III System - Page 3
Installation of Signature
III CD Printer - Page 2
After the installation if we visit the Printers folder we will
notice that a new printer has been added "CD Color Printer III". If
we check the properties we will notice the following tabs (at WinMe OS):
In the above tab you can select the type of the media (CD or
custom sized CDs) and also if you wish to rotate or use the faster printing
option (which gives however reduced printed quality). Faster Printing speeds
up the tray speed slightly. It's for people who want a little extra boost in
speed; however, there is a potential for print quality to suffer (it may vary
from print to print). That is why the driver gives the user a warning to use
at his own risk when using faster printing.
the second tab we find the device options. Here we can select the type of the
cartridge, the print resolution (600x600 or 1200x1200) and color matching for
the color. Note that Primera suggests using the default PrimaColor for most
CD prints. The available selections are: "none", "algebraic"
and "primacolor". The bad here is that under Win9x you cannot adjust
the settings for the "algebraic" color setting. However you can under
the Win2k (check below). Primera's manual doesn't give much information about
those settings among with several real life examples to explain when and why
we should use the "algebraic" setting over the "primacolor".
the cartridge screen we see the remaining level of the color/black cartridge.
In this screen also we can select the type of the cartridge when we choose to
switch between color/dark. The manufacturer gives around 150-250 CDs number
before the ink ends (when printing color CDs). If the ink ends you can buy another
one over Primera's
online website for 55$. Note that this setting is based upon calculations
done by the software driver.. This means that if you re-install the printer
in another PC or OS system the printer ink jet levels will be again 100% remaining.
Primera has announced the Signature IV CD printer, which solves this problem
since now the ink level is monitored directly from the printer.
In the last tab we find the calibrate options. In the back of
the printer there are 2 numbers, which are ,possibly, unique for each printer.
In our case it showed 6 in vertical and 0 in horizontal. You need to insert
those numbers and do the test print ,with the 5 supplied blank cardboard CD
templates, in order to be sure about the center of the printed CDs.
If you install the Signature III over Win2k platform you will
see the same amount of details in the Advanced properties tab: