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Preprocessing/Postprocessing Options For Duplex Models

Each duplex printer has three preprocessing/postprocessing interface ports. Port 1 in each printer has an interface adaptor installed as a standard feature, that may be used either for a preprocessing or postprocessing device (hereafter called Pre/Post). One or two additional optional Pre/Post device interface adaptors may be installed in Ports 2 and 3, or an optional Advanced Function Postprocessing device interface (AF Post) may be installed in either Port 2 or 3 of each printer. Model ED2 uses Port 3 for Side 1/Side 2 Verify. Allowable combinations for each printer are shown in Table 25.

Table 25. Preprocessing/Postprocessing Interface Options For Duplex Models
Port Configuration Options
1 Pre/Post Pre/Post Pre/Post Pre/Post Pre/Post Pre/Post
2 -- Pre/Post Pre/Post AF Post Pre/Post AF Post
3 -- -- Pre/Post -- AF Post Pre/Post

Pre/Postprocessor Configuration Values

Table 26 lists all configuration items, what each item is used for, and the allowable value options for each item. The factory-set default values are underlined.

Table 26. Pre/Postprocessor Device Configuration Items
Selectable Field/Item Description Value Options
Printer (This item does not appear for simplex models.) When the Configure Printer Printer Mode configuration item is set to Simplex mode, this Printer selectable field is grayed out in the Configure Pre/Postprocessors window. All devices configured while in Simplex mode are automatically configured for the printer associated with Display Touch Screen you are currently using. 1 or 2
Port The physical connection between the printer and the preprocessing/postprocessing device. 1 or 2 or 3
Enabled Enables a device for a port. If a device is already enabled for a specific port number when you select a device that is also configured for that port number, the Yes is grayed out so that you cannot attempt to enable a second device for the same port.

An error window appears when the restart procedure to activate this change is complete and either of the following conditions exist:

  • You attempted to enable a device for a port number that does not have an interface adaptor installed or
  • The adapter has a different type (Pre/Post versus AF Post) adaptor installed than the device type you are enabling.
Yes or No
Pre/Postprocessor Type Specify a Coupled type when the port to be used has a Pre/Post type adaptor installed.

Specify an Advanced Postprocessor type when the port to be used has a AF Post type adaptor installed.

Different types have different Pre/Postprocessor Characteristics configuration items listed.

Options Include:
  • Coupled Preprocessor
  • Coupled Postprocessor
  • Advanced Postprocessor - MICR
  • Advanced Postprocessor - SMM (Select Medium Modification)
Pre/Postprocessor Characteristics:
Pre/Postprocessor Extended NPRO (non-process runout) Listed for all Pre/Postprocessor Types.

Extends the NPRO. Enter a non-zero value to extend the fixed NPRO length because of preprocessing or postprocessing device usage.

Setting the "NPRO Length" configuration item under the Configure Printer also sets this function. The "Pre/Postprocessor Extended NPRO" value overrides the "Configure Printer NPRO Length" value if both are set to non-zero values.

0 to 800 inches. Default is 150.
Pre/Postprocessor Busy Timer Listed only for "Coupled" Pre/Postprocessor Types.

Specifies the length of time in seconds that follows a Preprocessing or Postprocessing device going to "Busy" status before the status automatically changes to "Not Ready." The printer does not report "Busy" status to the host system, but does report "Not Ready" status.

This time must be set to less than the Missing Interrupt Handler timer at the Host Channel interface.

1 to 999 seconds. Default is 300.
Postprocessor Tag Type Listed only for "Coupled" Pre/Postprocessor Types.

Specify a Coupled tag type for all Postprocessing devices not manufactured by Roll System, Inc.

Specify an RSI Compatible tag type for all Postprocessing devices manufactured by Roll System, Inc..

  • Coupled
  • RSI Compatible

This item is ignored if you are configuring a preprocessing device interface.

Distance to Postprocessor Listed only for "Advanced Postprocessor" Pre/Postprocessor Types.

If two AF postprocessors are installed, the distance of the second postprocessor must exceed that of the first.

  • If the first postprocessor is a Troy MICR 3900, add an extra 102 inches to the actual measured distance from the printer to the second postprocessor.
  • If the first postprocessor is a Troy MICR 3900 High Speed, add an extra 148 inches to the actual measured distance from the printer to the second postprocessor.
  • If the first postprocessor is a Troy MICR 3835, add an extra 99 inches to the actual measured distance from the printer to the second postprocessor.

For more information, see Using the IBM 3835 Page Printers and the IBM 3900 Advanced Function Printers with the Troy MICR Printers, GA32-0261.

  • 24 to 800 inches. Default is 99.
  • 24 to 1200 inches. Default is 99.
Postprocessor Error Page Stop Listed only for "Advanced Postprocessor - MICR" Pre/Postprocessor Type. 0 to 50 pages
Postprocessor Verify Alignment Page Stop Listed only for "Advanced Postprocessor - MICR" Pre/Postprocessor Type. 0 to 5000 pages
Pre/Postprocessor Baud Rate in Kbps Listed only for "Advanced Postprocessor" Pre/Postprocessor Types. 19.2 or 62.5
Side 2 Verify Indicates if the Side 2 Verify feature is enabled. Available in duplex only.
Note:
In printers with code version 9.608 or higher, the Side 2 Verify feature is enabled at the factory. The operator must have the CE disable the factory-set feature. However, once the factory-set feature has been disabled by the CE, the operator can enable and disable Side 2 Verify as needed.
Yes or No