Configuring to send media product IDs to Ricoh PDF printers

If the control unit of a Ricoh PDF printer can use product IDs to select media, you can configure Ricoh ProcessDirector to send product IDs.
Because Ricoh ProcessDirector sends product IDs in JDF job tickets, the Data stream to send property for the Ricoh PDF printer object must be set to JDF/PDF.
To configure to send media product IDs to Ricoh PDF printers:
  • If all your Ricoh PDF printers use the same product IDs to match media, assign a product ID to each media object:
    1. Click the Administration tab.
    2. In the left pane, click Media → Media.
    3. In the left pane, click Objects → Media.
    4. Right-click the first media object that you want to assign a product ID, and select Properties.
    5. Type a value for the Product ID property.
    6. Click OK.
    7. Repeat these steps for each media object that you want to assign a product ID.
  • If some Ricoh PDF printers use different product IDs to match media, create a mediamap.cfg file. Use an editor that saves text in UTF-8 format:
    1. On the first line, type the Printer name value, a comma, the Media name for the media object, a comma, and the Product ID value for the media object.

      For example, if the printer name is RicohPro9110, the media name is A4 Blue, and the media product ID is 39872, type:

      RicohPro9110,A4 Blue,39872

    2. On the next line, type another set of values for Printer name, Media name, and Product ID.

      For example: RicohPro9110,A4 Yellow,39865

      For ease of reference, we recommend that you keep all the lines for each printer together in the file.

    3. After you type the lines required to list the media names and product IDs for the first printer, type the lines required for the next printer.

      This mediamap.cfg file maps three media names to product IDs for the Ricoh Pro 9110 printer. The file maps four media names to product IDs for the Ricoh Pro 8120 printer:

      RicohPro9110,A4 Blue,39872

      RicohPro9110,A4 Yellow,39865

      RicohPro9110,A4 White,39798

      RicohPro8120,A4 Blue,239872

      RicohPro8120,A4 Ivory,239823

      RicohPro8120,A4 White,239805

      RicohPro8120,A4 Recycled,239910

    4. Name the file mediamap.cfg and save it in the /aiw/aiw1/config directory as a text file in UTF-8 format.

When Ricoh ProcessDirector assigns a job to a Ricoh PDF printer, it tries to associate each media name in the job ticket with a product ID.

First Ricoh ProcessDirector looks in the mediamap.cfg file to see if it has a line for the assigned printer and the media name in the job ticket:

  • If Ricoh ProcessDirector finds a line, it associates the product ID on the line with the media name in the job ticket.
  • If Ricoh ProcessDirector does not find a line, it checks whether a Product ID value is defined for the media object associated with the media name.
    • If Ricoh ProcessDirector finds a Product ID value, it associates the value with the media name in the job ticket.
    • If Ricoh ProcessDirector does not find a value, no product ID is associated with the media name in the job ticket.
 
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