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Adding Jobs to Queues

Various ways to add a job to a queue

You can add a job to a queue in various ways:
  • In PrintFactory RIP, using the File > Add Job command or Add Job button
  • By dragging a file to the main printer window. This is handy if you want to add multiple jobs simultaneously.
  • By printing to a queue from within your source application, for example Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress.
  • By printing to a queue from within PrintFactory Editor
  • Using a hot folder.

Supported file formats

The way in which you add jobs to a queue depends on the file formats you are using and the method you prefer:
    

To add a job in PrintFactory RIP

Proceed as follows:
  1. Select a queue in the Output to pane.
  2. Choose File > Add Job or click the Add Job button.
  3. Select a file and click Open.
  4. If you are using multiple queues, make sure that the correct queue is selected in the print options dialog box.
  5. Select other print options, and then click OK.

To add a job by dragging it to the main printer window

Proceed as follows:
  1. If you have set up multiple printers, do one of the following:
    • Resize the main printer windows, so that you can see all of them.
    • Choose View and select the printer to which you want to add a job.
  2. In the Finder (Mac OS) or Windows Explorer, select one or more files and drag them to a queue in theOutput to pane.
  3. If you are using multiple queues, make sure that the correct queue is selected in the print options dialog box.
  4. Select other print options, and then click OK.

To add a job to a queue from within your source application

Proceed as follows:
  1. In your source application, for example Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress, open the file which you want to add to a queue.
  2. Choose File > Print.
  3. Select a PrintFactory queue instead of a regular printer.
  4. Select other print options, and then click OK or Print.
  5. Switch to PrintFactory RIP.
The file which you just printed to a queue will appear in the Job queue list.

To add jobs by using a hot folder

When you set up your queue, you specified a hot folder for that queue (in the Workflow tab). Now, you can simply collect your files in this hot folder. After a given number of seconds, they will automatically be added to the queue and processed.
There are various ways to collect your files in a hot folder. You can do the following:
  • Select files in Windows Explorer or the Finder (Mac OS) and copy or move them to the hot folder.
  • You can print to a file from within your source application and specify the path of the hot folder, for example: C:\ PrintFactory_hot_folders\queue_1\color_ad.ps
  • You can use an existing output folder of a third-party application as your PrintFactory hot folder.

Updated on March 12, 2019

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