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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Naming of Print Output File on: November 13, 2019, 12:35:17 AM
Thanks for the Automatic (name using first print) in v2020.106!

Best,
Larry
2  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Nozzle check - Yellow on: November 02, 2019, 11:21:20 AM
The easiest way to review yellow is to take a picture with your cell phone.
I'm not sure what is going on with the sensor, but the yellow nozzles will stand out clearly in the picture.

3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Naming of Print Output File on: November 01, 2019, 01:08:34 PM
Hi Mike,

This works well, Thank you for implementing it.

As I use the Hotfolders it would be nice to have one additional automatic preference.

Automatic (name using date and time)
Automatic (name using first placed image name)
Manual (prompt me each time I print)

Thanks for the consideration,
Larry
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Naming of Print Output File on: October 25, 2019, 10:55:05 AM
Thank you Mike, I am looking forward to the release!

Best,
Larry
5  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Naming of Print Output File on: October 20, 2019, 04:37:38 PM
That would be perfect, perhaps as a preference, Job Naming Before Print: 0n/0ff

Thank you!
Larry
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Naming of Print Output File on: October 20, 2019, 12:24:34 PM
Hi Mike,

The majority of Limited Edition Prints are single image files sent from PhotoShop (which I truly would like to eliminate for use in printing), which uses the originating filename.

All applications and RIPS we use that batch multiple prints into a single print file act like QImage, so we use the given output name with a manual cross-reference table
We go this route for full-bleed borderless Posters since repeating them in the same print file eliminates media waste between the individual posters

The printer itself is "smart" enough to know if there is a mismatch between what media is loaded and what media is requested by the print job.
It will prompt for the user to change it, proceed or cancel.

If my printer weren't smart I would just add the media type to the end of the Job name, for example, LimitedEditon123_Baryta

Best,
Larry

7  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Naming of Print Output File on: October 19, 2019, 10:55:05 PM
O.K. Mike, we can disagree on the subject and I am aware of Qimage's job logging capabilities. I have probably been using your software for at least 15 years.
There are scenarios where resending from software indeed works better than initiating from the printer's hard drive and a similar number of cases for the opposite.

I'll give one for the opposite: In a production environment where specific reprints are consistently needed, it is far easier to have a floor operator requeue from the hard drive and not require access to a computer.
We do this now by a meaningful filename, just not with Qimage.

Again just "wish" on my part as I think Qimage's overall capabilities are excellent.

Best,
Larry


8  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Re: Naming of Print Output File on: October 19, 2019, 11:08:48 AM
Hi Fred,

Thanks for the reply, but that's not quite it. It's naming of the printer spool file I am after.
For example, I just printed an image and the spooled filename displayed on the control panel of my printer is:  "QIMAGE - 2019-10-19 03.58.21"

I would like this name to be more meaningful in terms of the actual image. In my case, this file can be held in the printer's hard drive and recalled to make reprints
Currently, I have to manage a little reference table that says what the print actually is.

Thanks,
Larry
9  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate Wish List / Naming of Print Output File on: October 19, 2019, 12:22:57 AM
I have printers with internal hard drives that can store and reprint print jobs from their control panel.
Currently, it is difficult to tell one job from another based on the default Qimage naming convention.

Several options could be workable:
1. Use the name of the first image placed
2. Prompt for a unique name

Thanks for the consideration.
Larry

10  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Start-up with Hot Folder Active? on: February 05, 2018, 11:40:24 PM
Hi Fred,

Thanks for the reply. I will check out the plugins, but am assuming I will still need to hit print in Qimage.

I am looking for an automated, unattended process for a tethered camera or networked image drop.

I have the Hot Folder shared and working to do what I need it to automatically (receive, process & delete).

I also have Qimage Ultimate launching on Windows start, but still need to manually toggle the hot folder to "on" each time.

- Larry
11  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Start-up with Hot Folder Active? on: February 05, 2018, 06:39:58 PM
Anybody aware of a command-line option or any other way to have QImage Ultimate launch with the Hot Folder mode active?

Thanks,
- Larry
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