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r.blake
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How to specify a JDF "type" attribute in XPIF ticket?

I am using an XPIF ticket modified within FF Core workflow to assign the correct stock on the printer, and usually it works fine by just specifying the <media-key> attribute.

However, I found out that this doesn't work if paper type is set to anything other than "Paper" in the Paper Catalogue on the printer.

Then I get a JDF ticket error.

Seems like by default, if nothing is specified, JDF attribute "type" is set to "Paper", which causes the mismatch for other types, like when "Synthetic" is set for the particular stock in the catalogue.

So, how do I specify this parameter in an XPIF ticket?

In XPIF the attribute <media-type> corresponds to the "type details" attribute in JDF settings, so that's not it.

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: How to specify a JDF "type" attribute in XPIF ticket?

What printer are you sending jobs to? Are you using a "JMF" printer?

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: How to specify a JDF "type" attribute in XPIF ticket?

Can you provide the xpif ticket you are using. You'll have to direct me to a downloading site (e.g., Imgur) or put the entire xpif text in you r reply.

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r.blake
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Re: How to specify a JDF "type" attribute in XPIF ticket?

Using a Ricoh printer with EFI front end.

I've also been partially incorrect - paper with the type marked as "Labels" also works just fine.
So far only for type "Synthetic" I get an error.

Example of the ticket FFCore generates:
https://we.tl/t-1WfdX115HZ
media key is set correctly there.

This is how JDF settings look on a job that got the error, after which I manually selected the correct stock:
https://imgur.com/5mBFges

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: How to specify a JDF "type" attribute in XPIF ticket?

Can you provide the xpaf (printer description) for the printer? It is located at: C:\Xerox\FreeFlow\Core\00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000\Config\XPafs. Thanks.

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: How to specify a JDF "type" attribute in XPIF ticket?

I have written a BUG against the incorrect xpif to JDF media mapping. I do not have an outlook for a fix.

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r.blake
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Re: How to specify a JDF "type" attribute in XPIF ticket?

Here is a link to xpaf file:

https://we.tl/t-rikc1iAka7

So seems like there are two JDF attributes for defining media type:

type which isn't mapped to anything at all and doesn't appear in XPIF

type details which is mapped to <media-type>

 

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: How to specify a JDF "type" attribute in XPIF ticket?

You are correct JDF supports:

Media/@MediaType

Media/@MediaTypeDetails

FFCore maps xpif media-type to Media/@MediaTypeDetails. Media/@MediaType is always mapped to "Paper", which causes a problem for your WF.

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