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Old 12-23-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
Robin Springall
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Default Got it!

I've been installing a new XP computer at the studio (the others are 98), and having all kinds of problems getting it to talk to our old PS Level 3 RIP which doesn't have an installer for XP. Tiger found the RIP easy-peasy, Panther was pretty darn difficult, but XP Home takes the biscuit for the most difficult printer installation you could possibly imagine!

This has taken me two full days, so on the off-chance that one of you comes across a similar nightmare, here's the fix (and I'm going home to have a good, long drink - cheers, and happy Christmas!).


INSTALLING THE FIERY PS-ZX 35 RIP AND CANON CLC-1130 COPIER/PRINTER
AS A POSTSCRIPT LEVEL 3 DEVICE IN WINDOWS XP HOME
Robin Springall, 23 December 2005
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First, print a configuration page from the RIP:
Make sure that TCP/IP (Ethernet), auto IP is not enabled,
and the IP Address and Subnet Mask are set correctly for your network.
LPD and Web Services should be enabled.
PServer and Windows Printing should not be enabled.
The Print Queue and Hold Queue must be published.
The Print Queue must be enabled.
Colour mode should be CMYK
Page Order should be Reverse
Paper sizes should be Metric, and
Convert Paper Sizes should be set to Letter/11x17->A4/A3.

Install the printer driver by running Adobe PostScript,
not by adding a new printer from Windows.
Have the correct CLC-1130 PPD file available (open it in Notepad to check).
Install the printer to the PC's LPT1 port first, then set up a TCP/IP port.
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1. RUN ADOBE POSTSCRIPT
In the Printer Connection Type dialog box choose Local Printer
then click Next.
In the Local Port Selection dialog box choose LPT1: Local Port
then click Next.
In the Select Printer Model dialog box, browse to the CLC-1130 PPD file.
With the PS-ZX 35 1130 printer model highlighted, click Next.
In the Sharing dialog box choose Not Shared, then click Next.
In the Printer Information dialog box name the printer Canon CLC-1130,
do not set it as your default printer (unless it is the only one you have),
and do not print a test page yet. Click Next, then click Install in the
Setup Information box. Installation might take a few seconds.

2. PRINTER CONFIGURATION 1
In the Printer Configuration dialog box choose Yes to configure the printer
then click Next.
In the Canon CLC-1130 Properties dialog box accept the defaults apart from:
Form To Tray Assignment:
AutoSelect should be set to A4
Tray 1 should be set to A4
Tray 2 should be set to A3
Tray 3 should be set to A4-R
Manual Feed should be set to A4
MF-Set at Copier should be set to A4
Installable Options: the Copier Type should be CLC-1130.
If it is not, you have browsed to the wrong PPD file:
Be careful: Canon use the same filename for different printers!
Click OK to continue if the above settings are correct.
In the Setup Complete dialog box click Next to open the Read Me file in
notepad or WordPad. Close the file when you have read it, then click Finish.
Your computer should restart by itself, but you might have to do it manually.

3. PRINTER CONFIGURATION 2, AND TCP/IP PORT CONFIGURATION
From the Windows desktop click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes,
right-click on the Canon CLC-1130 and choose Properties.
In the Canon CLC-1130 Properties window click the Printing Preferences
button under the General tab.
In the Canon CLC-1130 Printing Preferences dialog choose Landscape
orientation, and Back to Front page order. Click the Advanced button and set
the paper size to A4. Click the OK button twice to return to the
Canon CLC-1130 Properties window.
Click the Advanced tab, then the Printing Defaults button, and again choose
Landscape orientation and Back to Front page order. Click the Advanced
button and again set the paper size to A4. Click the OK button twice to
return to the Canon CLC-1130 Properties window.
Click the Apply button if it is not greyed out: this is important.
Click the Ports tab, click the Add Port button. Select Standard TCP/IP Port,
then click new Port. This will start the Windows XP Add Standard TCP/IP
Printer Port wizard: click Next to continue, making sure that the RIP and the
printer are both on and warmed up ready to print.
The wizard needs to know the printer's IP address (copy it from the RIP's
configuration sheet). The port name is CLC-1130 (which must be entered
exactly). Click Next.
In the Additional Port Information Required window click Custom then
Settings. In the next window set the protocol to LPR, set the queue name to
"print" (lower case, without the quotes), and Enable LPR byte counting.
Click OK to return to the Additional Port Information Required window;
click Next, then click Finish to close the Wizard. Close the Printer Ports
dialog box; click Apply in the Canon CLC-1130 Properties window, General tab.
You now need to force the port to reconfigure itself:
Click the Apply button again, then click the Ports tab, then the Configure
Port button. Temporarily change the protocol from LPR to RAW then click OK.
Now reset the protocol back to LPR, the print queue to "print" (lowercase,
no quotes), and re-enable LPR byte counting. Click OK. If a test page does
not automatically print, click the Print Test page from the General tab.
Click OK to close all windows.

Last edited by Robin Springall; 12-24-2005 at 08:59 AM.
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