Output files generation

07/01/2009

ZetaPrints web-to-print system generates files of different types: CDR, PDF, JPEG, GIF and PNG. The type of files generated depends on the needs and product type.

Making a choice

output-Files-optionsWeb to print templates belonging to printers have a choice of the file types for output generation. Templates belonging to designers get either CDR/PDF/JPEG/GIF/PNG set or CDR/PDF or CDR/JPEG/GIF/PNG set by default, depending on the product type.

Web to print output for banners

Banners are intended for viewing on screen only and have no physical dimentions other than pixels. They are generated as a set of CDR/JPEG/GIF/PNG of the same size as the banner, e.g. 200px x 200px.

Web to print output for other products

CDR files

CorelDRAW files are generated by default for all products. CDR files cannot be downloaded by users.

PDF files

PDF files are generated for printers, if checked on. You need to choose a PDF settings profile.

Templates placed under a designer account get this option checked on by default. Generic PDF profile applies.

JPEG files

Jpeg files are generated @300dpi for templates with 1 page only and if the page is smaller than 210mm x 210mm. The primary purpose of JPEG files is photo printing.

GIF/PNG files

Gif and Png files are generated @96dpi for templates with 1 page only and if the page is smaller than 210mm x 210mm. The primary purpose of Gif/Png files is viewing on screen.

File generation for saved orders

A saved order is an order that has not been completed. The user may come back and complete or delete it.

All saved orders, that haven’t had their print-ready output files generated yet, have a “Generate files” link on orders list page. After clicking this link, you’ll be sent to the order details page with the output files already generated and links to them available.

Examples of web to print output

Delayed file generation

Generating output files may take less than a second or may it may run for as long as a minute. Users are not always willing to wait this  long. Check on “delayed file generation” option to create new orders without generating any output files. Such orders appear normal to the user, but you as a printer will need to press on “Generate files” button before downloading them.

We recommend using delayed file generation unless the file is required for downloading immediately.

 

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