It is possible to submit jobs to a PrintFactory RIP using a local hotfolder and XML.
PrintFactory uses an internal XML structure which is consistent throughout the system (local and cloud). You can see how the XML should be structured by opening a saved layout template and working with the different nodes, or by opening the settings.xml in a ripped files work folder. You need to know the GUID of the file to do this (which can be retrieved from the job details in the cloud).
- The submission only works on Windows Hotfolders/RIPs. The Mac version is currently in development.
- There is no way to get a status message back from the RIP, though you can get this via the cloud. The local method is a submit and forget approach.
Two files are attached to this post which show an example XML with the associated image – which can be used for testing purposes. You can find full documentation on the structure of the XML here: