Creating and Copying Snapshots

This section describes how:

Snapshots allow you to "take a picture" of some of the essential printer configuration items that you set in the Printer Definition panels and the form settings that you specify in the Form Settings panels. Snapshots allow you to save printer and form settings that you may use frequently in your environment. Table 49 shows the settings that are saved in a Snapshot.

Creating or updating a Snapshot involves setting values for a form and setting other printer definition values, including values for print quality, basic printer definitions, registration, and pre/postprocessing. Table 49 lists the values that you see in a snapshot.

Table 49. 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
  • Registration Marks
    • Printer Reg Marks
    • TOF Offset
  • 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
  • Cutsheet 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, HD3/4, TS1, TS2, TD1/2, and TD3/4 with Feature Code 4770/4771.

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.

Your Customer Support Specialist can specify whether to save all the following configuration settings or to save only form settings in a Snapshot using the Snapshot Mode field in the Printer - Setup panel (Printer Definition -> Printer -> Setup).
  1. Loading snapshots changes the printer configuration.
  2. Printer configuration changes cause Negative Acknowlegements (NACKs) to the host.
  3. The host will reprint any pages that need to be reprinted due to configuration changes.