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Enable this section if you are generating PDFs to a digital printer and you want to use a JDF file to communicate with the printer.
The Include JDF for Digital Print section is available only when the Output To list is set to either PDF (Vector output), PDF Raster, or TIFF.

Job Settings

Number of Copies

Type the number of copies to be printed.

Job Name

(See About custom file naming)
Determines the job name that is sent from Prinergy to the digital printer using standard Prinergy placeholders. The default %job% displays the job name as specified in Prinergy.

Device Selection

Select a Device Type

From the Select a Device Type list, select a digital printer controller.
The selection you make affects the options that are available in the Select JDF Templates, Media Selection, Media Handling, and Device Specific Settings.

Send Files to Printer using

Select Network Copy or HTTP Protocol to determine how the content file is referenced in the JDF file that is copied to the hot folder on the digital printer.

PDF Path

Type the path to the folder where Prinergy creates the PDF for the printer to output. You can also click Browse and locate the folder.
If you are sending these files to a hot folder, this path must not be the one specified in the JDF Path box. The JDF specification requires that only the JDF files be dropped into a JDF-enabled hot folder.

PDF File Name

(See About custom file naming)
Type the file name of the PDF file that Prinergy generates. Use standard Prinergy placeholders, such as %JOBNAME%.%extension%.

JDF Path

Type the path to the folder where Prinergy will create the JDF file. You can also click Browse and locate the folder.
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. The JDF specification requires that only the JDF files be dropped into a JDF-enabled hot folder.

JDF File Name

(See About custom file naming)
Type the file name of the JDF file that Prinergy generates. Use standard Prinergy placeholders, such as %JOBNAME%.jdf.

Select JDF Templates

Select Named Features

Use this field only as instructed by the Prinergy Digital Print Installation and Configuration Guide.
If necessary, enter JDF parameters for Prinergy to send in the JDF file to the digital print controller. Typically, these parameters are specific to the digital print controller. Not all digital print controllers require or support this option. The parameters are not visible in Prinergy.

Select JDF File

Click the Browse button to locate the appropriate template. If you do not specify a template, the default template is used.

Media Selection

Use Default Media Selection

Select this option to use the default options displayed. Otherwise, click Use Selected Media to customize the settings.

Use Selected Media

Select this option to customize weight, size, and other aspects of the media.

Weight

Type the weight of the paper stock that the job is to be printed on. If the paper set on the printer has a range of weights (for example 81-105 gsm), any number within that range matches.

Color

Select the color of the paper stock that the job is to be printed on.
If you select None, Prinergy does not send color information to the digital printer.

Coatings

Select a coating such as Glossy or Satin to indicate that the paper stock is coated, or select None to indicate that the paper stock is uncoated.

Size

Select the size of the paper stock that the job is to be printed on. Choose from:

    • Letter, Legal, A4, and other standard paper sizes.
      If you select one of these sizes, you can use the Width and Height boxes to modify the default measurements of the paper.
    • Automatic—the size is set to the size of the pages or surfaces. 
    • None—the size is set to the size of the default paper defined by the printer queue.
    • Custom—use the Width and Height boxes to specify the measurements.

This option affects only the paper size that the digital printer uses. It does not affect the PDF that Prinergy sends to the digital printer. To change the size of the PDF sent by Prinergy, use the Layout section of the imposition output process template (or layout output process template in Prinergy Powerpack).
Typically the paper size matches the size of the page or surface. If the paper size does not match the page or surface size, most digital printers can scale, center, shift, and impose the PDFs onto the paper. 

Width

Type the width of the paper stock that the job is to be printed on. If the paper set on the printer has a range of widths, any number within that range matches.

Height

Type the height of the paper stock that the job is to be printed on. If the paper set on the printer has a range of heights, any number within that range matches.

Media Handling

Use Default Media Handling

Select this option to use the default options displayed. Otherwise, click Use Selected Media Handling to customize the settings.

Use Selected Media Handling

Select this option to customize duplexing and collation settings.

Duplexing

Select an item that controls whether the printer prints on both sides of the paper. Choose from:

    • SingleSided—print only on one side of the paper.
    • Turn—print two-sided head-to-head (flip on the paper's long side or the Y-axis of the paper in portrait orientation)
    • Tumble—print two-sided head-to-toe (flip on the paper's short side or X-axis of the paper in landscape orientation)

Collation

Select either Sheet or None to control whether the printer collates the output.

Device Specific Settings

Device Name

Type the name of the digital printer or the print server. For example, type Spire01.

Queue

Type the name of the print queue. For example, type ProcessStore.

Device Type

Type the type and version of the digital printer to assist Xerox FreeFlow Print Manager in translating the JDF. For example, type DC8000_SPIRE1.0.

Protocol

Type the name of the print protocol that the digital printer uses. Xerox FreeFlow Print Manager translates the JDF into this print protocol. For example, type SPIREPR.

Job Spec

Type the name of a pre-defined workflow.
This box applies only when you have selected an HP device.

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