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HP Scitex LX Printer Family - Manage print jobs

Add a job from the RIP

When the RIP has generated a print job, its output folder will contain at least three files:
  • An XML file containing job settings
  • A low-resolution TIFF file for use in previews
  • At least one high-resolution TIFF file containing the image to be printed
The output folder should be the shared folder on the HP Internal Print Server computer that was created during printer installation. The HP Internal Print Server cannot take files directly from the network because access would not be fast enough.
  1. Go to the HP Internal Print Server.
  2. Select the Add New Job icon or File > Add New Job. Navigate across the network to the folder containing the print job files, and click Open to import the job into the HP Internal Print Server.
  3. The next dialog box displays information about the job.
    You can change the default job name the first time you open its properties window. Once you save the job name, it cannot be changed. Use the Save As button to create a copy of an existing job with a different name.
    Although you can change the substrate and print mode from this window by using the Change button, you are recommended not to do so, because it may adversely affect print quality. It is better to make such changes from the RIP.
    The Job Info tab can be used to select annotations and special marks to be printed alongside the image.
    The Job Notes field can be used to add some text to be printed in the bottom of each copy with the annotations, if any.
  4. Click the Save button to store the job in the HP Internal Print Server for further processing.

Rotate a job

A job can be rotated by 90 degrees in either direction by using the rotation icons at the top right of the Job Properties window.
Rotation is available only when the printer is not printing.
The effect of rotation is shown in the preview. After you press the Save or Save As button in the Job Properties window, the actual rotation of the job takes place. This could take a few minutes, depending on the image size and resolution, during which the job can be neither printed nor edited, and the job status is shown as Rotating. When it is done, the job is ready for printing.

Manage the print queue

The main screen of the HP Internal Print Server displays the queue of print jobs and various icons that can be used to manage the queue.
Above the print queue are the following icons:
  • Add New Job : See Add a job from the RIP.
  • Add Existing Job : Return a job to the queue that has been printed already. Printed jobs remain available unless deleted manually.
  • Edit Job : Edit the properties of a job in the queue.
  • Proof : Proof a job in the queue (not available for nested jobs). This can be used to crop the image before printing.
  • Activate : Activate a job in the queue.
  • Hold : Hold a job in the queue.
  • Up : Select the next job upwards in the queue.
  • Down : Select the next job downwards in the queue.
  • Remove : Delete the selected job from the queue.
To the left of the print queue are the following buttons:
  • Single: If this is pressed, you can select and print only one job at a time. You can request multiple copies of it.
  • Queue: If this is pressed, all listed jobs are queued for printing.
  • Print Job/Print Queue: Prints a single job (if Single has been pressed) or the whole queue (if Queue has been pressed).
  • Abort: Stop printing the current job immediately. The job status changes to Finishing, and the printer will dry the partially-printed job before continuing with the next job in the queue.
    If you press Abort again, the drying process also stops, and the queue is halted.
  • Print adjustment: Display the substrate-advance compensation (which can be changed).
  • Settings: Display information on the loaded substrate.

Delete a job

This is the correct procedure to delete a job.
  1. Remove the job from the queue by using the Remove icon or by right-clicking the file and selecting the option Remove. When deleting a job in this way, the files may or may not be left on the printer's hard disk, and the file may or may not still be available from the list in the Add Existing Job window, depending on the settings in Tools > Preferences > Queue Rules, in the section “When removing jobs from the queue”.
  2. Remove the job with File > Delete job, select the job and press the Delete button. Now the file cannot be retrieved from the Add existing job window.






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