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Issue

 

I want to rip and print PDF files in real-time with the eZ-inkjet or Kyocera integrated into the GT controller. I just want to spool data, no readers needed, no reorder. How do I do that?

Use PDF2BMP.exe from GTUS!

I want to change the resolution so that I can print faster!

I want to do a linearization to deal with gray scales!

 

 

Once the pdf file is printed, the controller will place the PDF automatically in (PDFSERVER)D:/pdf/done that is it will be moved to the done directory.

V2.6 of PDF2BMP loads 32 records in advance, good for fast webs. V2.6 needs a license per server.

 

Place the PDF files you want to convert in the server1 in d:\pdf (this is then mapped as M:\ in both the controller and the inkjet) and make a directory d:\pdf\temp.

If 2 servers, place the PDF files you want to convert in the server2 in d:\pdf (this is then mapped as N:\ in both the controller and the inkjet) and make a directory d:\pdf\temp.

 

 

 

If you select address, you will see the same files as in above directory. When you select 1 and press the check Mark, a file with the same name but with the ending txt is generated in data/address

 

 

 

PDF2BMP program

 

First you need at least 1 powerful server (i7 or more) where you want to install the program PDF2BMP. This program converts PDF pages into bitmap pages in real-time on commands received from the standard GT controller.

 

 

See elapsed time, here 2 minutes and 19 seconds for 200 pages or 85 pages per minute. Obviously, you will only be able to run 70% or around 60 pages per minute per server.

This is on my laptop. Servers should do 3-10 times faster.

 

Explanation

 

Easy, the GT controller tells PDF2BMP at start, to prepare the first 64 pages. Then more as you print.  You can change that to 32 by entering in d:/editorgt/user/system/arguments.txt:

inkjet0  –bufsize 32

Settings in Controller

 

Below the regular job setting for an inkjet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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