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You can use Custom File Naming to customize output file names. Output filenames are constructed based on specified file attributes.

File name template format

When setting custom file names in the Filename Template box in the Processed File Preferences section of your output process template, use the following format:
%tag1<n1>%.%tag2<n2>%...%tagN<nN>%
where: tag is the name of a tag, for example, Job or Color. For supported tags, see below. n is an optional element and represents the maximum number of characters for the tag value.
Note: The entire file name cannot exceed 128 characters.

For example, if the filename is "TestJob", the file name template %JOB<6>%.Spot-%COLOR%.hello.pdf produces a file name such as TestJo.Spot-123456.hello.pdf.

Although the custom file names tags default to lowercase, the supported tags are case insensitive.

Custom file name and PrintLink tags support string replacements by appending _replace(string to be replaced, new string) to any tag. For example, to replace surfaces A & B with 2 and C & D with 1, the tag looks like, % surface_replace(A,2)(B,2)(C,1)(D,1)%.

Supported tags

The custom file naming feature supports the following tags:

Tag Name

Type of Tag

Description

Bindingstyle

Imposition

Name of the binding style you selected in the Binding Style list in the Preps Imposition Planning section of the process template.

Color Colorant

Output

Color of the separation

ColorNum

Output

Inserts a numeric value for colors.
Cyan = 1, Magenta = 2, Yellow = 3, Black = 4, and spot colors start at 5.

Extension

Output

Appropriate file name extension based on the output type.
For example, if the output is for the Prinergy Virtual Proofing System (VPS) software, the %JOB<6>.%EXTENSION% template would generate the file name TestJo.vps.

Filename Artworkname Page Pagename

Output Imposition

The name of the PDF page.

Imposition

Output

Name of the imposition

Job Jobname

Output Imposition

Name of the job. If the job name isn't present, Prinergy Evo software uses the process name.

Jobid

Output

The JobId option appears in the Type list in the Job Information dialog box. The JobID is populated via the Job Information dialog box in Preps.

OriginalPagename OriginalArtwork

Output

Name of the input page without the refiner.
For example, if the page name is front.p1.pdf, the %ORIGINALPAGENAME%.pdf template would generate the file name front.pdf. In this example, p1 is the refiner.

Outputsheetnum

Output

The sheet order that is outputted by a printer. When you select Signature Booklet in the output from imposition process template and you add the OutputSheetNum tag, Prinergy Evo replaces the tag with the sheet number during output. If you want to distinguish between the front and back of the printed sheet, you can add the Surface variable mark as %OutputSheetNum%%Surface%

Paddedoutputsheetnum<n>

Output

Padded output sheet number is padded with zeros to create a number with n digits.
For example, if you typed Paddedoutputsheetnum<3>, sheet 1 is represented as 001.

PaddedSheet<n>

Output

Sheet number is padded with zeros to create a number with n digits.
For example, if the tag used is PaddedSheet<3>, sheet 1 is represented as 001.

PaddedSignature<n>

Output

Signature number is padded with zeros to create a number with n digits.
For example, if the tag used is PaddedSignature<3>, signature 1 is represented as 001.
This feature also works with the pageset position. For example, if the tag used is PaddedSignature<3>, pageset position 1 is represented as 001.

Prepstemplate

Imposition

Name of the template you selected in the Template Name list in the Preps Imposition Planning section of the process template.

Processname

Output

Name of the process name. The process name is the text that displays in the Name field in the Process Start dialog box, which appears when you add input files to a process template.

Signature

Output

Signature number

Sheet

Output

Sheet number

Surface

Output

Letter corresponding to the surface (A = front, B = back)

Username

Output

Name of the current operator

Version

Output

Number that is given to the output file. Prinergy Evo software always sets the version field to "0" for the most recently created file. The second most recent file would be changed to "1" from "0". If there is a third output file, it would be changed to "2" from "1" and so on.

Date/Time Tags

 

 

Date

Output Imposition

Date (DD-MM-YYYY) in which the file is created.

Day

Output Imposition

Day (DD) on which the file is created.

Hour

Output Imposition

Hour (HH) in which the file is created.

Minute

Output Imposition

Minute (mm) in which the file is created.

Month

Output Imposition

Month (MM) in which the file is created.

Second

Output Imposition

Second (SS) at which the file is created.

Time

Output Imposition

Time (HH-mm-SS) at which the file is created.

Year

Output Imposition

Current year (YYYY) in which the file is created.

Along with the standard custom naming variables, there are some special variables you can use:

  • %Lowpagenumber%

This is a newspaper specific value that is the low page folio on any given surface. This is the default value for the newspaper tag 'pagenumber'. We added this value as some newspaper press consoles require the low folio in the AdmJobName.

  • %LongColorName%

This replaces the spot color name with the full length name for the spot color, such as PANTONE 300C. This enables the PrintLink digital-ink profiling software external file name to identify the spot color name.

  • %Side%

The value for side is 'F' or 'B'

  • %SideJapanese%

This variable prints O for Omote (front) and U for Ura (back). Use this variable with the /CIP3AdmSheetName tag for Japanese output.

  • %SignatureLetter%

This variable replaces the Prinergy signature number with a letter. For example signature 1 is replaced with an A, signature 2 is replaced with a B, and so on. Use this variable with the /PageSection tag.

Controlfile filename template box

If using one of the following output formats which requires a control (master) file, you can specify the name of the control file using the Controlfile Filename Template box:

  • DCS Raster
  • DCS (Vector output)
  • LQS TIFF

The file name template format and supported tags for the Controlfile Filenames box are the same as those for the Filename Template box.

Full spot color names check box

By default, Custom File Naming uses the numerical format to identify spot colors. The numerical format is derived from the order in which spot colors are listed. For example, if Pthalo Blue is the third spot color listed, a file name template of %JOB<6>%-%COLOR%.pdf would generate the file name TestJo-3.pdf.
If you want to use the spot color names in the output filenames, select the Use Full Spot Color Names check box.
Note: To use this check box, you must include the %COLOR% tag in the Filename Template.

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