Generating and submitting color mapping table source and output files

A color mapping table is a printer resource object that defines a translation from certain MO:DCA structured fields to new color structured fields used by newer printers. Color mapping tables are used to provide highlight color attachments to black-and-white printers, such as using the InfoPrint 4005 attachment with the InfoPrint 4100 printer. You can also use a color mapping table to map highlight colors into richer colors on a color printer like the InfoPrint 5000 printer or the InfoPrint 4100 when printing with highlight colors. To apply color to black and white documents, you must use the following procedure to create Color Mapping Table Source (.src) and Output Files. See "InfoPrint administrative utilities" in " InfoPrint Manager Tools" chapter of the InfoPrint Manager: Reference for information about the cmt utility. You can define translations from non-color fields to color, old color fields to new color fields, and from new color fields to different new color fields. Therefore, you can use existing applications and documents with new color fields without having to change the documents or applications. Also, you can use various color mappings with a single document to print the document using color in different ways without changing the original document.

The sample configuration file named cmt.cfg file should be available in the install_path\config directory and the cmt utility should be available in the install_path\bin directory on your Infoprint Server. Using the AFP architectural reference, you can apply color to existing black and white documents.

Note: A MOD:CA sample color mapping table produces from the sample cmt.cfg file is provided in install_path\config\cmtsampl.

The cmt utility lets you create color mappings in a variety of different color modes that are defined through the ColorSpace parameter. For example, the Highlight value can be used when printing to an InfoPrint 4000 printer with an Highlight Color Model HC2 Post-Processor (HCPP). For more information about HCPP, see the InfoPrint Hi-Lite Color Printer: Library Catalog at the URL http://rpp.ricoh-usa.com.