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r.blake
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Is it possible to define color/bw page ranges via XPIF and it be recognised by a Ricoh printer?

We have a Ricoh printer with Fiery frontend.

In Fiery Command Workstation its possible to define individual page ranges under Media->Mixed media section in job properties, and assign either color or grayscale print mode to them.

Lets say I have a list of pages which are supposed to be printed in color, while everything else is supposed to be printed grayscale.

Is it possible to translate this into correct ranges, then write it to XPIF file, and then it be automatically recognised on Ricoh printer via JDF conversion?

Using "color-effects-type" in XPIF works for defining color mode for the whole document, but I have no idea if this can also be used for page ranges.

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Is it possible to define color/bw page ranges via XPIF and it be recognised by a Ricoh printer?

From the FFCore Release Notes for Non-Xerox Printers "The Color Split component is not supported". I suppose Xerox Consulting services (billable) may be able to come up with a workaround.

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Re: Is it possible to define color/bw page ranges via XPIF and it be recognised by a Ricoh printer?


@DavidU54339-XRX wrote:

From the FFCore Release Notes for Non-Xerox Printers "The Color Split component is not supported". I suppose Xerox Consulting services (billable) may be able to come up with a workaround.


That wasn't my question.

The ranges are entered manually, not involving any components, with the files we get trying to automate separating b&w and color pages is impossible anyway.

My question is if I can write information about ranges into XPIF, and then it be recognised by the printer.

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Is it possible to define color/bw page ranges via XPIF and it be recognised by a Ricoh printer?

An EFI/Ricoh system will not use XPIF to communicate job ticketing. It will use JMF/JDF.

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r.blake
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Re: Is it possible to define color/bw page ranges via XPIF and it be recognised by a Ricoh printer?

Sure, but FFCore itself uses XPIF internally, and on sending to printer it converts it to whatever JDF system the printer uses.

I am using XPIF tickets via FFCore just fine. I define properties like job name, stock name, collation, color mode (color or grayscale) in XPIF ticket, and printer reads them via JDF conversion.

Also just now checked, and for my printer when using FFCore web interface to send jobs, and selecting "Override Job Ticket Settings", it does allow me to define ranges via "Exceptions" tab, along with an option to print a range in Grayscale.

So FFCore can send information about ranges to the particular printer then.
My question is if its possible to also send same info via XPIF ticket instead, and what would be the syntax for that. I couldn't find any examples.

 

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Is it possible to define color/bw page ranges via XPIF and it be recognised by a Ricoh printer?

The attached is an example of something that should work.

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