PrintFactory Topology

Due to the modular nature of PrintFactory we are able to accommodate many different infrastructure topologies, from simple ‘1 box’ installs to complex distributed multisite solutions.  This document aims to explain the concepts and and powerful scaling functions within PrintFactory. Firstly, to understand how the PrintFactory solution can be scaled you need to understand how […]

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Infrastructure Considerations

We are frequently asked what are the hardware requirements for PrintFactory?  This is quite a difficult question to answer as it depends hugely on the environment and type of devices being driven.  Firstly an explanation of the infrastructure that makes up the PrintFactory Production workflow: PrintFactory is a unique production workflow in that it is […]

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Software Manager – Updates from the cloud

This gives the details of available updates from the PrintFactory cloud interface.   With the cloud connection any extra artefacts are shown here. From software updates to profiles. By clicking the blue tick box on and off and clicking Install in the bottom right, the artefacts are downloaded and installed as required. The lists are […]

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Software Manager – Resources for Profiles, Labels, etc.

Resources This gives the detail of all your own configurations from profiles to customised labels and cutter options. Everything here is stored in the cloud and can be accessed from this terminal. The ‘+’ and ‘-‘ icons enable items to be added and removed from the Resource Manager Cloud. This not only keeps the specific variables […]

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Upgrade to Version 6

It is vital to upgrade to the last release of version 5, before attempting to upgrade to version 6. This means that you will have to upgrade your software to version 5.0.21, before going to version 6. If you are running version 5.0.18 or earlier you will need to download and manually install version 5.0.21.  The installer can […]

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Software Manager – Using Connectivity Cloud Information

Connectivity This gives the current status of your license and connections. With the green ticks the computer you are working on has a connection to the computer holding the license server, as well as showing the IP address for it. The settings box allows one to amend this, by clicking it. In turn it has […]

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Software Manager – License information

Information This gives the detail of your license configuration.   The left hand column lists the type and quantities of RIP, Editor and Layout installations available with your subscription. The Driver list shows the quantity of each class currently available with a print count, Status Code and licence status. Select Options lists the modules available with your […]

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Supported Languages

On Windows the language can be changed in the Calibrator Preferences.  On Mac the language is detected based on the OS language. The languages supported in PrintFactory are as follows: Chinese – Simplified Chinese – Traditional Dutch English French German Indonesian (New in PrintFactory V6) Italian Japanese Korean Malaysian (New in PrintFactory V6) Polish Portuguese […]

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System Requirements

Our recommendations and minimum system requirements are meant to provide general guidelines for running PrintFactory. For hardware, we recommend systems that meet or exceed the specifications listed below. For operating systems, these specifications are the currently approved and tested versions.  Therefore please do not install a new version of operating system if it is not listed […]

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