Configuring to send jobs to Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation

To send jobs to Ultimate Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation, you must configure the Impostrip program, the primary computer and some system settings, then add the RunImpostripOnJob step template to a workflow. Use the RunHotFolderApplication step template if you are using another product such as Ultimate Impostrip BookStacker, Ultimate Impostrip OnDemand Econo, or Ultimate Impostrip OnDemand Digital.

  • If your Windows computer runs in a language other than English, do not install OnDemand Digital Automation in the default install directory. The program does not work properly with non-English default install paths. We recommend installing OnDemand Digital Automation in C:\ImpostripOnDemand on non-English Windows computers.

To configure to send jobs to Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation:

  • Configure Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation.
    1. Log in to the computer that Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation is installed on and launch the application.
    2. In the main window, select Config → XML Configurator.
    3. In the XML Configurator dialog, deselect Using First File Name as Output Name for XML Redirection Job and select Enable XML Ticket Input Folder, then click OK.
    4. In the main window, select Config → Hot Folders.
    5. Define the impositioning options for all hot folders that you want Ricoh ProcessDirector to use.
    6. In the Hot Folders dialog, select the hot folder you want to configure, and click Printer Settings → Output.
    7. Select PDF Output and click Save.
    8. Repeat steps and for all hot folders that you want Ricoh ProcessDirector to use.
  • If you have Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation installed on an application server:
    1. Share the folder that Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation is installed in. On an English system, the default installation folder is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ultimate Technographics\ImpostripOnDemand.
    2. Name the share ImpostripOnDemand.
    3. Mount the primary computer to the directory that holds the Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation program.
      You can use a command similar to this, substituting the appropriate values for machine name, and password:
      mount -v cifs -n machine name/Administrator/password /ImpostripOnDemand/ mnt/Ultimate
  • Update Ricoh ProcessDirector system settings.
    1. Log in to Ricoh ProcessDirector
    2. Click the Administration tab.
    3. In the left pane, click System → Settings.
    4. Find the Impostrip initialization file property and enter the full path to the Impostrip initialization file on the system that Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation is installed on.
      The initialization file contains the name of the directory that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses as a Sending folder if one is not provided on the step. It also contains a list of Impostrip input hot folders that correspond to different impositioning combinations.

      • If the primary server is installed on a UNIX-based operating system and the mount is set as explained above, use /mnt/Ultimate/IMPressJM.ini.
      • If the primary server is installed on an Windows system running in English use: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ultimate Technographics\ImpostripOnDemand\ImPressJM.ini
      • When this directory is specified, users can select from a list of Impostrip input hot folders to perform the appropriate impositioning on the job.
    5. Click OK.
  • Update Ricoh ProcessDirector system settings.
    1. Log in to Ricoh ProcessDirector
    2. Click the Administration tab.
    3. In the left pane, click Settings → System.
    4. Find the Impostrip initialization file property and enter the full path to the Impostrip initialization file on the system that Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation is installed on.
      The initialization file contains the name of the directory that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses as a Sending folder if one is not provided on the step. It also contains a list of Impostrip input hot folders that correspond to different impositioning combinations.

      • If the primary server is installed on a UNIX-based operating system and the mount is set as explained above, use /mnt/Ultimate/IMPressJM.ini.
      • If the primary server is installed on an Windows system running in English use: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ultimate Technographics\ImpostripOnDemand\ImPressJM.ini
      • When this directory is specified, users can select from a list of Impostrip input hot folders to perform the appropriate impositioning on the job.
    5. Click SAVE.
  • Add the RunImpostripOnJob step template to a workflow.
    1. Click the Workflow tab.
    2. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Workflows tab.
    3. Select the workflow that you want to copy and click Copy workflow (Copy workflow icon).
    4. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click OK.
    5. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Step Templates tab.
    6. Drag the RunImpostripOnJob step into position and make sure it is connected to the workflow.
    7. Click the step and click Properties (Properties icon) to see the properties and job defaults. If you have more than one application server, tune the RunImpostripOnJob step to run on the application server where Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation is installed.
    8. Update the properties as needed. Refer to the ? help for additional information about each property.
  • Add the RunImpostripOnJob step template to a workflow.
    1. Click the Workflow tab.
    2. Select the workflow that you want to copy and click Copy workflow.
    3. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Continue.
    4. In the workflow editor, click Step Templates in the top right corner of the window.
    5. Drag the RunImpostripOnJob step into position and make sure it is connected to the workflow.
    6. Right-click the step and select Properties to see the properties and job defaults. If you have more than one application server, tune the RunImpostripOnJob step to run on the application server where Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation is installed.
    7. Update the properties as needed. Refer to the ? help for additional information about each property.
  • Save the workflow.
  • Save the workflow.
    Option Description
    Save workflow (Save workflow icon) Saves the workflow, but does not enable it. Use this option if you do not want to use the workflow immediately or if you want to continue editing it.
    Save and enable (Save and enable workflow icon) Saves the workflow and enables it. Use this option if you do not need to make any additional changes and want to use the workflow immediately or if you want to test the workflow.
 
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