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Why you should complete this lesson

This lesson provides practical guidance in using Digital Submit and Digital Direct software to submit a document to a digital press. For the purpose of this lesson, the input file submission will be made to a managed digital press. The input file will be submitted to the digital press using Digital Submit. Submission to an RBA rule using Digital Submit is covered in the Submit an input file to an RBA rule using Digital Submit section.

This lesson provides guidance using Digital Submit and Digital Direct, and is meant to be flexible to fit your environment and learning needs. It isn't necessary to complete the procedure steps in this lesson. If you prefer, use the procedure steps as a guide to better understand the software and how it will operate with your own system.

Print a document on a digital press

You want to print a document on a digital press. Once the document is uploaded to Digital Direct, it needs to be planned, submitted to press, monitored, and removed following successful output.
Note: This lesson describes how to submit job files to an installed device. Determine if you want to actually submit the job to your press. If so, pay special attention to printing options outlined, as they may not match options realistic to your own environment.

Important: For you to complete this lesson, a digital press and digital front end simulator must be installed and configured in Prinergy. Based on naming preferences, names used in this lesson won't be consistent with names used in your own environment.

Access the Prinergy for digital print training materials

Access the Prinergy for Digital Print training materials from your service representative, or download them from Kodak's Partner Place web portal. Copy the lesson practice files to your workstation before starting this lesson.
Note: The Partner Place web portal is located at https://partnerplace.kodak.com/.

  1. In the Partner Place login window, type your e-mail address and password, and click Continue.
  2. In the Partner Place window, in the Service & Support menu, select Search Knowledgeable Answers.
  3. In the Search box, type Prinergy Workflow 8.0 Learning Resources.
  4. Download the file Prinergy Activity Guide to your desktop.
  5. Once the download is complete, perform one of the following steps:
    Copy the Prinergy Practice Files folder to your workstation. 
    Copy the Prinergy Practice Files folder to a local server accessible to your Prinergy system.

Submit an input file to Digital Submit

This task describes how to submit an input file to a digital press accessible in Digital Submit. Once submitted, a Prinergy job is created and the input file and print instructions appear in Digital Direct as a document.
Note: This task demonstrates submitting a static PDF input file. The same process described in this task can be used to submit Variable Data Print file formats.

  1. Start Digital Submit.
  2. From your workstation, locate: Prinergy Practice Files / Digital Submit
  3. Drag the Wells Brochure.pdf to a target press in Digital Submit.



    Note: The name of the target digital press used in this example is HP SmartStream Prodiction Pro simulator. Use a digital press that is native to your own environment.
  4. In the New Job Submission dialog box, complete the following:
    1. In the Create Job window, type XX_Document (where <XX> represents your initials). This defines the name of the Prinergy job.
    2. In the Add Input Files window, verify that the correct input file was submitted.
    3. In the Digital Press Settings section, complete the following:
    4. verify the correct digital press is selected. In this example, the press is called HP SmartStream Prodiction Pro simulator.
    5. Select the print queue to use. In this example, the print queue is called SaddleStitch
    6. click the Choose button and locate the HP default JDF template. Use the following path: AraxiHome\CreoAraxi\data\DigitalPrintTemplates\HewlettParkard\default.jdf
    7. In the Set Job Properties section, select a Quantity of 1.
    8. Using the calendar and time settings, enter Print By, Ship By, and Due By dates.
    9. Add shipping information.



  5. At completion, click the Submit button.
  6. View the file submission process. At completion, click OK.

View the document in Digital Direct

This task demonstrates how to locate the input file in Digital Direct. The input file is now identified as a document (contains print content and print instructions).

  1. Start Digital Direct.
  2. In the default Ready To Print window, locate your document XX_Document.
    If multiple documents are listed in the window, enter your initials in the Search window.



  3. Select your XX_Document. From the View menu, select Inspect.
    Note: The Inspect feature can also be selected by right-clicking a document and choosing Inspect or selecting the Inspect icon located at the top of the window.
  4. In the Document Inspector window, verify that all information is correct. This window can be helpful if you want to change document information, for example, print quantities.
  5. Click Cancel.

View the job in Prinergy Workshop

This task demonstrates how to locate your Prinergy job in Workshop. Knowing how to access your job is helpful if there are problems with the input file or the job requires additional prepress work.

  1. Start Workshop.
  2. In Job Finder, locate the target digital press selected in Digital Submit.
  3. Verify that your XX_Document is grouped with the target digital press.
  4. Open your XX_Document job and verify that the Wells Brochure.pdf input file has been added to the job.



  5. Close Workshop.
  6. Minimize Job Finder.

Create a DocList

This task describes how to create a DocList in Digital Direct. DocLists are used to manually organizing documents into groups, for example, Print on Monday, or Rush Jobs. To add a document to a DocList, simply drag the document to the appropriate DocList.

  1. From the File menu in Digital Direct, select Create DocList.
  2. In the DocList Name window, type XX_DocList (where <XX> represents your initials). Add a description of the DocList. Click Create.



  3. View your DocList in the DOCLISTS column.
  4. In the Ready To Print window, select your document XX_Document and drag it to your DocList XX_DocList.



  5. Open and view the contents in XX_DocList.



    Your document is now displayed in three windows:
    • All Documents—displays every document in the system
    • Ready To Print—displays all documents with a status of Ready To Print
    • XX_DocList—displays all documents manually placed here

Plan the document

In this task, you will plan how your document is submitted to the target digital press. Planning includes verifying or selecting a digital press, placing the document in priority, splitting the document to print on multiple presses if required, and scheduling when the document will actually print on press.

  1. In your XX_DocList, select XX_Document.
  2. From the Documents menu, select Plan for Press. Note that the status of the document is changed to Planned.
    Note: You can also select the Plan for Press process by right-clicking a document and choosing Plan for Press or selecting the Plan icon located at the top of the window.
  3. From the Presses list, select the target press used in Digital Submit. In this example, the target press is called HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator.



  4. From the Presses list, double-click the press HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator. This opens the Press Speed dialog box.
    Use this dialog box to describe the printing speed for a digital press. These settings are used by Digital Direct only to estimate print times; they do not affect the speed of the digital press. 



  5. In the Planned tab for press HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator, select your XX_Document. Using the arrows on the right side of the window, move your document up and down the list. This sets the priority of a document in a list.
  6. View the Capacity bar at the bottom of the Planned tab. The Capacity bar identifies how many jobs can be safely scheduled to that press in a specified amount of time.
  7. Click the Target icon in the Capacity bar. Enter 6 hours.



  8. Double-click your XX_Document to view the Document Inspector window. Change the Print Quantity from 1 to 2000. Click OK.
  9. The Capacity bar changes from green to red, signifying that the press has been "over-scheduled" and cannot print 2000 copies within a six hour period. In this case, scheduling will need to be modified.



    The Capacity bar is an indicator tool that helps you successfully schedule multiple documents to print in a selected amount of time.
  10. Double-click your XX_Document to view the Document Inspector window.
  11. Change the Print Quantity from 2000 to 1.
  12. Click OK.

Submit the document to press

In this task you will submit the document to the target digital press and monitor the printing process.

  1. In the Planned tab, select XX_Document. From the Documents menu, select Submit to Press.
    Note: The Submit to Press process can also be selected by right-clicking a document and choosing Submit to Press or selecting the Submit icon located at the top of the window.
  2. In the Active tab, monitor the RIPing and printing of the document.



  3. In the Storage tab, check the status of the printed document.

Delete the document

At completion of a successful printing process, you may decide to keep the document available in the system, archive the job components, or simply remove the document from Digital Direct. How documents are managed varies. The following tasks describe how to remove a document from Digital Direct.

  1. From the Done tab, right-click your XX_Document and select Delete Document.
  2. Verify that the document has been removed from the All Documents list and your XX_DocList.

Delete the DocList

In this task, you will remove the DocList that you created.

  1. From the DOCLISTS list, right-click your XX_DocList and select Delete.

Destroy the Prinergy job

In this task, you will destroy the Prinergy job created as part of the input file submission process using Digital Submit.

  1. In Job Finder, locate the target digital press used in Digital Submit.
  2. Right-click XX_Document and choose Destroy Entire Job.
  3. Enter a user name and password. Click the Destroy button.

Submit multiple input files to a digital press and use a Smart DocList to organize them tasks

You want to submit multiple input files to a digital press and use a Smart DocList to organize them. In this scenario, print quantities will be split, and a document will be changed to a different target press, and reprinted. At completion, documents will be planned, submitted to press, monitored, and removed following successful output.
The following procedures describe how to complete this lesson.

Create a Smart DocList in Digital Direct

In this task, you will create a Smart Doclist to automatically organize your documents based on a defined criteria. A Smart DocList defines the criteria that automates how documents are organized once they enter Digital Direct.

  1. From the File menu in Digital Direct, select Create Smart DocList.
  2. In the Smart DocList Name box, type XX_Smart DocList (where <XX> is your initials). Add a description of the Smart DocList.
  3. Using the Criteria list, select: Name > contains > and enter: XX (where XX is your initials). Click Create.



  4. View your XX_Smart DocList located in the SMART DOCLISTS column.

Submit input files to Digital Submit

In this task, you will submit two input files to a digital press. Each input file will be uploaded to Digital Direct as independent documents, but both documents will belong to the same Prinergy job.

  1. From your workstation, locate: Prinergy Digital Print Practice Files/Digital Submit
  2. Drag the following input files to a target HP digital press in Digital Submit:
    • Type Brochure.pdf
    • Wells Brochure.pdf
    Note: The name of the target digital press used in this example is HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator. Use a digital press that is native to your own environment.
  3. In the New Job Submission dialog box, complete the following:
    1. In the Create Job box, type XX_SmartList Documents (where <XX> is your initials). This defines the name of the Prinergy job.
    2. In the Add Input Files box, verify that the correct input files were submitted.
    3. In the Digital Press Settings section, complete the following:
    4. verify the correct digital press is selected. In this example, the press is called HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator
    5. select the print queue to use. In this example, the print queue is called SaddleStitch
    6. click the Choose button and locate the HP default JDF template. Use the following path: AraxiHome\CreoAraxi\data\DigitalPrintTemplates\HewlettParkard\default.jdf
    7. In the Set Job Properties section, select a Quantity of 6.
    8. Using the calendar and time settings, enter Print, Ship, and Due dates.
    9. Add shipping information.




  4. At completion, click the Submit button.
  5. In Digital Direct, open your XX_Smart DocList. Verify that the input files were automatically placed here.
    Based on the name criteria defined in your Smart DocList, and the naming conventions used for your Prinergy job (XX), the system automatically sorted the documents into your Smart DocList based on that criteria.


    The documents are now displayed in 3 windows:
    • All Documents—displays every document in the system
    • Ready To Print—displays every document with a status of Ready to Print
    • XX_Smart DocList—displays documents that match a defined criteria

Split document print quantities

In this task, you will split the print quantities of a document into 2 parts. Each part will be printed on a different press. This is beneficial when load balancing is required to shorten the print time.
Documents can also be split and printed at different times of the day. This is beneficial when needing to add flexibility to your daily scheduling process.

  1. From your XX_Smart Documents window, select the XX_Smart Documents (Type Brochure.pdf) document. Note there are 6 copies to print.
  2. From the Documents menu, select Split (or right-click the document).
  3. In the Split dialog box, verify that the document is splitting into 2 parts. Identify which target press will be used for each part. Identify which print queue will be used for each target press. Click Split.
    Note: For the purpose of this example, one press will be identified as HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator and the other press will be identified as HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator:HP2. The print queue name for each press is called SaddleStitch. This task requires that two digital presses be available.



  4. View the split documents in your XX_Smart DocList window. Note the quantity of each document has changed to 3.



  5. Select both Type Brochure.pdf documents. Right-click one of the selected documents and choose Plan for Press.
  6. From the Presses list, select the target press HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator.



  7. In the Planned tab, select the document XX_Smart Documents (Type Brochure.pdf). Click the Submit icon located at the top of the window.
  8. In the Production tab, monitor the RIPing and printing of the document.
  9. In the Storage tab, check for the completion of the printing process.
  10. From the Presses list, select the target press HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator:HP2.



  11. In the Planned tab, select the document XX_Smart Documents (Type Brochure.pdf)-2. Click the Submit icon located at the top of the window.
  12. In the Production tab, monitor the RIPing and printing of the document.
  13. In the Storage tab, check for the completion of the printing process.

Change a target press

In this task, you will change the target press that a document was intended to print on. Changing a target press is helpful if the originating target press goes offline for maintenance issues.

  1. From your XX_Smart Documents window, select XX_Smart Documents (Wells Brochure.pdf). View the current target press. In this example, the target press is HP SmartSteam Production Pro simulator.
  2. From the Documents menu, select Change Target Press. Select a new target press. In this example, the new target press is HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator:HP2.



  3. View the press change in your Smart DocList window.
  4. Select XX_Smart Documents (Wells Brochure.pdf) and click the Plan icon located at the top of the window.
  5. From the Presses list, select the new target press HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator:HP2.
  6. In the Planned tab, select your document. Click the Submit icon located at the top of the window.
  7. In the Production tab, monitor the RIPing and printing of the document.
  8. In the Storage tab, check for the completion of the printing process.
  9. Select the XX_Smart Documents (Wells Brochure.pdf) document and click the History icon located at the top of the window. View the submission processing history. Close the Process History window.

Reprint one document

In this task, you will reprint 1 document. The reprint feature is beneficial when additional copies of a printed document are required.

  1. From the Storage tab, select the XX_Smart Documents (Wells Brochure.pdf) document.
  2. From the Documents menu, select Reprint (or right-click the document).
  3. In the Reprint dialog box, select 2 copies to be printed. Click Reprint.
  4. From your XX_Smart DocList window, select XX_Smart Documents (Wells Brochure.pdf) copy. Click the Plan icon at the top of the window. 



  5. From the Presses list, select the target press HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator.
  6. In the Planned tab, select the document. Click the Submit icon located at the top of the window.
  7. Monitor the reprint process in the Production tab.
  8. View the completed reprint process in the Storage tab.

Delete documents

At completion of a successful printing process, you may decide to keep the document available in the system, archive the job components, or simply remove the document from Digital Direct. How documents are managed varies. The following tasks describe how to remove a document from Digital Direct.

  1. From the Presses list, select the target press HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator.
  2. In the Storage tab, select XX_Smart Documents (Type Brochure.pdf).



  3. Right-click the document and choose Delete Document.
  4. From the Presses list, select the target press HP SmartStream Production Pro simulator:HP2.
  5. In the Storage tab, select documents:
    • XX_Smart Documents (Type Brochure.pdf)
    • XX_Smart Documents (Wells Brochure.pdf)



  6. Right-click the documents and choose Delete Document.
  7. Verify that the documents have been removed from the All Documents list and the XX_Smart DocList.

Delete Smart DocList

In this task, you will remove the Smart DocList that you created.

  1. From the SMART DOCLISTS list, right-click your XX_Smart DocList and select Delete.

Destroy Prinergy job

In this task, you will destroy the Prinergy job created as part of the submission process using Digital Submit.

  1. In Job Finder, locate the target digital press used in Digital Submit.
  2. Right-click XX_Smart Documents and choose Destroy Entire Job.
  3. Enter a user name and password. Click the Destroy button.
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