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Set up a process template before you send files to a digital printer using the legacy method.
The digital printer must be set up to work with Prinergy according to Prinergy Digital Print Installation and Configuration Guide.

  1. Create a new process template using:
    • Loose Page Output process template to send individual pages or page sets to a digital printer
    • Imposition Output process template to send signatures to a digital printer
  2. From the Output To list, select one of the PDF output types:
    • PDF (Vector output)
    • PDF Raster
    • PDF/X-1a:2000 (Vector output)
    • PDF/X-3 (Vector output)
    • TIFF
  3. In the ColorConvert section, in the Proof Process (Destination) profile box, type the name of or locate the ICC profile of the printer, to ensure that colors are matched.
  4. In the Layout section, in the Size list, select Digital.
  5. In the Render section, set the resolution and other options, as desired.
  6. In the Device section, select Absolute File or Printer.
  7. In the File Format section, in the Document Format list, select Multi Page, which creates a single PDF file of the selected pages.
    Note: Selecting Single Page, which creates a separate PDF file for each page, is not recommended for digital printers.
  8. Select the Include JDF for Digital Printing section.
  9. In the Job Settings section:
    1. In the Number of Copies box, type the number of copies.
    2. In the Job Name box, using standard Prinergy placeholders, type the name of the job that is sent from Prinergy to the digital printer.
      The default, %job%, displays the job name as specified in Prinergy.
  10. In the Device Selection section:
    1. In the Select a device type list, select a type of digital printer.
    2. In the Send Files to Printer using area, select Network Copy or HTTP Protocol.
    3. In the PDF Path box, type the path to the folder where Prinergy creates the PDF files for the printer to output.
      If you are sending these files to a hot folder, this path must not be the one specified in the JDF Path box.
    4. In the PDF File Name box, type the file name of the PDF files that Prinergy generates.
      Use standard Prinergy placeholders, such as %JOBNAME%.%extension%.
    5. In the JDF Path box, type the path to the folder where Prinergy will create the JDF file.
      If you are sending files to a hot folder, this path must be the hot folder for the digital printer. It cannot be the same folder specified in the PDF Path box.
    6. In the JDF File Name box, type the file name of the JDF file that Prinergy generates.
      Use standard Prinergy placeholders, such as %JOBNAME%.jdf.
  11. Complete the following settings, depending on which printer controller you are using:

    With This Printer Controller

    Do This

    NexPress

    In the Select JDF Templates section, click Browse and select the JDF template file that has been set up to communicate between Prinergy and the printer.

    Creo Spire Color Server (Xerox)
    Creo Production Stream (HP)
    Creo IC-301 (Konica Minolta)

    Set the options in the Media Selection section and the Media Handling section as desired.
    Note: The Creo Spire may have a default template. Select the template to use the default media options.

    Xerox FreeFlow Print Manager

    Set the options in the Media Selection section and the Media Handling section as desired.
    In the Device Specific Settings section, identify the device name, queue, device type and protocol.

    HP SmartStream Print Server

    In the Select JDF Templates section, click Browse and select the JDF template file that has been set up to communicate between Prinergy and the printer.
    In the Device Specific Settings section, in the Job Spec box, type the name of a pre-defined workflow.

  12. From the File menu, select Save, and save the process template.

You can now use this process template to start an output process that prints to a digital printer.

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