If a printer is using an EFI Fiery Controller, also known as a Raster Image Processor (RIP), you should follow these instructions to get the printer added in Printix Administrator.
Before you begin, please obtain the following information:
- IP address of the Fiery Controller
Printix may not recognize it as a printer, so it will not appear after a Discover printers.
Add the EFI Fiery printer
- Open a web browser and enter the IP address of the Fiery Controller and sign in.
- Select the Configure tab.
- Select Network and then SNMP.
- If required, add a SNMP configuration in Printix Administrator that corresponds to the Fiery Controller’s SNMP settings.
- In Printix Administrator open the Printers page.
- Select Add printer
- In Network select the Modify icon to select the network where the Fiery Controller is. Select Select network.
- In SNMP configuration optionally select the Modify icon to select the SNMP configuration you perhaps added in step 3. Select Select SNMP configuration.
- In Printer address enter the IP address (Example: 192.168.1.10) or hostname of the Fiery Controller.
- Select Add.
Configure the print queue
Configure the print queue for the Fiery Controller so it:
- Uses the print driver for the printer with the Fiery Controller.
- If required Add the print driver to your Printix driver store.
- The Model name of the registered printer may indicate a Fiery Controller is in use.
Example: Xerox Color C70 with Xerox EXC70 Fiery Integrated Controller.
In Printix Administrator proceed to Add a print driver configuration. The temporary printer’s Printer properties dialog will open automatically.
Proceed to make the configuration:
- In the Printer properties dialog select the Accessories tab.
- Check Two-Way Communication and in Print IP Address or DNS Name enter the IP address (Example: 192.168.1.10) of the Fiery Controller.
- Select Update.
- After all Installed Options are registered correctly, uncheck Two-Way Communication, as this is not supported when the printer is managed by Printix.
- Select Apply.
- Optionally open the Advanced tab and select the Printing Defaults… button to configure per-printer defaults.
- Select OK.