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Use this feature to customize the internal CIP3 tags in the PrintLink PPF file. The CIP3 and CIP4 PPF file specification establishes an open standard for exchanging information among print production devices from multiple vendors, including platesetters, and presses.

Sample printlink configuration file

################################
# PrintLink Configuration File #
# (Created February 2005) #
################################
#Custom template for /CIP3AdmJobName #AdmJobName=%job% #Custom Template for /CIP3AdmSheetName #AdmSheetName=%signature%/%sheet%%side% #Custom template for /PageSection (only written for
        GenericNewspaper #PageSection=%signatureletter%

#Less common settings - these override the settings in the press interface

#ReplaceUnderscoresFromJobName=false #RotateWithPreviewMatrix=false #OutputJDF=false #UseImpoNameForAdmJobName=true #UseSigNumInSheetNum=false #UseImpoNameInFilename=true
        #OutputLowPageNumber=false

 

In Prinergy Evo software, there are three standard tags:

  • AdmJobName
  • AdmSheetName
  • PageSection-this is specific to newspapers. PageSection is only populated if you enable it in the sample file and select Generic Newspaper Press Interface from the Press Interface list in the PrintLink section of the process template.

With the tags, you can now use custom naming variables, such as Sheet or Job, for the internal CIP tags. All of the Prinergy Evo variables that work for external naming will now work for the CIP tags. For a listing of the custom naming variables, see Tell me more about custom file naming.

Changing default press interface settings

You can edit the PrintLink configuration file to override the following press interface defaults. You activate the tag by removing the crosshatch (#) and then changing the default value (for example, from =false to =true).
#AdmInkColors=true (option to add spot colors in L*A*B. This is useful for Brisque customers who are migrating to Prinergy and use Heidelberg Reader Stations.)
#AlwaysFront=true (option to output backs to fronts.)
#SwapFrontswithBacks=true (to output so that back data appears before front data)
#ReplaceUnderscoresFromJobName=false
#RotateWithPreviewMatrix=false
#OutputJDF=false
#OutputLowPageNumber=false
#UseImpoNameForAdmJobName=true
#UseSigNumInSheetNum=false
#UseImpoNameInFilename=true

Example of how to use tags and variables

For the AdmnJobName=%job% tag, if your Prinergy Evo job name is Docket12345 then the resulting CIP tag will look like AdmJobName (Docket 12345).
To configure the PrintLink file:

  1. Open the sample config file, found at
    <your Prinergy Evo server name>\PgyEvoConfig\PrintLink\ .
  2. Edit the tags and variables that you require.
  3. Copy the sample file to a location you can browse to from a process template. You may want to create a folder inside
    <your Prinergy Evo server name>\PgyEvoConfig.
  4. In your process template, in the PrintLink section, click Browse beside the Press Interface Configuration File box and navigate to the folder and file you created.

You can continue to choose your existing press interface from the Press Interface list in the PrintLink section and the enabled tags in the sample PPF file will override the interface defaults.

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