Registering Printers

To print documents using this application, you must first register a printer. You can register multiple printers to handle different types of output formats.
  • If you do not register a printer, you can still edit jobs using the sample printer. However, you cannot print a job using the sample printer.

  • In the browser version of TotalFlow Prep, printer management functions are not available. When you edit a job in the browser version, TotalFlow Prep uses the printer that was set in TotalFlow Production Manager or TotalFlow Print Server. For more information, see Editing Jobs in the Browser Version of TotalFlow Prep.

TotalFlow Prep can communicate with supported job ticket printers using PostScript, a combination of JDF and PDF, or Fiery API.

The PDF/JDF printer language offers a greater range of features using a pure PDF workflow and is available when you connect to TotalFlow Print Server or to an EFI Fiery print server that supports Fiery JDF. Some output options are only available when the printer language is set to PDF/JDF. For example, you can specify printer features, such as presets defined on an EFI Fiery print server, and unused tab ejection settings only for printers that use PDF/JDF. See the Printer Connector Readme for details about supported printers and controllers.

Fiery API provides the same features as the PDF/JDF printer language and can be used to communicate with certain EFI Fiery printers that have Fiery API version 5 or later. For the list of supported printers, see the Printer Connector Readme.

You can register non-RICOH printers using custom printer definition files created by regional experts. For each registered printer, you can specify the available installable options. Possible installable options include folding, binding, punching, stapling, and trimming units.

TotalFlow Prep also lets you register Windows printers that are connected to your system and use a printer driver compatible with the Windows V4 Print Subsystem.