begin the RIP and print process.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide pointing to proper .trc file (RIP normally defaults to
KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide pointing to proper .trc file (RIP normally defaults to
KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide pointing to proper .trc file (RIP normally defaults to
  • - To switch to a different printer or change printer configuration (TCP address, etc.) select ‘Change Setup’ or Setup Properties at Kodak Edition RIP splash screen.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide pointing to proper .trc file (RIP normally defaults to

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

f). While the Kodak Edition RIP does not offer an ‘active’ tiling capability you may split an image into several panels by enlarging the page size. In effect, this will produce tiled output without of the overlap feature.

NOTE: Source bitmap images will need to be of exceptionally high quality/resolution for satisfactory results (i.e. >100MB .tif file). Standard bitmap size should be >30 MB or pixilation/graininess may be observed in printed output.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide f). While the Kodak Edition RIP does not offer

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

  • 7. Media Profile Import Instructions

These instructions will allow importation of Presets (.ptf/.cft files), which include color profile and the ink limit/restriction tables, into the Kodak Edition RIP for the purpose of supporting new Kodak media applications.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide 7. Media Profile Import Instructions These instructions will allow

Importing Presets (.ptf or .cft file):

a). Select “Import Preset” under “File”.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide 7. Media Profile Import Instructions These instructions will allow

b). Browse to location of the .ptf or .cft file and open it. Be sure to check for proper media name, ink type and resolution.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide 7. Media Profile Import Instructions These instructions will allow

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

c). When complete, the following message will appear:

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide c). When complete, the following message will appear: d).

d). To use the newly imported profile, select “Default Job Properties” from the “Setup” Menu. The new profile can also be selected from a dropdown list when a print file is opened (i.e. do not want new profile to be the default selection - see step e).

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide c). When complete, the following message will appear: d).

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

e). In the setup dialogue box, choose the

rd

  • 3 tab from the left, and select the new media that was imported. The media profiles will be automatically loaded, along with pre-determined print modes. These modes may be changed by the operator, but drastic changes may cause issues with ink lay down. Test should be run prior to running final prints.

NOTE: Changes to any of the ‘Advanced’ settings (i.e. Rendering intent) may improve or degrade printed output. Any changes to ‘Ink Limits’ may seriously affect overall gray color balance and is not suggested.

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide e). In the setup dialogue box, choose the rd
KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide e). In the setup dialogue box, choose the rd

NOTE 1. For customers who wish to perform profile tweaking (re-linearization) of an existing profile (to support either an existing Kodak media or to support a non-Kodak/non-supported media application) they should obtain the PROFILER plug-in (~600.00 USD) from Scanvec-Amiable. A charge will be applied for this software upgrade.

http://www.scanvecamiable.com/

In addition, A spectro-densitometer (color measurement tool) or similar will be required to perform swatch measurements. Contact your reseller for assistance.

For example, the GretagMacbeth Eye One is an excellent tool for both PC and MAC users (cost is normally between 1100.00 and 1500.00 USD depending on the specific package purchased)…for more information (example

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide e). In the setup dialogue box, choose the rd
KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide e). In the setup dialogue box, choose the rd

KODAK Edition RIP – Quick Start Guide

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NOTE 2. For best color output only use Kodak approved media and ensure the correct media profile is selected for each processed job.

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8. Stand Alone Printer Testing (RIP bypass)

a). To further verify connectivity send a test file to printer via the EFPU utility (Encad File Print Utility). Launch EFPU (if previously loaded) or load EFPU (from CD-ROM, locate EFPU.exe utility and install).

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b). Select printer port previously configured (normally identified by a default IP address the first time loaded).

c). Select the printer test file (link and open the Printer Calibration Test Target.rtl file from Installation Kit CD- ROM) and select ‘PRINT’. Printer should start printing within 30 seconds if sending pre-ripped files to printer.

d). To download printer firmware (product enhancements/bug fixes) perform same procedure with a firmware file (.rom file; may be obtained from www.encad.com ); printer will sound a beep after approximately 60 seconds and reboot power automatically.

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NOTE: if you loaded a NovaJet windows driver or generic windows driver ensure Port Settings is set to RAW & 9100. Under respective printer port properties (i.e. Start – Settings – Printers), select ‘Ports’, select ‘Configure Port’, verify Port Settings Protocol window is set to ‘Raw’. The Port Number/Type should also be set to 9100.

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