Epson Stylus Color 900 Inkjet Download Manual

Users Guide
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Introduction
Do You Need PostScript? 1
Special Features 2
Macintosh System Requirements 3
Windows System Requirements 4
How To Use Your Manuals 4
Cautions, Notes, and Tips 5
Where To Get Help 6
1 Installing EPSON Stylus
RIP for Macintosh
Checking the Printer 1-2
Determining Your Configuration 1-3
Standalone Configuration 1-3
Direct Connection Network Configuration 1-4
Typical Network Configuration 1-5
Installing EPSON Stylus RIP on a Standalone or Print Server Macintosh 1-6
Installing EPSON Stylus RIP on a Client Macintosh 1-8
Contents
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Contents
Color Matching 1-9
Press Simulations 1-9
ColorSync 2.x Support 1-10
PANTONE Color Support 1-10
2 Printing with EPSON
Stylus RIP for Macintosh
Setting Up the EPSON Stylus RIP Server 2-2
Configuring EPSON Stylus RIP Preferences 2-4
Setting Up the Chooser and PostScript Drivers 2-5
Printing from an Application 2-8
Sending the Print Job 2-9
Setting Print Job Options 2-10
Starting the EPSON Stylus RIP Server Software
Automatically 2-14
Drag and Drop Printing 2-15
Managing Print Jobs 2-16
Using the Stylus RIP Monitor 2-17
3 Installing EPSON Stylus
RIP for Windows
Checking the Printer 3-2
Installing the EPSON Stylus RIP Software 3-2
Installing the PostScript Driver 3-4
Installing the PostScript Driver on Client Computers 3-7
Color Matching 3-9
ICC Support 3-9
PANTONE Color Support 3-10
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Contents
4 Printing with EPSON
Stylus RIP for Windows
Printing from an Application 4-1
Starting EPSON Stylus RIP 4-2
Printing with the Default Options 4-3
Printing and Setting Printer Options 4-4
Managing Print Jobs 4-9
Batch Printing 4-10
Network Printing 4-11
Enabling File and Print Sharing 4-11
Connecting the Client Computers 4-12
Sending Print Jobs from Client Computers 4-13
Configuring EPSON Stylus RIP 4-15
Setting EPSON Stylus RIP Preferences 4-15
Starting Stylus RIP Automatically 4-16
5 Troubleshooting
Printing High Quality Color Images 5-1
Solving Problems 5-2
You see a Printer cannot be opened or Printer
not found error message (Macintosh) 5-2
You see a memory or VM error message (Macintosh) 5-3
You see a communications error message when you try to open Stylus RIP 5-3
Stylus RIP does not run (Windows) 5-3
Your saved files dont print (Windows) 5-4
Stylus RIP takes a long time before printing starts 5-4
Your printouts contain incorrect fonts or jagged type 5-4
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The printer is producing pages containing illegible type or characters 5-5
Images and type look bitmapped and jagged on your printouts 5-5
You see Font not found or Find font error messages (Macintosh) 5-6
One or more colors are missing in your printout or it prints in black ink only 5-6
Your printed output has white lines 5-7
Bitmap images or clip art looks jagged 5-7
Youre having trouble printing from
PageMaker 6.0 or 6.5 (Windows) 5-7
EPS and TIFF files do not print 5-7
Your printout has misplaced images or type 5-8
Printed images are clipped at the edges 5-8
Your Macintosh freezes when you try to print from QuarkXPress 5-8
Your Macintosh loses custom page sizes when selecting PDF file output from QuarkXPress 3.3x 5-8
Index
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The EPSON

Stylus
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RIP
software lets you use your EPSON
Stylus

COLOR or EPSON Stylus Photo ink jet printer as a
PostScript
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3 (Macintosh
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and Windows NT
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) and Level 2
(Windows
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95/98) compatible printer. It reads the Adobe
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PostScript files automatically created by the EPSON Stylus RIP printer driver, seamlessly converts them into raster images, and automatically prints them on your printer. You can use the
EPSON Stylus RIP with both Macintosh and Windows systems, in standalone or networked configurations.
Adobe PostScript is the industry standard for high-quality graphic output. All the elements in a documentincluding text, graphics, and other imagesare processed and reproduced using PostScript code. Then, when you print from an application such as QuarkXPress,
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the RIP software creates a raster image from the PostScript code and sends it to your printer.
Do You Need PostScript?
In many cases, you may not need the ability to print in
PostScript, and for these occasions you should use the standard, non-PostScript driver that comes with your printer. Using the standard driver is also a good way to ensure that your computer and printer are connected and working properly, so make sure you install the non-PostScript EPSON driver following the instructions in your printers setup guide.
Introduction
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Heres what you can use the EPSON Stylus RIP for:w Printing documents with placed or imported EPS imagesw Printing from complex PostScript-based drawing and publishing applications like Adobe Illustrator,
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Macromedia
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Freehand,
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Adobe PageMaker,
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QuarkXPress, and CorelDRAW
w Matching PANTONE
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spot colors
For all other printing applications, especially photography, use the standard, non-PostScript EPSON driver. In many cases, you will get better performance with the standard driver than with the
EPSON Stylus RIP.
Special Features
To make the most of your printers photo-quality output, the
EPSON Stylus RIP software includes these special features:w EPSON error diffusion software, the same high-quality
AcuPhoto
halftoning technology used in EPSONs non-PostScript printer driversw PANTONE professional color palette filescalibrated for your EPSON Stylus COLOR or EPSON Stylus Photo printer using a variety of media at various resolutionsto give you PANTONE colors when you use PANTONE licensed applicationsw Support for ColorSync
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2.x on the Macintosh and Image
Color Matching (ICM) for Windows through
International Color Consortium
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(ICC) profilesw Press Simulation, which adjusts your EPSON printers color gamut to more closely match the output of
SWOP-coated printing devices
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Macintosh System Requirements
To use EPSON Stylus RIP with a Macintosh in either a standalone or network environment as a print server, your system should meet the following minimum requirements:w Power Macintosh,
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iMac
series, or Power Macintosh G3 seriesw At least 16MB of available RAM for the EPSON Stylus
RIP software (20MB or more is recommended), in addition to the RAM needed by your operating system and other applicationsw At least 52MB of free hard disk space to install the software and at least 150MB of hard disk space for processing large filesw Macintosh Operating System 7.6.1 or laterw CD-ROM drivew Serial, Ethernet, or USB (SC900/SP1200 only) connection to the printer
To set up a Macintosh as a client on a network using the
EPSON Stylus RIP, your system must have the following minimum configuration:w Macintosh Centris,
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Macintosh Quadra,
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Performa,
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iMac series, Power Macintosh G3 series, or Power Macintoshw Ethernet
AppleTalk
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connection with the Macintosh set up as the EPSON Stylus RIP print serverw 8MB RAMw At least 2MB of free hard disk space to install the software and at least 150MB of free hard disk space for processing large filesw Macintosh Operating System 7.6.1 or laterw CD-ROM drive
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Windows System Requirements
To use the EPSON Stylus RIP in either a standalone or peer-to-peer network environment, your system should include:w IBM
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-compatible PC with 486 or higher processor
(Pentium
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133 MHz or higher recommended)w Microsoft Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0w At least 16MB of RAM (32MB or more recommended)w At least 50MB of free hard disk space to install the software and at least 150MB of free hard disk space for processing files (more for large files)w CD-ROM drivew An available parallel port configured as LPT1
You can print with the EPSON Stylus RIP on a peer-to-peer
Windows network by using file sharing, with the printer connected to the print servers parallel port. In this networked environment, you install the EPSON Stylus RIP software on the print server only, and install the PostScript printer driver on all your other networked computers. See page 3-4 for instructions.
How To Use Your Manuals
Before you install the RIP, make sure you set up your printer and install the standard EPSON non-PostScript driver that came with your printer, following the instructions in your printers setup guide. Refer to your EPSON printers users guide for instructions on using and maintaining your printer.
If youre familiar with software PostScript interpreters, you can use the EPSON Stylus RIP Quick Start Guide to get started with the RIP.
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For more information about installing and using the software, refer to this Users Guide, which contains the following:Chapter 1 tells you how to install the EPSON Stylus RIP on
Macintosh computers and AppleTalk networks.
Chapter 2 explains how to print with the RIP software on
Macintosh computers.
Chapter 3 tells you how to install the EPSON Stylus RIP on
Windows computers and peer-to-peer networks.
Chapter 4 explains how to print with the RIP software on
Windows computers.
Chapter 5 gives solutions to possible problems you may have.
An Index is included at the end of the book.
Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Youll find this information throughout your manual:Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment or to ensure proper operation of your software.
Notes contain important information about your software or hardware.
Tips contain additional hints for printing with EPSON Stylus RIP.
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Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic support services and automated telephone services 24 hours a day. The following tables list the contact information:To speak to a technical support representative, please refer to your printers users guide for your printers specific technical support telephone number.
Electronic support services
Service Access
World Wide Web From the Internet, you can reach EPSONs
Home Page at http://www.epson.com.
EPSON Internet FTP Site If you have Internet FTP capability, use your
Web browser (or other software for FTP downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com with the user name anonymous and your e-mail address as the password.
EPSON Forum on
CompuServe
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Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the Epson
America Forum. For a free introductory
CompuServe membership, call (800) 848-8199 and ask for representative #529.
Automated telephone services
Service Access
EPSON SoundAdvice
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For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions about EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (800) 992-8911.
EPSON FaxAdvice
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Access EPSONs technical information library by calling (800) 992-8911. You must provide a return fax number to use this service.
EPSON Referral Service For the location of your nearest Authorized
EPSON Reseller or Customer Care Center, call
(800) 992-8911.
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Before you call, please have the following information ready:w Product name (EPSON Stylus RIP)w Product serial number (located on disk sleeve)w Printer modelw Computer configurationw Description of the problem
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 807-7766 for dealer referral.
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This chapter provides instructions for installing the EPSON
Stylus RIP software on a standalone Macintosh or the print server Macintosh in a network. You can then install the
PostScript printer driver and PPD (PostScript Printer
Description) on any client Macintosh computers on your network, as described on page 1-8.
Heres what you need to do to install EPSON Stylus RIP:w Check the printers setup and operation.w Determine your system/network configuration.w Install the EPSON Stylus RIP server software on your standalone Macintosh or on the print server in a network.w Install the EPSON Stylus RIP client software on any client
Macintosh computers in your network.w If you need to match PANTONE colors, be sure to read the instructions on page 1-10 for using your printers
PANTONE color table.
Installing
EPSON Stylus
RIP for Macintosh
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Installing EPSON Stylus RIP for Macintosh
Checking the Printer
Before you install the EPSON Stylus RIP software, follow the instructions in your printers setup guide and users guide to prepare your printer for use. Make sure you perform the following steps:w If youll be using the printer in a typical network configuration (described in the following section), install an optional network interface card in the printer. (Not every printer has a network interface card option.) See your printers users guide for instructions.w Load paper, install ink cartridges, and allow your printer to complete its entire ink charging cycle. w Run a printer self test to make sure it operates properly.w Connect the printer directly to your Macintosh or to the network.w Install the standard non-PostScript EPSON driver and utilities that came with your printer.w Send a sample print job with the standard printer driver to make sure the interface connection and cable are secure and the software is installed correctly.
Once the printer is set up and tested fully, youre ready to install the EPSON Stylus RIP software on your system.
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Installing EPSON Stylus RIP for Macintosh
Determining Your Configuration
You can connect your printer and use Stylus RIP in three different configurations:w Standalonew Direct connection networkw Typical network
The standalone or direct connection network configurations are recommended for best performance.
Note:AppleTalk must be active in order to use Stylus RIP in all configurations, including a standalone system.
Standalone Configuration
In a standalone system (shown below), your printer is connected directly to your Macintosh by a standard serial (or
USB, for SC900/SP1200) cable, as shown below:In this configuration, you install the EPSON Stylus RIP Server software on your Macintosh system, which then acts as both server and client in your printing process.serial or
USB cablestandalone
Macintoshprinter
AppleTalk control panel set to
Remote Only
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Direct Connection Network Configuration
In a direct connection configuration (shown below), the
Macintosh that is connected to the printer acts as the print server, with the EPSON Stylus RIP Server software installed on it. The printer is directly connected to the print servers printer, modem, or USB port (SC900/SP1200).
The other computers in the network are clients of the server, with the EPSON Stylus RIP client software installed on them.
In this configuration, the client Macintosh computers send print jobs to the print server, which puts the job in a print queue and then sends it to the printer. This speeds up transmission of the job because it is sent over the network only once, offering you the best EPSON Stylus RIP performance.
Note:It is best to choose a Power Macintosh with a fast processor and ample RAM as your print server, allowing you to devote its resources to printing the data sent over the network. LocalTalk networks are not recommended for use with the EPSON Stylus
RIP.serial/USB cable printer print server clients
AppleTalk control panel set to Ethernet for both server and clients
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Installing EPSON Stylus RIP for Macintosh
Typical Network Configuration
In a typical network configuration, both the print server and all client Macintosh computers are only connected to the printer via an Ethernet connection through an optional network interface card, with the EPSON Stylus RIP software (server or client version) installed on every computer.
In this configuration, the print job is sent over the network twice before it prints: once from the client to the print server and once from the print server to the printer.
Note:You may experience problems if you have more than one printer on the network in a mixed configuration. For example, if you have one EPSON Stylus series printer connected to a serial port and set up as remote only and another connected by an Ethernet card on the same network, you wont be able to set the Network/AppleTalk control panel to Remote Only and Ethernet at the same time. clientsprint serverprinter optional Ethernet card
AppleTalk control panel set to Ethernet for both server and clients
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Installing EPSON Stylus RIP for Macintosh
Installing EPSON Stylus RIP on a Standalone or Print Server
Macintosh
Before you install the EPSON Stylus RIP software, disable all anti-virus or disk utility extensions, and shut down any applications that are running. Then follow these steps:1. Insert the EPSON Stylus RIP CD-ROM in your drive. If necessary, double-click the Stylus RIP CD-ROM icon to open its window.
2. Double-click the Installer icon in the Stylus RIP window.
3. At the title screen, click Continue.
4. From the Installer dialog box, pick Easy Install, specify an
Install Location to install the RIP into, and click Install.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions, then click the Restart button when prompted to restart your system. If you arent prompted to restart your computer, manually restart it yourself.
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6. Once your system has restarted, open the AppleTalk control panel by opening the Apple menu and choosing
Control Panels > AppleTalk.
7. If using a serial connection, choose Remote Only from the
Connect via pop-up menu. If visible, click the Options button and make AppleTalk Active.
8. Close the AppleTalk control panel.
The EPSON Stylus RIP software is installed on your hard disk.
If your computer is not connected to a network, you can skip ahead to the next chapter to start printing via the RIP. If you have client computers that will need to print to the RIP, continue to the next section.
Caution:Once youve installed the EPSON Stylus RIP software, dont move, modify, or delete any of the files or folders that were created on your hard disk, or the software may not work.
Set the connection method to
Remote Only
If visible, click here to enable
AppleTalk
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Installing EPSON Stylus RIP on a
Client Macintosh
Once youve installed the EPSON Stylus RIP Server software on your print server, you can install the Client software on the client Macintosh computer(s) in your network.
Before you install the EPSON Stylus RIP Client software, disable all anti-virus or disk utility extensions, and shut down any applications that are running. Then, follow these steps:1. Insert the EPSON Stylus RIP CD-ROM in your drive. If necessary, double-click the Stylus RIP CD-ROM icon to open its window.
2. Double-click the Client Install icon in the
Stylus RIP window.
3. At the title screen, click Continue.
4. From the Client Install dialog box, pick Easy Install, specify an Install Location to install the RIP into, and click Install.
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5. Follow the on-screen instructions, then click Quit when prompted to finish the installation.
6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for each client Macintosh that will print with EPSON Stylus RIP over the network.
Caution:Once youve installed the EPSON Stylus RIP Client software, dont move, modify, or delete any of the files or folders that were created on your hard disk, or the software may not work.
Color Matching
During the EPSON Stylus RIP installation, ICC (International
Color Consortium) profiles for ColorSync 2.x support, press simulation profiles, and the PANTONE color table for your printer are automatically installed on your system. These tools allow your printer to work with the other components of your color management system.
Press Simulations
The EPSON Stylus RIP press simulation profiles allow you to output CMYK-defined colors that approximate SWOP and other standard colors on your EPSON printer. When simulating a press run with the Press Simulation feature, your printers wide color gamut will be reduced to more closely simulate the gamut of SWOP and other printing devices.
However, your EPSON printer is designed for color comping only, and not color proofing. Even with the press simulation feature, true color accuracy is not possible with your EPSON printer and the RIP.
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ColorSync 2.x Support
For applications that support ColorSync 2.x, use the ICC profiles that are included with the EPSON Stylus RIP software.
When you install the RIP software, these profiles should automatically be copied to the ColorSync profiles folder in your
Preferences folder within the System folder. If the profiles are not copied automatically, you may need to copy them yourself.
Note:It is recommended that you install a ColorSync profile for all your input/output devices (monitor, scanner, etc.) to achieve successful color matching.
PANTONE Color Support
PANTONE professional color palette files for your printer are included with the EPSON Stylus RIP software. These files can be read directly into PANTONE-licensed applications so you can have printer calibrated versions of PANTONE colors. The colors are calibrated to use the RIPs error diffusion halftoning and EPSON coated paper and photo-quality media.
To install PANTONE color tables for your printer, open the
PANTONE folder in the Stylus RIP Utilities folder on your hard drive. Double-click the icon that corresponds to your printer, and follow the prompts to install your printers
PANTONE color table.
For application-specific usage instructions of your PANTONE color table, refer to the HowToMac PDF file that is installed with the PANTONE color table. Use the Find command in the
Finders File menu to locate the file on your hard drive.
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Every attempt is made to accurately match color values as closely as possible to the PANTONE spot colors. However, no color matching scheme can guarantee an exact match, due to environmental and other characteristics that affect how we perceive color.
For example, a color that appears to be an exact match under incandescent room lighting may appear differently under fluorescent lighting conditions. While many of these factors are accounted for in the process of developing the colors, an exact match is not possible under all visual conditions.
Note:If Pantone Profiles are not listed for your printer, please visit
EPSONS web site to download them at http://www.epson.com/.
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Once youve installed the EPSON Stylus RIP software on your
Macintosh computer(s), you need to set up your server or standalone Macintosh before you can start printing PostScript documents. Once set up, you can print with the RIP by starting the Stylus RIP Server application, selecting the RIP in the
Chooser, printing from your application, and then letting the
RIP software process your print job and send it to your printer.
You can also use the Stylus RIP window to monitor your print jobs, manage the print queue, or run a batch of print jobs at the same time.
Heres what this chapter covers:w Setting up and starting the EPSON Stylus RIP Server softwarew Printing from an applicationw Printing over a networkw Drag and drop printingw Managing print jobs
Printing with
EPSON Stylus
RIP for Macintosh
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Printing with EPSON Stylus RIP for Macintosh
Setting Up the EPSON Stylus RIP
Server
Follow the steps below to set up the EPSON Stylus RIP Server software the first time you use it youll need to do this for both standalone and network configurations.
1. Make sure the Stylus RIP Server application has at least
20MB of RAM available. Open the Stylus RIP folder on your hard disk, and highlight the Stylus RIP Server icon.
Choose Get Info from the File menu, then set the following Memory Requirements:w Preferred Size 20000Kw Minimum Size 16000K
Note:If you are not running your Macintosh with virtual memory turned on, increase each of the Memory Requirements by
4000K.
2. Disable all desktop printing extensions.
3. Turn on the printer and wait to make sure its power light comes on and the light is not flashing. Make sure the printer is properly connected to your Macintosh or network.
4. Start the Stylus RIP Server application by double-clicking the Stylus RIP Server icon.
5. The first time you run the server software, a dialog box asks you to select your port or your printer name. Select the appropriate modem, printer, or USB port (SC900/SP1200 only) if you are connected to the printer via a serial or USB cable.
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If you connected the printer via a network interface card and use AppleTalk zones, select the printers zone and then select the printer name. Or use the Scan button to locate the printer on your network.
Click OK once you select the printer and port.
Note:If you change your printer connection later, you must reconfigure Stylus RIP for your new port. To do so, start Stylus
RIP and select Printer Connection from the PostScript menu.
When you see the Connection dialog box, select your printer on the new port or interface.
6. If the printer has not been previously licensed for
PostScript, or this is the first time youve run the Stylus RIP
Server, a dialog box prompts you for your EPSON Stylus
RIP license key. (The license is printed on your CD-ROM sleeve.) Type it exactly as shown and click OK.
7. The Stylus RIP Server software searches for the printer, checks printer settings and licenses, and then displays the
Stylus RIP server window. Leave the window open.
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Printing with EPSON Stylus RIP for Macintosh
If youre using Stylus RIP on a standalone Macintosh, youre ready to start printing. If youre using Stylus RIP on a network, or if you want to set preferences, follow the steps in the next section to configure the software for your system.
Configuring EPSON Stylus RIP Preferences
To configure the Stylus RIP Server, follow these steps:1. Open the File menu and select Preferences. You see the following dialog box:2. You can change the following settings:w Timeout
This sets the time period when the Stylus RIP Server disconnects from a client Macintosh if there is no response. Default is 120 seconds; maximum is 240.w Network Name
This is the name that appears in the Chooser and in the
RIP server information window when the server is running.
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Printing with EPSON Stylus RIP for Macintoshw Job Priority
This sets the resource priority given to either the Mac
OS or the EPSON Stylus RIP Server application. Move the slide bar all the way to Stylus RIP if you are running it on a standalone server to increase RIP performance.w Raster Spool Mode
This checkbox turns the raster image spooling feature on and off the default setting is off. Raster Spool
Mode is recommended only when you frequently print multiple copies of the same page.
In Raster Spool Mode, the Stylus RIP Monitor appears on your screen when you print. See page 2-17 for more information.
Note:The Timeout, Network Name, and Job Priority settings go into effect when you click OK and exit the Preferences dialog box.
However, you must exit and restart the Stylus RIP Server software before a change to the Raster Spool Mode setting can take effect.
3. Click OK to accept the changes.
Setting Up the Chooser and
PostScript Drivers
Before you can print with the EPSON Stylus RIP software from any Macintosh, both the Chooser and the correct
PostScript Printer Definition (PPD) file need to be configured on the Macintosh you are printing from.
You should double-check these settings before printing to the
Stylus RIP Server, especially if you regularly print to different printers on a network or save PostScript print files for printing on printers not connected to your network.
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Printing with EPSON Stylus RIP for Macintosh
To select the proper PPD file and Chooser settings, follow these steps:1. Turn on your EPSON printer, and if it is connected to a network, turn on the print server Macintosh.
2. Double-click the Stylus RIP Server icon in the Stylus RIP folder to start the EPSON
Stylus RIP Server. (In a networked environment, the Stylus RIP Server icon is located on the hard drive of the print server Macintosh.)
3. On the Macintosh you wish to print from, open the
Chooser in the Apple menu. Click the AdobePS icon, and select Stylus RIP Server from the printer list. Make sure
AppleTalk is active, even if you are not connected to a network.
Caution:You must turn on AppleTalk or the Stylus RIP software will not work, even if you are using a standalone system.
Click the AdobePS icon first...then select the
Stylus RIP Server printer item...then make
AppleTalk
Active, even if you arent printing on a network
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4. From the Chooser, click Setup to select the PPD file that corresponds to your EPSON ink jet printer. The following dialog box appears:5. In most cases, clicking the Auto Setup button will automatically select the correct PPD file. Click Auto
Setup. If your printer model appears at the top of this dialog box, click OK.
6. If your printer model is not displayed, click Select PPD.
The following dialog box appears:7. Highlight your printer and click Select. Then confirm the name and click OK. Close the Chooser.
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Now youre ready to print a PostScript document from the print server or a client Macintosh. See the following section for printing instructions.
To make starting Stylus RIP easy and to allow you to drag and drop
PostScript files for printing, create an alias of the Stylus RIP Server program on your desktop. Click the Stylus RIP Server icon and select Make Alias from the File menu. Then drag the alias icon to your desktop. See page 2-15 for instructions on drag and drop printing.
Printing from an Application
When you want to print PostScript documents, you must first start the Stylus RIP Server software, and then leave it running.
In most situations, you should leave it active until you shut down your Macintosh.
Note:To set up the Stylus RIP Server software so it starts automatically each time you turn on or restart your Macintosh, see page 2-14.
Then, when you send a PostScript print job from your application to the Stylus RIP Server, it processes the PostScript file into a raster image and prints it on your printer. If you send the job from a client Macintosh on a network, the Stylus RIP
Client software sends it to the print server Macintosh for processing.
Caution:Before printing from an application, make sure the Stylus RIP
Server software is set up and running.
If youre printing from a client system, you dont need to have the Stylus RIP software on your Macintosh. Just make sure
Stylus RIP is running on the server and AdobePS is selected in the client Macintoshs Chooser before you print. See page 2-5 for instructions.
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Sending the Print Job
To print a document from an application, follow these steps:1. Open the document you want to print in your application.
2. Select Page Setup from the File menu. The Adobe Page
Setup dialog box appears. Set the print options for your document and click OK.
3. Once you have set up the page, select Print from the File menu. The following dialog box appears:4. Select the number of copies, page range, and paper source you want. Make sure the Destination option is set to
Printer, not File. Then click Print.
If you want to use the drag and drop printing method described on page 2-15, select File instead, and make sure you print to a PS, not EPS, file.
To set options for this print job, choose a print job option category from the General pop-up menu. See page 2-10.
Click here to select different categories of print job options
Click here to save the current settings as the default settings
Click here to print your document with the current settings
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Once you click Print, the application sends the print job to the
Stylus RIP Server software for processing and printing.
Setting Print Job Options
Print job options are divided into categoriesyou access these different categories of options via a pop-up menu that is initially labeled General. Certain categories, such as
Background Printing or Cover Page, are common to all
PostScript printers and most applications, and are covered in your applications user manual. Settings in other categories, such as Color Matching and Printer Specific Options, deal specifically with the EPSON Stylus RIP softwares abilities, and are covered in the following sections.
Color Matching
The EPSON Stylus RIP can manage colors in several different ways. Follow these steps to set color matching options:1. From the Print dialog box, choose Color Matching from the print job option category pop-up menu.
Choose Color Matching...then choose a
Printer
Profilethen choose a
Color
Matching method...
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2. Choose one of the following Print Color settings:w Black and White
Select this setting for faster printing of text and/or line art in black only. w Color/Grayscale
Choose this setting for printing without CMYK color correction.w ColorSync Color Matching
Choose this setting for color management with ICC profiles. Stylus RIP matches the colors in your printout to the colors displayed on your monitor as closely as possible. In a networked system, ColorSync color correction is performed on the client Macintosh, and must be enabled. w PostScript Color Matching
Choose this setting for color management of RGB files or if youre using a press simulation profile. In a networked system, PostScript color matching is performed by EPSON Stylus RIP on the print server.
If you choose one of the color matching options, you must choose a Printer Profile to use for matching.
3. If you selected a color matching option in step 2, choose a
Printer Profile corresponding to the media and resolution
(print quality) you want to use, or to the press simulation you want to use.
The available profiles are described below. Be sure to choose one of the media/resolution profiles beginning with
CPS or one of the press simulation profiles beginning with EPSON. These are the only ones that work with
Stylus RIP.
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The profiles use terms defined as follows:w 360P_360: 360 dpi Ink Jet Paperw GF_1440, GF_720: Glossy Film at 1440 or 720 dpiw GP_1440, GP_720: Glossy Paper at 1440 or 720 dpiw PQP_1440, PQP_720: Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper at
1440 or 720 dpiw EPSON_DIC: Japanese press standardw EPSON_Euro: (Euroscale) European press standardw EPSON_SWOP: (Specifications for Web Offset
Publications) U.S. press standard. Choose this profile if youre using the Press Simulation option. w EPSON_TOYO: Japanese press standard
Note:If youre using one of the Press Simulation options described in the next section, you must choose the corresponding Press Simulation profile listed above.
Printer Specific Options
Follow these steps to set media quality and type, ink, and Press
Simulation options if you selected Printer Specific Options from the Print dialog box:1. Set the Media(Quality) option corresponding to the media youre printing on and the resolution (print quality) you want to use.
See your printers users guide for more information about
Media Type and Print Quality settings. If youre using color matching, make sure the Media(Quality) setting you choose corresponds to your Printer Profile setting.
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2. Set the Ink option to CMYK (the default setting) for color or Grayscale.
3. Choose one of the Press Simulation settings if you want your colors to more closely match those of SWOP printing devices or other standards.
If you use one of the press simulation options, you must choose the corresponding profile (see page 2-11), and print on coated or photo quality media. Your choices are:w SWOP-coated (Specifications for Web Offset
Publications, U.S. press standard for coated paper) w Euro (Euroscale, European press standard)w DIC (Japanese press standard)w Off (Printers default)
4. If you have an EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520 or 3000 printer, or an EPSON Stylus Photo 1200, choose one of the following for the Paper Options:w Print Using Roll Feed Media
Make sure you choose this setting when youre printing on roll paper; otherwise, the printer will eject the entire roll of paper.w Print Using Cut Sheet Media (printers default)
Make sure you choose this setting when youre printing on single sheets of paper; otherwise, the top and bottom edges of your image may be clipped.
5. To send the print job to the Stylus RIP Server with the selected options, click Print. To make your settings the future default settings, click Save Settings.
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Starting the EPSON Stylus RIP
Server Software Automatically
Note:Because the Stylus RIP Server software uses a lot of system resources, you may want to start it automatically only on a print server that is dedicated to printing PostScript documents.
Follow these steps to set up the Stylus RIP Server software so it starts automatically each time you turn on or restart your standalone Macintosh or print server: 1. Turn on the printer and the standalone or print server
Macintosh.
2. Click the Stylus RIP Server icon in the Stylus RIP folder to select it.
3. Choose Make Alias from the File menu. The software creates a Stylus RIP Server alias icon in your Stylus RIP folder.
4. Drag the Stylus RIP Server alias icon to your desktop.
5. Open the System folder and locate the Startup Items folder.
6. Drag the Stylus RIP Server alias icon into the Startup
Items folder.
When you restart your system, the Stylus RIP Server software starts automatically. To cancel automatic startup of the Stylus
RIP Server software, remove its alias icon from the Startup
Items folder and restart your Macintosh.
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Drag and Drop Printing
Drag and drop printing allows you to create PostScript print job files and then drag them to the RIP Server when youre ready to print. During drag and drop printing, you can close all other applications so your Macintosh can print as quickly as possible with the maximum system resources available. You dont even have to have the Stylus RIP Server application open before you start. Follow these steps:1. Open a document as usual and set your Page Setup options.
2. Select Print from the File menu.
3. In the Print dialog box, set the Destination to File.
4. Click the General pop-up menu and choose Save as File.
5. Select any PostScript Level type, set the Data Format to
Binary, and choose Include All fonts.
6. Set any other options you want to use and click Save.
7. If necessary, choose the folder where you want to save the print file.
8. After your file is created, simply drag it to the Stylus RIP
Server alias icon. The RIP opens (if its not already open) and begins processing your file or files. You can continue to drag and drop multiple files, and they will be processed in the order in which they were dropped.
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Managing Print Jobs
While your job is printing, the Server Information window displays the following information: (If you dont see this window, select Show window from the PostScript menu.)
You can use the information in the window to track the progress of your print job. If a problem occurs during printing, youll see the error displayed in the Message area.
To cancel a print job, click the Cancel button on the screen, or press the

J and . (period) keys on your keyboard.
Click here to cancel a print job.
Page currently printing
Percentage of current page complete
Percentage of current job complete
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Using the Stylus RIP Monitor
If youre running the EPSON Stylus RIP on a network, you can use the Stylus RIP Monitor to manage your print jobs from each client Macintosh. You must have Raster Spool Mode turned on to use the Stylus RIP Monitor.
Follow these steps to turn on Raster Spool Mode:1. Choose Preferences from the File menu of the Stylus RIP
Server software.
2. Check Raster Spool Mode and click OK.
3. Exit and restart the Stylus RIP Server software for this mode to take effect.
The Monitor starts automatically after a print job is processed.
In the Monitor window you can see a list of spooled print jobs and the status of the job thats currently printing.
If you dont see the Stylus RIP Monitor, select Show window from the File menu. To cancel a print job that is already spooled and waiting to be printed, select the job and click
Cancel Printing.
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This chapter provides instructions for installing the EPSON Stylus
RIP software and accompanying PostScript driver on your
Windows 95/98 or NT system. Even if you already have other
PostScript printer drivers, you need to install AdobePS 4.2
(Windows 95/98) or 5.0 (NT 4), which is included on the EPSON
Stylus RIP CD-ROM. AdobePS 4.2 and 5.0 provide several new features and greater support for many popular applications.
Heres what you need to do to completely install the RIP:w Check the printers setup and operation.w Install the EPSON Stylus RIP software on your computer.w Install the Adobe PostScript 4.2 or 5.0 driver, depending on your operating system.w If your applications use ICM (Image Color Matching) and you need this type of color matching, make sure the ICC
(International Color Consortium) profiles are copied to the correct folder. w If you need to match PANTONE colors, be sure to read the instructions on the PANTONE PDF file, located at: C:\Program Files\EPSON\PANTONE\\CoatedPaper720Note:If youre planning to use the EPSON Stylus RIP on a peer to peer network, you need to install the RIP software on the print server only. However, you must install the Adobe PostScript driver and a
PPD on all computers that will print to the RIP.
Installing
EPSON Stylus
RIP for Windows
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Checking the Printer
Before you install the EPSON Stylus RIP software, follow the instructions in your printers setup guide to set up your printer for use, making sure you perform the following steps:w Load paper, install ink cartridges, and allow your printer to complete its entire ink charging cycle.w Connect the printer to your computer via a parallel cable and your computers LPT1 port.w Install the standard non-PostScript EPSON driver and utilities that came with your printer.w Send a sample print job with the standard driver to make sure the interface connection and cable are secure and software is installed correctly.
Once the printer is set up and tested fully, youre ready to install the EPSON Stylus RIP software on your system.
Installing the EPSON Stylus RIP
Software
Before you start, make sure Windows is running and all applications on your system are closed. Turn off all virus protection and disk-monitoring software, following the instructions included with your utility software or your
Windows documentation.
Note:The installation options you choose in the setup program to install
EPSON Stylus RIP on a Client computer will be different than the ones you choose for a standalone or Server computer.
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Follow these steps to install the RIP and driver on your computer:1. Insert the EPSON Stylus RIP CD-ROM in your drive.
The install program starts automatically.
If it doesnt start automatically, double-click My
Computer. Then double-click the Stylus RIP icon.
2. Choose your printer model from the Installer dialog box and click Install.
If you are installing the RIP on a Client computer, click Exit and skip ahead to installing the PostScript driver on page 3-4.
3. At the introductory screen, click Next. Then choose an installation directory for the EPSON Stylus RIP by clicking
Browse, or click Next to accept the default installation location.
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4. Once the EPSON Stylus RIP files are installed on your system, you see a dialog box telling you that setup is complete. Click Finish to complete this portion of the RIP installation.
Once the EPSON Stylus RIP Installer is finished, the Adobe
PostScript 4.2 or 5.0 setup program starts automatically. Follow the steps in the next section to install the PostScript driver.
Installing the PostScript Driver
After you install the Stylus RIP software, the AdobePS 4.2 or
5.0 setup program starts automatically. Follow these steps: Note:If the Adobe PostScript installer doesnt start automatically, youll need to manually run the Adobe setup program from the EPSON
Stylus RIP installation CD. It is located at:Windows 95/98: (CD-ROM drive):/Driver95/SETUP.EXE
Windows NT 4.0: (CD-ROM drive):/DriverNT/SETUP.EXE
1. The AdobePS setup program displays its license agreement first. Read the agreement and click Accept to accept its terms.
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2. At the first setup screen, click Next. (You can click Read to display the Readme file at this point if you wish.)
3. The program then asks if you want to copy the Setup program to your hard disk. Select No and click Next.
4. At the Printer Type dialog box, choose Local Printer, then click Next.
5. At the Install PostScript Printer from PPD dialog box, highlight the PPD file that corresponds to your printer model and click Next.
Note:If the dialog box doesnt initially display any PPD files that correspond to your printer, open this folder from My Computer: C:\Program Files\EPSON\Stylus RIP\Stylus RIP_Utilities\PPDS.
Click here to select your printer
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6. At the Local Port Selection dialog box, highlight one of the following:On a standalone system or print server, select
Stylus RIP: EPSON Stylus RIP and click Next.
On a client computer, select File and click Next.
7. At the Add Printer dialog box, click both No radio buttons.
Otherwise, your printer may output pages of code. Give the
RIP printer a descriptive name to make it appear different than the standard driver. Then click Next.
8. At the printer properties dialog box, click OK to accept the default settings.
For standalone systems or print servers, select Stylus
RIP
For client computers, select FILE
Do not make your printer the default
Do not print the test page
Give the RIP printer driver a descriptive name
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9. Once the PostScript driver is installed, the Setup program asks if you want to add another PostScript printer to your system.
Click the Exit button to stop adding PostScript drivers.
10. When you see a message that installation is complete, click
Yes to close the Setup program and restart the system automatically.
Once the system restarts, the EPSON Stylus RIP software and
PostScript driver are successfully installed. If you arent printing in a networked environment, you can jump ahead to Chapter 4 to begin printing with the RIP.
Note:If you use PageMaker 6.0 or 6.5, you also need to copy your printers PPD file to a PageMaker folder. Copy your EPSON printers
PPD file from the Windows\System folder to
C:\PM6\RSRC\USENGLISH\PPD4.
Installing the PostScript Driver on
Client Computers
You can use the EPSON Stylus RIP in a Windows 95/98 or
Windows NT peer to peer network by connecting your
EPSON ink jet printer to the print servers parallel port, and then directing the other systems (the client computers) to generate PostScript print files with the PostScript driver and save them to a shared directory. The RIP software monitors this shared directory for PostScript print files, and prints the document automatically.
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To set up EPSON Stylus RIP for this networked environment, install the RIP software on the print server as described in the previous section, and then install only the PostScript printer driver on the client computers on the network.
Follow these steps to only install the PostScript printer driver on client computers:1. Insert the EPSON Stylus RIP CD-ROM in the drive. The install program starts automatically.
Note:If the Adobe PostScript installer doesnt start automatically, youll need to manually run the Adobe setup program from the
EPSON Stylus RIP installation CD. It is located at:Windows 95/98: (CD-ROM drive):/Driver95/SETUP.EXE
Windows NT 4.0: (CD-ROM drive):/DriverNT/SETUP.EXE
2. When the Stylus RIP Installer dialog box appears, click
Exit. The Adobe PostScript 4.2 or 5.0 Setup program starts automatically.
3. Follow the instructions beginning on page 3-4 to install the
PostScript driver.
Do not select a printer when installing the software on a workstation. Click
Exit to only install the
PostScript driver.
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Color Matching
During the EPSON Stylus RIP installation, the ICC profiles and PANTONE color table for your printer are installed in the
Stylus RIP utilities folder.
ICC Support
For Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4 ICM support, use the
ICC profiles that are included with the EPSON Stylus RIP software. (Your application must also support Windows color matching to use ICC profile information.)
When you install your the EPSON Stylus RIP software, these profiles are copied into the Stylus RIP Utilities folder
(Program Files\EPSON\Stylus RIP\Stylus RIP_UtilitiesICC_PROFILE).
To use the profiles with Windows 95, you must manually copy the profiles to the following folder: C:\Windows\System\Color. Under Windows 98 and
Windows NT 4, the profiles are automatically copied to the appropriate folders when you install Stylus RIP. For more information, see the Readme file in the
Program Files\EPSON\Stylus RIP\Stylus RIP_UtilitiesICC_PROFILE directory.
Note:You should install an ICC profile for all your input/output devices to achieve successful color matching. In addition, you may need to copy your profiles to other locations depending on the applications you use. Refer to your applications documentation for instructions on using ICM.
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PANTONE Color Support
PANTONE professional color palette files for your printer are included with the EPSON Stylus RIP software. These files can be read directly into most PANTONE-licensed applications so you can have printer-calibrated versions of PANTONE colors.
The colors are calibrated to use Stylus RIPs error diffusion halftoning on EPSON coated paper and photo-quality media.
Note:For installation and application-specific usage instructions, refer to the Howto.pdf file in the following folder:Program Files\EPSON\Stylus RIP\Stylus RIP_UtilitiesPANTONE\\CoatedPaper720Every attempt is made to accurately match color values as closely as possible to the PANTONE spot colors. However, no color matching scheme can guarantee an exact match, due to environmental and other characteristics that affect how we perceive color.
For example, a color that appears to be an exact match under incandescent room lighting may appear differently under fluorescent lighting conditions. While many of these factors are accounted for in the process of developing the colors, an exact match is not possible under all visual conditions.
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Once youve installed the EPSON Stylus RIP software on your computer(s), youre ready to print in PostScript. To print with the EPSON Stylus RIP, you need to start the RIP, set printing options, print from your application, and let the RIP process your print job and send it to your printer. You can then use the
EPSON Stylus RIP window to monitor your print jobs, manage the print queue, or run a batch of print jobs at the same time.
Heres what this chapter covers:w Printing from a Windows applicationw Setting printer and output optionsw Managing print jobsw Printing over a networkw Configuring the EPSON Stylus RIP application
Printing from an Application
When you want to print PostScript documents, you must first start the EPSON Stylus RIP software. Then you print via the
PostScript driver, which automatically stores your print job as a file on your hard disk. The RIP then automatically processes the print job and sends it to your printer.
Printing with
EPSON Stylus
RIP for Windows
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Starting EPSON Stylus RIP
To start the EPSON Stylus RIP software, click Start,
Programs, Epson, and click Stylus RIP. The program checks your printer, and then opens the Stylus RIP window:This window displays the progress of your print job(s) as they are processed and allows you to cancel them. For more information, see page 4-9.
Note:If the printer has not been previously licensed for PostScript, or if this is the first time youve run Stylus RIP, a dialog box prompts you for your Stylus RIP license key. It can take up to 30 seconds to check a printer for its license. (The license key is printed on your
CD-ROM sleeve. Type it exactly as shown and click OK.)
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Printing with the Default Options
Printing with the RIP is a straightforward process if you dont need to adjust printer or printout options, and are printing from the computer the printer is directly connected to. To print with the RIP with the default options enabled, make sure your printer is on, and follow these steps:1. Open a document and choose Print from the applications
File menu.
2. Choose the EPSON Stylus RIP printer driver from the print dialog box. The Where field changes from LTP1 to
Stylus RIP or File.
3. If you want to change any printer options before printing, see the next section for instructions.
4. If youre ready to print with the default options, click OK.
After a few moments, the Stylus RIP window displays its print queue and printer status messages, and then sends the document to your printer. See page 4-9 for details.
The printer port changes from
LPT1 to Stylus
RIP or File
Select the EPSON
Stylus RIP printer driver here...
Click here to change any print job or printer options
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Printing and Setting Printer Options
You can change several printer options, such as paper size and type, printer resolution, or specific PostScript options before you print.
Note:The actual Properties dialog boxes differ between Windows 95/98 and Windows NT, but each allows you to change the same options.
Follow these steps:1. Open a document and choose Print or Print Setup from the File menu.
2. Select the Epson Stylus RIP printer driver from the Name menu and click Properties.
3. In Windows 95/98, you select printer options from three different tabs: Paper, Graphics, and Device Options.
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The Paper tab is the default tab, and is where you can specify the desired paper size, layout, orientation, paper source, and copies for your print job. The Graphics tab lets you specify any PostScript scaling or special effects. (The
Resolution menu has no effect.)
The Device Options tab, shown below, lets you select the type of media (paper) and desired resolution, ink color mode, and press simulation mode.
Note:To make the settings in these dialog boxes your default settings for future printouts, open the Properties dialog box from the Printers control panel instead of from your application.
Right mouse click a printer in the Printers control panel and choose Properties from the pop-up menu.
Choose the feature you want to set here
Change the setting here
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In Windows NT, all printer and print job options are under the Advanced tab via a menu tree:To change options in both the Windows 95/98 and
Windows NT Properties dialog boxes, the procedure is essentially the same. First, you click the feature you want to change in the upper portion of the dialog box, and then choose the setting for that feature from the lower portion.
In the Windows 95/98 Device Options tab, you need to pull down the Change setting for menu to select the settingin Windows NT your choices are in the Change
Setting scrolling list.
For a description of the Paper and Graphics tabs settings, click Help within these tabs. For a description of the
Device Options tabs settings and features, see page 4-7.
4. When youre finished selecting options, click OK. Then click OK at the Print dialog box to print.
Choose the feature you want to set here
Change the setting here
Click here to expand or collapse a section of the tree
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Selecting Device Options/Printer Features
The Windows 95/98 Device Options tab and the
Windows NT Printer Features section let you set up your document for printing at different resolutions, on different media types, and with different PostScript effects. You can change the following printer options:1. Set the Media(Quality) option to correspond to the paper youre printing on and the resolution (print quality) you want to use. See your printer users guide for more information about Media Type and Print Quality settings.
2. Set the Ink option to CMYK (color) or Grayscale, depending on whether you want color or black and white output.
3. If you have an EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520 or 3000 printer, or an EPSON Stylus Photo 1200 printer, choose one of the following Paper Options:w Print on roll paper
Choose this setting when youre printing on roll paper; otherwise, the printer will eject the entire roll of paper.w Print on single sheets
Choose this setting when youre printing on single sheets of paper; otherwise, the top and bottom edges of your image may be clipped.
4. If you are printing with CMYK color data and you want your printers output to match the SWOP, Euro, or DIC standards of offset printing color separations, choose the appropriate standard as the Press Simulation setting. You have the following choices:w SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications, the U.S. standard for coated paper)
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Note:The color of printouts can look different depending on lighting and paper selection. The Press Simulation feature assumes you are looking at printouts under light with a correlated color temperature of 5000K, and that were printed on either 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper,
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, Photo Paper, or Photo Quality Glossy
Film.
Caution:Some applications, such as PageMaker 6.5, Illustrator 7.0, or
QuarkXPress 3.3 with HELIOS ColorSync2 XTension, can also be used for color management. If you use these programs color management functions while a Press Simulation mode is selected, you may get unpredictable results.
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Managing Print Jobs
While your job is printing, the following information appears in the Stylus RIP window:If a problem occurs during printing, youll see the error indicated in the Message area. If you run out of paper or ink, for example, Stylus RIP displays an error message in this area and holds the print job. After you correct the problem, Stylus
RIP releases the job.
To cancel a job that is currently spooling, click Cancel
Printing.
To remove a job that is waiting in the queue, select the file or files from the list at the bottom of the window and click Cancel
Selected Files.
Name of file currently printing
Page currently printing
Percentage of current page complete
Percentage of current job complete
Print jobs in the queue
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Printing with EPSON Stylus RIP for Windows
Batch Printing
In addition to having the RIP process print jobs as soon as they are created, you can also create print jobs and hold them in a queue so you can print them at a later time. This allows you to close other applications, permitting your computer to print

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