Working with Snapshots

This section describes how to view, sort, search, load, change, create, delete, and restore Snapshots.

Snapshots allow you to "take a picture" of some of the essential printer configuration items that you set in Printer Definition panels and form settings that you specify in the Forms Settings and Print Registration panels. Snapshots allow you to save printer and form settings that you may use frequently in your environment. Table 9 shows the settings that you can save in a Snapshot.

Table 9. Snapshot values
Forms -> Form Settings Forms -> Print Registration Printer Definition -> Print Quality Printer Definition -> Printer -> Basic Printer Definition -> Printer -> Setup Printer Definition -> PDL -> IPDS Printer Definition -> Pre/Post- Processing -> Post- processing Options
  • Length
  • Width
  • Unit of measure for length and width
  • IPDS - Form Name
  • IPDS - Host Setup ID
  • Form Bar Code
  • Form type (tractorless or with tractor holes)
  • Oversize Paper
  • Paper Weight
  • Paper Feed Direction for Printer 2
  • Paper Feed direction for Printer 1
  • Across Paper Feed direction for Printer 2
  • Across Paper Feed direction for Printer 1
  • Contrast
  • Boldness
  • Preheat Temperature
  • Fuser Temperature
  • Oil Rate
  • Oil Belt
  • Advanced...
    • Use Backup Idler Roll
    • Preheat Offset (see note 1)
  • Printer Speed
  • Front Sheet Sequence
  • Eject to Front Facing
  • Auto NPRO at EOF
  • Jam Recovery Point Distance
  • Cut Sheet Emulation
  • Reprint Pages After Jams
  • IPDS Resolution
  • IPDS Printhead Resolution
  • Use Internal Stacker (see note 2)
  • Offsetter Enabled
  • BTS Enabled
  • Offset on Mark Forms
  1. The preheat offset is a CE only value.
  2. The internal stacker is available for InfoPrint 4100 Models MS1, HS2, MD1/2, and HD3/4 with Feature Code 4770.

Snapshots affect how the print job is printed. You can create and save your own Snapshot using the default Snapshots as a template. And you can select and load a specific Snapshot when you want to print a job that has the same requirements as those specified in a particular Snapshot. You can also make changes to your Snapshots and save them on your printer. You can view the Snapshot settings by selecting the Show Details... button on the Snapshots panel.

Table 10. Default Snapshots
Snapshot Name Description-Length x Width
InfoPrint-2up Letter 2-Up Letter - 11.0 x 18.0 in
InfoPrint-2up Letter Tractorless 2-Up Letter (Tractorless) - 11.0 x 17.0 in
InfoPrint-2up A4 2-Up A4 - 296.3 mm x 445.0 mm
InfoPrint-2up A4 Tractorless 2-Up A4 (Tractorless) - 296.3 mm x 432.0 mm
Letter Letter - 8.5 x 12.0 in
Legal Legal - 8.5 in x 15.0 in
Ledger Ledger - 11.0 in x 18.0 in
A3 A3 - 296.3 mm x 445 mm
Standard Standard - 11.0 x 15.0 in

You can see a description and the ranges of values that you can enter in each field of each panel by pressing and holding the left mouse button for 2 seconds or by pressing F1 on the keyboard.

The functions will be greyed out when the printer is Ready. In order to perform any of the Snapshot tasks you will have to Stop the printer and then make it ready by selecting Start.