View Full Version : Why are jobs in the printed queue never rasterized?

08-16-2010, 11:46 AM
A question: Since any job has to be rasterized before it is printed, why throw out that processing when the job is done printing? Would it not be more productive to keep the rasterized version of the job in the printed queue, in the event of reprints? (Especially since the raster can be removed at will.)

Another related question: are there job properties which can be changed, and then do not require re-rasterization of the job? (And other properties which do require that?)

Just curious...


(Edit: Sorry - wrong forum section! Should be in CWS5 forum.)

08-17-2010, 08:28 AM
To keep raster data for a file after printing, send to the Hold queue then use "Print and Hold" from command workstation. Raster data files are very large; for this reason they are not kept for all jobs in the Printed queue. Jobs that will need to be reprinted should be kept in the Hold queue where the raster data is kept intact.

Job properties such as copies and page range to print do not require re-ripping and so can use the existing raster data. Changes to resolution, screening, color settings, finishing, or other printer specific features require that the job be reprocessed before printing. In general, any settings change that will make the print look different will require that the job be processed again.