B4400, B4400L/B4600, B4600L User’s Guide –
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OVERLAYS AND MACROS (WINDOWS ONLY)
WHAT ARE OVERLAYS AND MACROS?
If you would like to print on special stationery, such as forms and
letterhead, but do not want to use pre-printed stationery, you
can create your own using these advanced features.
You can use PostScript overlays to generate all your special
stationery and store it in the printer for use whenever you need
it. If you have chosen to install the PCL driver, macros perform a
You can create several overlays or macros, and combine them in
any way you like to produce a variety of forms and other special
stationery. Each image can be printed on just the first page of a
document, on all pages, on alternate pages, or just the pages
that you specify.
CREATING POSTSCRIPT OVERLAYS
Three steps are required to create an overlay:
1.Create the form data using your own application software
and print it to a printer (.PRN) file.
2.Use the Storage Device Manager utility software supplied
on CD with your printer to create a “project file,” import
the.PRN file(s), and download the generated filter (.HST)
file to the printer. The project file will contain one or more
overlay images which are functionally related, such as the
cover page and the continuation page images for business
3.Use downloaded files to define your overlays ready for use
when printing your documents.
When printing overlay files to disk, do not select any special
features, such as two-sided printing or multiple copies. These are
not appropriate to overlays, they apply only to your final
PostScript overlays are not available for Windows 95/98/Me.
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