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Xerox Print Datastreams

  1. 1. Xerox Print Datastreams<br />A presentation fromCrawford Technologies Inc.<br />www.crawfordtech.com<br />Follow, Like and Join us at<br />about.me/CrawfordTechInc<br />
  2. 2. Introducing Crawford Technologies<br />Founded in 1995 and based in Toronto, CrawfordTech is a privately held global software company<br />On PROFIT 100 list of fastest growing companies in Canada<br />Core competency is in transaction print stream and document production software, including:<br />Automated Document Factory and Integrity solutions<br />Document Re-engineering solutions<br />Print stream conversions/transform solutions<br />Document Archive Solutions<br />Document integration/workflow solutions<br />Document Accessibility Services<br />
  3. 3. Print Stream Conversion:PRO Transforms<br /><ul><li>Convert Print Streams, Image & Line Data from one format to another</li></li></ul><li>Xerox Print Datastreams Agenda<br />When to Use<br />Flavors of Xerox Print Datastreams<br />How to prepare<br />
  4. 4. When would I use Xerox print streams?<br /><ul><li>High volume/High speed ( up to 180 ipm)
  5. 5. Black & White / Highlight Color
  6. 6. Customer Documents
  7. 7. Mainframe printing
  8. 8. Cut sheet or fanfold
  9. 9. Legacy applications
  10. 10. Duplex ( 2 sided )
  11. 11. Offline printing needs
  12. 12. Small Fonts < 60 points
  13. 13. Print formatting separate from application program
  14. 14. Easy application entry</li></li></ul><li>Flavors of Xerox Print Datastreams<br />Line Conditioned Data Stream<br />Extended line printer capabilities<br />Metacode<br />All points addressable dynamic page composition<br />Xerox Escape Sequences (XES)<br />Distributed printer escape sequence language<br />Interpress<br />Page Description Language, pre-cursor to PostScript<br />
  15. 15. Uses for LCDS & Metacode<br /><ul><li>High speed printing
  16. 16. Distributed printing
  17. 17. Archive for later use
  18. 18. View
  19. 19. Selective reprint
  20. 20. Convert to other formats</li></ul>PDF, PostScript, PCL, AFP, etc.<br />
  21. 21. Types of Xerox Print Streams<br /><ul><li>Line Conditioned Data Stream</li></ul>Line printer output + DJDE control records<br />External formatting (JSL)<br />Electronic Forms (FRM)<br />Images, Logos, Fonts (IMG,LGO,FNT)<br />Compact file size<br />Repetitive page formats<br />LCDS<br />
  22. 22. JSL Example<br />XTEST1: JDL; /* JOB DESCRIPTOR LIBRARY */<br /> VOLUME HOST=IBMOS,CODE=EBCDIC;<br /> IDEN PREFIX=$DJDE$,OFFSET=2,SKIP=9;<br /> /* PAGE DESCRIPTOR ENTRY */<br />AS: PDE BEGIN=(.25, 0.25), <br /> FONTS=(OP210L),<br /> PMODE=LANDSCAPE;<br /> /* VERTICAL FORMAT UNIT */<br />VFU1: VFU BOF=66,TOF=1,ASSIGN=(1,5);<br />JOB1: JDE; /* JOB DESCRIPTOR ENTRY */<br /> RECORD LENGTH=133,STRUCTURE=VB;<br /> OUTPUT FORMAT=AS,CYCLEFORMS=(FRONT1,BACK1),<br /> DUPLEX=YES;<br /> LINE DATA=(1,132), <br /> PCC=(0, NOTRAN),<br /> PCCTYPE=ANSI,<br /> VFU=VFU1;<br />END;<br />
  23. 23. LCDS Example<br />$DJDE$ JDL=XTEST1,JDE=JOB1,DUPLEX=YES,FONTS=(L0112C);<br />1<br />- AREA# 01<br /> 23 DECEMBER 1996 4550 GOREWAY DRIVE (416)555-8888<br /> BRAMPTON, ONTARIO<br /> CCCCCCCC LIGHTING CANADA (92) INC. INBOUND CONTROL CENTRE PROCEDURES<br /> 250 XXXXXX XXXXXX FOR SHIPMENT AUTHORIZATION AND<br /> DORVAL, QUEBEC ROUTING INSTRUCTIONS FAX "RPA" TO<br /> H0H 0H0 999-777-4444 5 DAYS PRIOR TO SHIP.<br /> HELP LINE 999-777-4444 FOR INQUIRY.<br /> FAX CUSTOMS DOCS TO 999-777-4444<br />0 1002 2040WHT P 55-5555-8 MMMM,CLIPON GSNCK-WH CTN 006 DEC 31 96 4.900 1<br />0 504 1200BLK P 66-6666-8 LLLL,CLIP ON SWVL-BK CTN 006 DEC 31 96 4.200 1 2345.67LB 6,789.01<br />0NET 30 DAYS CANADIAN DOLLARS<br />
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  25. 25. Types of Xerox Print Streams<br /><ul><li>Metacode</li></ul>All Points Addressable<br />Complex pages<br />Dynamic page formatting<br />Requires software driver to create<br />Internal printer format<br />ASCII text with binary commands and DJDE records embedded<br />Metacode<br />
  26. 26. X’01’[ASCAN]<171>[ADOT]<3156>[FONT]<3>[PORT]JOHN [ASCAN]<299>[ADOT]<3156>[FONT]<3>[PORT]H. [ASCAN]<359>[ADOT]<3156>[FONT]<3>[PORT]DOE[EOL]<br />MetacodeSample<br />
  27. 27. Metacode Sample<br />
  28. 28. Xerox Printing<br />ResidentUtilities<br />Resident<br />Resources<br />Bus & Tag<br />Tape/Cartridge<br />*.FNT<br />*.LGO<br />*.FRM<br />*.IMG<br />*.JDL<br />*.PDE<br />*.CME<br />Font Editor<br />FDL<br />PDL<br />Resources<br />Printer<br />Xerox<br />Print File<br />*.IMG<br />*.FNT<br />*.FRM<br />*.LGO<br />Metacode<br />Printed Pages<br />HOST<br />PRINTER<br />Resources on Printer & in Print Stream<br />
  29. 29. Xerox Buzzwords & Definitions<br />JSL - Job Source Language - describes formatting of reports<br />JDL - Job Description Library, compiled from JSL by PDL compiler<br />controls specific elements for the formatting of a job or a series of jobs.<br />JDE - Job Descriptor Entry, describes formatting of particular report<br />DJDE - Dynamic Job Descriptor Entry - printer instruction which allows you to modify your current print format <br />Fonts - *.FNT - binary raster font files, 1 per point size and rotation<br />Forms - *.FRM (compiled object), *.FSL Forms Source Language <br />FDL - Forms compiler that converts FSL to FRM <br />Images - *.IMG - raster image files, and interleaved images<br />LCDS – Line Conditioned Data Stream –Line data with DJDEs interspersed<br />Logos - *.LGO logos, signatures, icons<br />Metacode – Binary/ASCII all points addressable Xerox print language<br />XES - Xerox Escape Sequences, UDK - User Defined Key distributed print escape language<br />
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