PLEASE NOTE:
The majority of the contents in this guide apply to both StudioPlus Spectra AND myStratus Desktop.
In most cases, instructions referring to "Spectra" also apply to myStratus Desktop.
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Fujifilm MS Job Maker

    
NOTE: This feature is available in the Standard, Professional, and Enterprise versions of both Spectra and myStratus Desktop.

Setting up your Price List

Several pieces of information need to be set in your Spectra/myStratus price list for each item that will be sold to a customer and printed by the Fujifilm MS Job Maker software. Open the Item Maintenance screen (Maintenance > Price List > Price Lists) for each item and set the following pieces of information.

  • Preferred Vendor - All the products you will be sending to the Fujifilm MS Job Maker software should be assigned to an internal vendor you have set up in Spectra/myStratus, for example “Fujifilm MS Job Maker.” If you do not have this vendor created, the vendor list is maintained by selecting Maintenance > Production > Vendors. See also: Vendors

  • Vendor Description - Set the vender description for this item to match the product that already exists in the MS Job Maker software. Examples would be 4X5, 5X7, etc.

  • Vendor Multiplier - If you need to print a quantity that is different than the number of prints you are selling to your client, you can also set the Vendor Multiplier.

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Vendor Multiplier

The Vendor Multiplier works like an equation based on units your studio sells compared to units that need to be printed. Here's a simple way to figure it out:

For every X (number of units) I sell to my customer, I need to print Y (number of units).

Y/X=Vendor Multiplier

So, if you sell 8 wallets to your customer but you only need to print 1 sheet of wallets, your equation would be:

 1/8 = 0.125

Setting up the Render Profile

Next, you need to create a render profile, which is a set of instructions used to tell Spectra/myStratus what manipulation needs to be performed to the images before sending to the printer.

  1. Go to the Workflow hub.

  2. Click Render Final Ordered Images.

  3. The Render Images screen will appear.

  4. Click New to create a new render profile or click Edit to modify an existing profile.

  5. Name the profile something familiar like “Fujifilm MS Job Maker.”

  6. Set the following properties:

    • Render Profile Type - "Final Output of Ordered Images."

    • Output separate “versions” of each image ordered.

    • Check Crop, Rotate, Flip, and Colorize.

    • Composite Options - "Flatten Composites."

    • Set the vendor option to the “Fujifilm MS Job Maker” vendor you created above.

    • Image file type - "JPEG."

    • DPI - 300.

    • Render Folder - "Other Folder" (set to your Fujifilm MS Server and the Job Maker sub-folder).

    • Click both sub-folder options to make cleaning up images easier.

    • Output Fujifilm MS01 File should be checked.

  7. Click OK to save the profile and then click X to close the Render Images screen.

Using the Fujifilm MS Job Maker Integration

You can send images to the Fujifilm MS Job Maker software from either a Spectra/myStratus invoice or production order. 

  • Send Images from an Invoice - Open the invoice and select Render Ordered Images from the Action menu or click Render Final Ordered Images from the Digital Workflow for any session that has an invoice created. 

  • Send Images from a Production Order - Open the production order and select Render Ordered Images from the Action menu or click Render Final Ordered Images from the Digital Workflow for any production order that has been created.

At this time, you will be presented with the Render Images screen. Click the render profile that was created above, and click Start Rendering. The images will then be rendered out to the Fujifilm MS Server folder specified in the render profile, and the job should start printing.

See also: Rendering Images



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