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					 HP Scitex XL1500             Onyx I-RIP Training

                    Module 1 – General Introduction

Course Overview
 1. General Introduction
 2. DTP
 3. Onyx PosterShop RIP
 4. Media Manager
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                    Module 2 – System Configuration

Software Configuration



     Mac/PC                 RIP Station              HP Scitex XL1500




       DTP                    Onyx I-RIP             Machine Software
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                                 Module 3 – DTP

Module Contents
Subject                                                      Slide
DTP Work Flow                                                  20
File Format – Input                                            21
File Format – Output                                           22
Macintosh Chooser                                              23
CMYK Separation Setup in Photoshop                             24
Ink Coverage                                                   25
Closing a PS File Using FreeHand                               26
ICC – International Color Consortium                           28
Insert ICC with PhotoShop                                      29
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DTP Work Flow




                                                                Application
                                                                 Machine
   Mac/PC
 Workstation:
                               Onyx I-RIP
 PhotoShop,
                PS, EPS,                           1-bit Tiff
  Quark etc.
                JPG, PDF
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File Format – Input
  PS (PostScript):
     A programming and page description language supported by most DTP
     and graphics applications.
  EPS (Encapsulated PostScript):
     A version of PostScript file format that includes both a low resolution
     preview and a high resolution PostScript image description.
  PDF (Portable Document Format):
     Independent file format (not in program, system or computer).
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File Format – Output
  1-bit TIFF
    A data file that is processed or output sequentially, bit by bit and line by
    line. This format has been developed especially for HP IID.
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Macintosh Chooser
  Laserwriter 8.4.2.3 and above or AdobePS printer
  PPD
  Onyx Production House CD
  Mac Tools directory in E:/Graphics folder on Prefix RIP server.
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CMYK Separation Setup in PhotoShop
  Separation type    GCR
  Black generation   Medium
  Black ink limit    100%
  Total ink limit    300%
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Ink Coverage

1              2                 3




 4                  5           6
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Closing a PS File Using FreeHand


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                                         3
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Closing a PS File Using FreeHand (Cont.)


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ICC – International Color Consortium
  International color standards for all devices
  CMM – Color Matching Module
  Use HP IID Profile Wizard to create ICC profiles
  Input and output ICC profiles are set in Print properties during RIP
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Insert ICC with PhotoShop


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Module Contents
Subject                                                   Slide
Hardware – Disk Drives                                      31
Onyx I-RIP Software                                         32
Before Installation                                         33
Installation and Configuration                              35
Configuring the Printer                                     38
Main Window – Onyx RIP Queue                                41
RIP a File                                                  42
Opening an Image                                            43
Preflight – Printer and Media                               44
Preflight – Previewing and Sizing                           45
Preflight – Tiling                                          46
Preflight – Color Correction                                47
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Hardware – Disk Drives




      Removable drive              Windows XP Pro server
                                   and other programs


      C:\ and D:\ (SCSI)           120 GB disk for images


      CD drive                     CD/DVD-ROM reader
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Onyx I-RIP Software
  Onyx I-RIP Server
  Preflight
  Media Manager
  Step and Repeat
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Before Installation
Production House hardware and software recommended requirements:
  Motherboard - 2 USB ports
  CPU - Intel Pentium IV/AMD Athlon single/dual 3.2 GHz or higher.
   A dual processor will increase performance.
  RAM - Minimum 2 GB per CPU
  Hard disk - 3 or more SCSI 10000 RPM hard drives of 40 GB (minimum)
   each
   Recommended: 5 SCSI 10000 RPM hard drives of 80-120 GB each
  Hard drive space for installation - 100 MB
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Before Installation (Cont.)
  Operating system - Windows XP Pro Server
  2 Network boards –
      • 100 MB BASE-T
      • 1 GB Ethernet adapter for network connection
     It is recommended to use 2 network boards: one for the network
     connection and another for direct connection to the machine.
  Monitor resolution - 1024 × 768 pixels with 16-bit color
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Installation and Configuration
To Install:
  1. Make sure you have the Administrator Privilege.
  2. Attach the HASP key to the parallel port (or attach the USB key to the
     USB port).
  3. Insert the Onyx I-RIP program CD into the CD drive.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and click Next.
  5. Install the printer.
  6. Once completed, restart the computer.
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Installation and Configuration (Cont.)




             Choose C:\Onyx Graphics
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Installation and Configuration (Cont.)
  Upon completion of the installation procedure, the software will open a
   list of drivers to install. Choose and installs the HP Scitex XL1500 1bit
   printer.
  In the Onyx I-RIP, you can install several different printers, and work on
   each one separately with different devices.
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Configuring the Printer




                                           Install the 1-bit printer
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Configuring the Printer (Cont.)
   Before printing from the Onyx RIP-Queue, you must first configure each of
   the installed printers.

To configure your printer:
 1. Start Onyx RIP Queue by:
        •   Selecting Onyx RIP_Queue from the Start menu,
            or
        •   Double clicking the Onyx RIP Queue icon from the Desktop.
     The Configure Printer Port dialog appears
     (when you run the Onyx RIP-Queue for the first time).
 2. Select the Print to File port.
 3. Configure the media and page size you would like to work with.
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Configuring the Printer (Cont.)
 4. Choose Print to File and then configure the output directory.
 5. Choose the media.
    If all media types do not appear initially, they will appear after importing.



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Main Window – Onyx RIP Queue



Select the
   Printer



      Job




                                               Preview




     Hold
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RIP a File
There are two options to open and RIP a file:
  Use the RIP server.
         From the Hold to the Print area, drag the file.
         File manipulation is not available in this option.
  Open the file with preflight.
         Manipulate the file, sizing, cropping, color correction etc.
         Submit the file and the process will start.
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  Opening an Image
     1. From the File menu on the top left of the Main window select Open.
     2. Select the file you want to RIP.
     3. Select your printer by clicking from the printer drop-down menu.
     4. Select a Quick Set that best represents your workflow.
     5. Click Open.




Choose preflight for file editing
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Preflight – Printer and Media



                 Toolbar

        Select a Printer


       Select the Media


       Select the Mode


       Select the Profile
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Preflight – Previewing and Sizing

                                                 Preview




                  Size




           Orientation




   Cropping on Preview
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Preflight – Tiling
Enables the Printing of Jobs which are larger than the Media.




        Default Tile Size



           Custom Size

                Overlap
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Preflight – Color Correction
Tools which allow alterations in the output color.


                  Filter



                  Tools



             Saturation




           Color Curves
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Preflight – Color Correction (Cont.)
Color Replacement
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Preflight – Color Correction (Cont.)
Submitting your Work




      Number of Copies
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Module Contents
Subject                                               Slide
Printer Configuration                                   53
General Settings                                        60
Quick Sets Editing                                      61
Quick Set Advanced Options                              63
Change Media and Placement                              71
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Printer Configuration
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Printer Configuration (Cont.)
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Printer Configuration (Cont.)
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Printer Configuration (Cont.)
  Print To Resolution Specific Folder –
   every output RIP is sent to its
   resolution type folder.
  Print To Media Specific Folder –
   every output RIP is sent to its media
   type folder.
  Print To Image Specific Folder –
   every output RIP is sent to its image
   name folder.
  Rotating alternate tiles –
   it is possible to rotate automatically
   only the odd tiles.
  Use light ink at 100% color density –
   This is the amount of light color at
   100% dark color.
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Printer Configuration (Cont.)
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Printer Configuration (Cont.)
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Printer Configuration (Cont.)
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General Settings
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Quick Sets Editing
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Quick Sets Editing (Cont.)


                            Quick Set Name


                         Media Configuration




              Resolution & Color Management




                          Advanced Options
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Quick Set Advanced Options
Output
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Quick Set Advanced Options (Cont.)
Tiles
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Quick Set Advanced Options (Cont.)
Marks
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Quick Set Advanced Options (Cont.)
Crop Marks
    The Zero-Line Tile Mark
    option is applied to tiled
    jobs which have a defined
    overlap. The crop marks are
    printed in a crosshair
    configuration, with each of
    the 4 segments measuring
    1/4”. The inner 1/8” of each
    segment is white (with
    neither mark nor image data
    printed), and the outer 1/8”
    of each segment is black.
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Quick Set Advanced Options (Cont.)
Postscript File
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Quick Set Advanced Options (Cont.)
Postscript
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Quick Set Advanced Options (Cont.)
Workflow
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Quick Set Advanced Options (Cont.)
Color Correction
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Change Media and Placement
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Printing Modes


   Mode     Resolution   Sqm/hr
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Module Contents
Subject                                                Slide
New Media                                               104
Ink Restriction                                         105
Calibrating a New Media                                 107
Calibration                                             108
Linearization                                           111
Ink Limit                                               113
Add Profiles                                            114
Gray Balance                                            115
Black Generation                                        116
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                            Module 8 – Media Manager

Quick Menu
    Create new Profile
    Edit Profiles
    View Media Library
    Configure Device
    Report and Tools
    Calibrate a new media, using
     a densitometer for the gray
     level reading.
    Import the OML file (media
     pack, distributed by HP IID).
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Quick Menu
    Create new Profile
    Edit Profiles
    View Media Library
    Configure Device
    Report and Tools
    Calibrate a new media, using
     a densitometer for the gray
     level reading.
    Import the OML file (media
     pack, distributed by HP IID).
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Media Manager
 Note:   First time launching of
         Media Manager you will
         need to choose your
         Densitometer (click Add)
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Media Manager
  Choose your
   Densitometer
  Press Next
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Media Manager
  Set-up your Densitometer
  Press Next
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Media Manager
  Set-up your Densitometer
  Press Next
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Media Manager
  Set-up your Densitometer
  Press Finish
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Media Manager
  Set-up your Densitometer
  Press “Close”
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Quick Menu- Create Profile
  Clone Existing
  Create new Profile
  Create new Media
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Quick Menu
  Clone Existing
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Quick Menu
  Clone Existing
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Quick Menu - Create New Media
  Create New Media
   Group
  Type Media Group
   Name
  Press Finish
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Quick Menu - Create New Media
    Create New Media
    Add Media Name
    Press Next
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Quick Menu - Create New Media
    Press Media Options
    Check “Use Light Ink at 100%
     Color Density”
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Quick Menu - Create New Media
    Set Correct Values
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Ink Restriction - Simple Mode Tab
Evaluate file and decide on the Dark ink restriction :
    Darkinkrestrictions.tif
    Restrict Dark Ink by
     choosing cubes
    Press Next (“Set Transition
     Values”)
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Ink Restriction - Advanced Mode Tab

    Darkinkrestrictions.tif
    Restrict Dark Ink by using
     the “Set Restrictions”
     Button
    Light Colors should be 70%
     of Dark colors (E.G. 92X0.7)
    Press Next
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Ink Restriction - Advaced Mode Tab

    Set Transition Values to 7
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)

    Set scale to 180% (Do not use
     “Copies” as RIP time will be
     longer and this function is to be
     done on Press)
    Press Print
    Note: As the RIP is processing
     the file a time bar is showing
     RIP Set Progression to view this
     use the scroll bar
    Press Next
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Print and Read Color Swatch :
    If needed Press Back and
     adjust needed parameters
    Press “Print Swatch”
    Note: As the RIP is processing
     the file a time bar is showing
     RIP Set Progression to view this
     use the scroll bar
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Read Color Swatch Calibration Data:
    Press Setup
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Read Color Swatch Settings :
    I-One and File settings
    Number of Patches per Ink
    Press OK
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Read Color Swatch :
    Press Print
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Print and Read Color Swatch :
    Press Read Swatch
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Print and Read Color Swatch :
    Set the correct settings in
     Linearization Options
    Calibrate I-One on white Spot
    Calibrate I-One on Paper
    Start to read Patches
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Print and Read Color Swatch :
    Calibrate I-One on white Spot
    Calibrate I-One on Paper
    Start to read Patches
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Read Color Swatch :
    Press OK
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Read Color Swatch :
    Press Build
    In case of values that are
     misread you will receive the
     “Invalid Reading (s) Screen
     choose Auto, Press OK
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Print and Read Color Swatch :
    Press Next
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Target Density's :
    Choose “Basic Density Curves!”
    Press Build Table
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Target Density's :
    Press Next
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Print and Build Ink Limit Table :
    Press Next
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Print Test Image (No Linearization)
Print and Build Ink Limit Table :
    Press Next
    Press Finish
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Ink Restriction (Cont.)                          Ink Restrictions




       Ink Configuration




                                                Transition Control
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Calibrating a New Media
 1. Choose the New Media icon.
 2. Set the media a name and mode.
 3. Select Color Setup, and choose the 6-color mode.
 4. Enter ink restriction values:
       i.   Click Ink Restrictions.
       ii. Select the resolution for which you want to set restrictions.
       iii. Select the ink level that you want to restrict.
       iv. Click Set Restriction.
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Calibration


                            Dot Pattern and
                              Resolution
      Media Configuration    (Stochastic)                Swatch Print Option
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Calibration (Cont.)



             Device
      (i1 recommended)                      Device configuration
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Calibration (Cont.)




                       Device List                         Swatch Steps
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Linearization
Print the linearization (recommended 15 steps) file and measure it with a
densitometer (EYE 1).
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Linearization (Cont.)
Set the N-factor for each color recommendations.


          Measurement                              Tweak




                                                      N-Factor
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Ink Limit
Examine the ink limit swatch and choose the desired value.




                                             Limit between 3-4
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Add Profiles
Add New Profile

				
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