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Resolve Xerox Input job issue with incorrectly coloured bands on the printed page with Output Manager

Issue

Coloured horizontal bands containing headers are displayed and printed in blue instead of yellow. 

Cause

  • The job uses black and a highlight colour. The current JSL has ROYAL as the highlight colour which results in all non-black elements taking RGB(119,128,255). Xerox LCDS is not a full colour data stream, it is monochrome with optional highlight (spot) colour support.
  • Changing the JSL to another highlight colour allowed by the LCDS data stream for Highlight colour 4850/4890 printers would not help as there is no yellow option and even if there was, it would not be a good match for the clients pantone yellow.
  • The text in shaded boxes is produced by printing the letters first and overprinting with a shading font. Both are in the highlight colour, but because the shading font has gaps between the blue pixels, it appears as a tint (lighter) than the text which is solid.

 

Resolution

UPDATED: December 22, 2017


  • Using MAP_COLOR_1= RGB(119,128,255): RGB(255,0,0) profile command allowed all the blue text and shading to be changed to red as a test.
  • It would be possible to refine the map to make the target colour the closest match to the clients Pantone yellow that the printers will allow.
  • ​This does change ALL the highlight colour items to the new colour. It is not selective. 
  • To make a selective change would require use of the Output Enrichment (formerly Enhancement and VDE) scripting language.
  • The region of interest could be defined and combined with a test to identify the document types that would need to be changed.
  • The text strings would be cached in memory, removed, then added back in using the new target colour.
  • To perform this scripting requirement the DELETE,  ADD and COLOUR actions are required.

Environment Details

Product Feature: Xerox Input Client

Operating System: Windows (unknown)

 

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