02 Design Client
Shiraz Rosetta solution includes a number of client applications specifically created to cater for the various printing markets such as signage, display, photo, canvas gallery wraps, fine art, textiles, GIS etc. They include specialist features that enable users to easily and quickly create complex print jobs that are designed for their particular production setup. Any number of client workstations can be configured on the network for submitting print jobs to any of the printer queues on the remote server. All incoming jobs are then automatically managed and optimised for best workflow by the server.
04 Colour Module
The application for users who require their own media profiling and editing capability. This tool can be used to create or edit media profiles as well as spot colour tables and colour correction curves. All printer colour spaces with any number of ink channels are supported. A logical and step by step approach to the various profiling stages of ink limiting, linearization, print mode settings etc. ensures a quick and efficient method for profiling. Proprietary ink limiting technology that reduces ink usage to a minimum without compromising overall colour gamut coupled to advanced screening ensures highest quality output possible. All industry standard measuring instruments are fully supported.
06 Hot Folders
For automated workflows the versatile and powerful hot folder features of the Server can be utilised for all printer queues on the system. To help and streamline unattended printing through the Shiraz RIP Server all job parameters can be configured and assigned to specific folders on the system. Once created the users can then simply drag&drop or save images into these folders where they will be picked up automatically by the corresponding printer queues on the Server and processed and printed according to the job parameters designated. Any number of these hot folders can be set up for the same queue or queues on the Server. It is also possible to configure these folders to process images based on their filename format.
08 Load Balancer
This intelligent and versatile load balancing module is designed to be employed in workflows that require the quickest and most efficient method of handling large number of incoming jobs. For operations that require an automatic job distribution and duplication across their printing devices, this feature is an invaluable option. Virtual printer queues can be configured to include any of the available physical printer queues available on the Rosetta Server in a ‘group’. Each of these queues can be configured with their own operational parameters and printing configuration. Once a Virtual Queue has been configured then its a matter of drag & dropping images and folders onto them using the Carbon client app or the hot folders system.
10 Port Monitor
This feature of the RIP Server allows any users on the network to print directly from their favourite design application to the required large format printers connected to the Server. The virtual Postscript printer driver looks and behaves like any standard operating systems printer spooler. The virtual printer drivers are automatically created as part of the queue configuration or when setting up the hot folders for the printer queue. A number of basic job settings can be set in the print dialog that the Server will action accordingly. These include parameters such as quantity, scale, media type etc.
12 Job Costing
Using the actual and accurate information for ink and media usage reported back from the printer the system informs and records the job costing for printed jobs. Costing are calculated based on values entered by users in the system for all consumables and other related costs. Once jobs have been printed then the RIP will automatically track and query the printer for the actual media and ink consumption and calculates the exact costing. Additional fixed overhead costs can be configured if required. The costing details are stamped into the jobs and can be queried at any time if required.