A versatile, full-function server solution for high volume production printing

A versatile, full-function server solution for high volume production printing

Intro

The Nipson Technology PrintServer was developed with productivity and performance in mind, combining extensive pre-press functionality with impressive variable data printing processing capabilities.
It is as powerful as it is user-friendly, providing the ideal solution for a wide array of applications and market segments, including transactional printing, direct mail, identification and security printing and print on demand.

File conversion

The Nipson Technology PrintServer includes a RIP-ing function and page description language (PDL) interpretation and conversion routine to ensure compatibility with all common input files and to easily include variable data.

PostScript, PDF, TIF and EPS files are processed with a RIP-once/print many routine for maximum efficiency. ACIF and AFP files are converted to an IPDS data stream, which can then be spooled to any IPDS-capable press controlled by the PrintServer. 

The Nipson Technology PrintServer works with off-the-shelf imposition tools that handle even the most sophisticated layouts with ease. Special image tuning tools ensure top-quality output that will satisfy even your most demanding customers.

 

Print management

The Nipson Technology PrintServer further includes a spooler to store RIP-ed jobs until they are printed, as well as a print management or queuing system.

RIP-while-printing allows you to already start printing a job while part of it is still being RIP-ed, or start preparing and processing a new job while the previous one is still being printed, which significantly minimizes the downtime of your presses.

The PrintServer can spool jobs to Nipson Technology presses as well as other equipment. By carefully monitoring the print resources available, the PrintServer can divide one or more jobs over several resources if necessary. This intelligent load balancing makes optimal use of the available resources, allowing you to optimize throughput and efficiency in virtually any print facility configuration.

 

Technical data

PLATFORM CONFIGURATION (mini) Server Windows XP or Windows 2000, 2003, Vista Business
Pentium IV 2,8 Ghz – Dual Processor - 2 x Fast Ethernet
3 GB Ram
2 X 200 GB IDE Disk – CD R/W Drive
20” Flat screen 1280 x 1024
NIPSON PRINTSERVER-PSRIP CONFIGURATION
Inputs PDF up to 1.7,  PostScript L1, L2 & L3, TIFF 6, EPS
Tuning functions Image quality
Spooling capability Yes
Output Nipson Technology proprietary data streams (NPP or SDP)
Supported printers DIGIFlex - VARYPress, VARYPress 200 – VARYPress 400/500 - Nipson Technology 8000 –  Former Nipson Technology 7000 presses
Options AFP converter, TIFF converter
NIPSON PRINTSERVER-AFP CONFIGURATION
Inputs AFP,  ACIF, Line mode
Tuning functions Image quality
Spooling capability Yes
Output IPDS data stream or Nipson Technology proprietary data streams
Supported printers DIGIFlex - VARYPress, VARYPress 200 – VARYPress 400/500 - Nipson Technology 8000 –  Other IPDS-capable presses and printers (if IPDS stream)
Options PSRIP converter, TIFF converter
NIPSON PRINTSERVER-TIFF CONFIGURATION
Inputs TIFF
Tuning functions Image quality
Spooling capability Yes
Output Nipson Technology proprietary data streams (NPP or SDP)
Supported printers DIGIFlex - VARYPress, VARYPress 200 – VARYPress 400/500 - Nipson Technology 8000 –  Former Nipson Technology 7000 presses
Options AFP converter, PSRIP converter
NIPSON SERVERMANAGER CONFIGURATION
 

Management of NIPSON PrintServers (as slaves)

Recommended with ADF or equivalent architecture

Note 1: SDP-coded documents  (Nipson Technology proprietary format) are supported as a basic feature in all configurations but cannot be transformed into an IPDS data stream.

Note 2: AFP, ACIF and IPDS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation

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