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How to Create A LetterHead Overlay In An Olivetti Colour MFD Print Driver

How to Create & Use a LetterHead Overlay In An Olivetti Colour MFD Print Driver

You first need to create the Letterhead to use as the host image in a program such as Word or a design package such as In-Design.

create letterhead

Next with that file open you need to bring up the print dialogue for the Olivetti MFD, you can do this by selecting print and then selecting properties. Be careful not to press Quick Print as this will not work.

printer properties

Once the printer properties has been opened go to the stamp/composition tab and select create host image, then OK.

create host image

Then print the document as you would normally, this will then ask you where you want to save the file. You can save this locally or in a network location, I would recommend saving it in a network location if you want this available for several users on different computers.

save in

If you are saving this locally on the machine you have created the host image on then the driver automatically remembers where the image is. You can test this by opening a letter and then going in to the printer properties and under the stamp/composition tab selecting print host image, the KFO file should show up like below.

print host image local file

 

 

Defaulting The Print Driver To Use a Host Image From a Network Location

First locate the print driver under devices & printers on your computer, then right click and select printer properties.

Go to stamp/composition like before and select print host image, click on edit

print host image

Next click Browse files….

browse files

Then enter the UNC path (e.g. \\yourservername\folder\letterhead.KFO) to the file or use the browse function to locate the file and click open.

browse to network image

This should look something like below, you can also set if you want the letterhead to print on the 1st page or all pages. Most users just need it on the first page, especially if they are printing 2 Sided and want the second page on the reverse.

save letterhead location

This will now use the letterhead image from the network location, I would recommend using this option if you need this on a number of computers. Especially if you need to update the file as it will automatically update on all the computers.

You may also want to have a designated print driver that is defaulted to print the letter head.

If you need any more info or help with setting this up then contact Elmdale Maintenance Ltd on 0118 982 1444

 

Setting Up Scan To Email on an Olivetti Colour MFD

Please find below a quick walk through of setting up scanning on an Olivetti colour MFD such as an MF250 though to the latest range of colour MFD’s. The screen may looking slightly different on the different ranges but the information required is the same.

You will need to login as an Administrator through the web terminal of the machine, this can be achieved by putting the IP address of the machine in the address bar of your web browser.

ip address

Next log out as a public user.

log out screen

Then select log in as an administrator, the password is 12345678

select administrator

Once you have logged in then go to Network, Email Setting, Email TX (SMTP)

smtp 1

Next enter your email server details, make sure to enter an email address for the machine to use. Enter any authentication details to allow it to connect to your email server, this might not be needed, if it won’t connect try turning this off.

You may also need to enter an email address for the Administrator before the machine will work as well. This can be done by going to the maintenance tab on the web interface (still in the admin screen) see below.

admin email address

Once all this information has been entered then log out of the Admin screen, it is important to do this as the machine will be locked until you have logged out and the users won’t be able to use it.

Next set up some email addresses in your address book, you can do this from the web page as well but you don’t have to be logged in as the Admin. If you go to Store Address, New Registration

address book

Select Email, OK

email address book

Fill in the details and select OK.

email information

Once you have finished adding entries to the address book you can now go and test to see if it works.

If you have any problems you can check in the Job History, on newer machines you should have an error code which will help you fault find, see below.

error codes

Should you need any help with setting this up or any other enquiry then call Elmdale Maintenance Ltd on 0118 982 1444 for assistance.

If you looking to set up scan to folder then you might want to read this post.

How To Import An Address Book In To An Olivetti MFP Using Data Administrator

Importing Addresses In To An Olivetti MF282plus or Similar Machine Via Data Administrator

In a different post I went through exporting the address book from an Olivetti colour MFP, now we want to import the same address book in to another machine. You can also use this same method to import addresses from a spreadsheet as long as you save it as a Tab delimited text file. I will go in to that in a different post, first we will import the addresses created from another similar device such as a Konica Minolta Colour Bizhub or Olivetti Colour MFP.

Before we start to import the address book that we exported in our previous post we may need to edit the text file to add the password for the SMB addresses as Data Administrator doesn’t save them when you export them.

If you open up Microsoft Excel or a similar spreadsheet application, then open the address book file. You will need to select all files to be able to do this. Then select Tab delimited, click next 2 more times.

choose delimiter type

Next find the column labelled SMB:Password and add the password next to any SMB addresses, once you have done this you can save and exit.

type in smb password

Now we have edited the text file we can import the data in to the machine via Data Administrator.

First you will need to connect to the device like in previous posts, then you need to expand the tree on the left hand side for the address book.

address book data admin

Next select File, import, import each data from the file.

import each data from the file

Browse through to the file you need, it should then ask you to choose what type of addresses you want to import, in this case I am doing Email & SMB.

select address type

Click Next then make sure that Tab Delimited is checked and click Next again.

Then click next until you get to the section where it asks you to match the fields on the right hand side with the columns on the left hand side. You will need to scroll through each column and match the correct fields, see below.

select columns

match up columns

Once you have matched the columns up with the fields click next. On the next screen of the wizard you will need to highlight all the adresses and click on select, make sure you don’t include the column headers as you won’t want to export that to your machines address book.

select addresses

Next click Import and the addresses will appear in Data Administrator, you will then need to highlight all the addresses and click edit on the right hand side. This so that we can select Edit Search Key and check the box marked Main. If we don’t do this the addresses will not appear on the Favourites tab on the front screen of the machine when you select scan.

edit search key

main column populated

The next step is to click export to the device and then click write, this will then push the data on to the MFP.

export to device

Once you have written the data to the machine It should look like this.

Address Book On MFP

If you should require any more assistance then please call Elmdale Maintenance on 0118 982 1444

 

How To Register An Olivetti Colour MFP In Data Administrator

Data Administrator is a software package for use with Olivetti and Konica Minolta colour MFPs. It is mainly used for managing Account track details and the address book for scanning/faxing. But you can also use it for other network admin tasks such as gathering meter readings.

The way you would add a device is by opening up Data Administrator then clicking on the option called “Registration of Device”.

register device in data administrator

You will then use the “Search and Register” option to search the network for any compatible MFPs, you can add multiple machines if you need to. In this example I will add 1 machine and register it.

search & register for device in data administrator

Once the software has found any machines you need highlight them in blue and click select, then ok.

searching

You will then be asked to add the Administrator password which is 12345678 , type this in 2 times then click ok.

admin password for data administrator

You will then need to click close 2 more times. You will then see your devices in the device list, to access them once you have registered them just double click the machine you want and it will automatically start the connection process.

View the video to see the process in full.

Should you require any more information then please contact Elmdale Maintenance on 0118 982 1444

How To Upgrade Papercut On A Windows Server

How To Upgrade Papercut On A Windows Server

In this short tutorial I will show you how to upgrade Papercut on your windows server to the latest version. Papercut bring out new versions on a regular basis as they add new features and it is quite straight forward to upgrade as it has been designed so you can load the new version over the top of the old one.

The first step is to log in to your Papercut server as an Administrator and perform a backup. The backup facility is found under the options tab.

PaperCut Backup

 

Once you have backed up Papercut then log out and go to services under administration settings. The next step is to stop the Papercut application server and to stop the Papercut print provider services. It is important to complete this step as you can destroy your database if you don’t.

Stop Papercut Application Server

Once you have stopped the service you can run the installer and follow the prompts to overwrite your Papercut installation.

Run The PaperCut Installer

That’s it once it has finished installing it will restart Papercut and you can login and go to the about tab and check your Papercut Version.

Papercut Version

 

For more information on Papercut then please call Elmdale Maintenance on 01189821444