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Hot Folders & Quicksets

Offline Scott Posted 10-31-2006 - 05:10 PM
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I never really spent the proper amount of time getting a quickset for every different thing I do, as well as using the hot folders. I'm sure they'd be a huge time saver, or atleast could be. What are everyone's experiences and how do you have yours setup?

We have a million different things we print so I assumed that it would be best to have a quickset for each different option, for atleast the standards. That way designers know that if they're designing a standard 36"x96" banner then I would have a quickset named "36 Inch Banner" which would rotate it 90 degrees and size to 36" wide or whateve and add the crop outline, etc. Then they just have to drop the print ready file into the hot folder and it's in the queue for me when I can take the rest. Would you guys do the same thing, and just have one for each of your "standard" products you print?

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Offline MassiveGraphics Posted 11-02-2006 - 07:17 AM
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I've used the hot folders before, I set it up so that each material had it's own.

Here's a typical work flow example without the hot folders.

1. designers here designs the file
2. gets in apporved then save the file over to my RIP computer
3. I then go over and find the file and rip the file in ONYX
4. I then bring it into preflight and make sure everything is setup up correctly
5. I then send it to the RIP queue and wait for another file if there is any so I can print everything at the same time.

with the Hot folders

1. designer designs file
2. send it over into proper Hot folder
3. I go over file(s) is already opened in preflight I check
4. then send the file(s) to rip


the biggest advantage I've found so far are:
- Saving time.. I go to the computer and files are already in Pre flight, I don't waste time looking for files or sittin gthere while the rip.
-Saving space on the Hard drive, We used to keep a file for every current Client on the computer, the hard drive would have to be cleaned off every 2-3 weeks, Now with the Hot folders I just clean out 5-6 folders alot easier then going through 60-80 folders
-Another bonus for anyone running more then one printer (I've got 4 setup up on mine) is that you never accidently open the file up in the wrong printer, when you do that you waste all that time ripping the file just to delete it and open it up again.
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Offline bigbly Posted 11-02-2006 - 03:47 PM
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hey Massive, I use hotfolders too, how do you get the file to open up in Preflight automatically?
didnt think you could do that.
re deleting files to keep enough free space on the HD, in general settings you can specify the amount of free space you want to keep on the disk and onyx will automatically delete the oldest files to keep that amount of free space for you.

also instead of having a different hotfolder for every media/print setting I use a 'default' folder a lot which will 'get media and page size from printer' so it will rip using whatever media you have selected in ripqueue.
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Offline MassiveGraphics Posted 11-03-2006 - 04:42 AM
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I think it's a setting in the quick set that makes it go into Preflight, I'll have to go look,

I know about the deleting files through Onyx but I don't like the idea of files disapearing without me knowing, sometimes customers come back and want the same fill if it's still stored in the archieve it makes it easier, plus if I forget info on the file or if i made any color changes, (which I shouldn't forget but sometimes happens)

"also instead of having a different hotfolder for every media/print setting I use a 'default' folder a lot which will 'get media and page size from printer' so it will rip using whatever media you have selected in ripqueue."

I've got 3 active printers on mine and I've tried the "default" folders but I find it easier for me and the designers if each folder is for a certain material. That way they've designed a banner for the mimaki all the need to do is drag and drop into the folder called "Mimaki banner materail" if they've designed a retactable banner they drag and drop into the " HP polyester" folder. just speeds things up I find.
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Offline Oscar Posted 01-04-2011 - 11:28 AM
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I am not having any luck getting the hot folders to work...
c:\Onyx7\Input\
under that string there are only 2 folders Layout Tool and psfonts
Not sure where to drop files for hot folders...
Onyx RIP version 7.3.2.16

The following is from the on line help guide:
Opening an image using Hot Folders:

You can open an image by dropping files into a Hot Folder. The Hot Folder will automatically assign Quick Set properties to each image.

To drop images into a Hot Folder:

1. Select your image file, and copy it into a Hot Folder. For example: <program folder>\input\<printer name> or <program folder>\input\<printer name>\Custom Quick Set.
2. The image opens in RIP-Queue, and, depending on your Quick Set Settings, is processed, opened for editing, or printed.


Following these instructions is not working out for me... is there any other way the hot folders work?


(11-03-2006 04:42 AM)MassiveGraphics Wrote:  I think it's a setting in the quick set that makes it go into Preflight, I'll have to go look,

I know about the deleting files through Onyx but I don't like the idea of files disapearing without me knowing, sometimes customers come back and want the same fill if it's still stored in the archieve it makes it easier, plus if I forget info on the file or if i made any color changes, (which I shouldn't forget but sometimes happens)

"also instead of having a different hotfolder for every media/print setting I use a 'default' folder a lot which will 'get media and page size from printer' so it will rip using whatever media you have selected in ripqueue."

I've got 3 active printers on mine and I've tried the "default" folders but I find it easier for me and the designers if each folder is for a certain material. That way they've designed a banner for the mimaki all the need to do is drag and drop into the folder called "Mimaki banner materail" if they've designed a retactable banner they drag and drop into the " HP polyester" folder. just speeds things up I find.
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