You can set up Prinergy to create custom file names for output to help you identify them. Custom file names can be based on specified file attributes. For example, when outputting separations, you can create file names that reflect the job name and the separation color.
Set up custom file names in the Processed File Options section of the loose page output, imposition output, and final output process templates.
File name template format
When setting custom file names in the Filename Template box in the Processed File Options section of your output process template, use the following format:
tag1is the name of the first tag, for example, Job or Color. For supported tags, see below.
n1is an optional element and represents the maximum number of characters of the first tag that are displayed from left to right. This optional element can also be represented as n-1 to display characters for the tag from right to left.
For example, if the job name is
TestJob, the file name template
%JOB<5>%.Spot-%COLOR%.hello.pdfproduces a file name such as
TestJ.Spot-3.hello.pdf. For the same example, if you specified
%JOB<5>%.Spot%COLOR%.hello.pdf, the file name is
The following truncation options are also available:
Start at n1 and use n2 characters to the right of it.
Start at n1 and use n2 characters to the left of it.
Start at –n1 (n1 characters to the left from the end of the job name) and use n2 characters to the right of it.
Start at –n1 (n1 characters to the left from the end of the job name) and use n2 characters to the left of it.
- The entire file name cannot exceed 128 characters.
- If the file or job name has
%in it use
%%in the tag to get
%in the name.
The custom file naming feature supports the following tags:
Name of the input page (same as Page)
Color of the separation.
Color of the separation (same as Color)
In Prinergy you can create custom fields for jobs or for elements within a job, so that you can track unique information about the job or element.
To create a filename based upon custom field, it is necessary to specify the name of the custom field in the custom filename syntax. Custom field filenames take the content that you define for the custom field as a parameter. For example:
If you want to name the PPF file with values taken from JDF file, delete the variables that appear by default in the Filename Template box and enter these custom fields.
Appropriate file name extension based on the output type.
Name of the imposition
Name of the job
Name of the job (same as Job)
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.
Name of the input page without the refiner.
Name of the input page without the refiner (same as OriginalPagename)
Sheet number is padded with zeros to create a number with n digits.
Signature number is padded with zeros to create a number with n digits.
Name of the input page.
Name of the input page (same as Page)
Name of the page set
Letter corresponding to the surface (A = front, B = back)
Name of the current operator
Number that is given to the output file. The system 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 (DD-MM-YYYY) on which the file is created
Day (DD) in which the file is created
Month (MM) in which the file is created
Current year (YYYY) in which the file is created
Time (HH-mm-SS) at which the file is created
Hour (HH) in which the file is created
Minute (mm) in which the file is created
Second (SS) at which the file is created
Controlfile Filename Template box
All of the following output formats require a control (master) file. If you are using one of these formats, you can specify the name of the control file using the Controlfile Filename Template box:
- DCS Raster
- DCS (Vector output)
- Approval TIFF
- LQS TIFF
The file name template format and supported tags for the Controlfile Filename Template 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
If you want to use the spot color names in the output file names, select the Use Full Spot Color Names check box. To use this check box, you must include the
%COLOR% tag in the Filename Template.