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INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION MANUAL

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FRONTIER WORKFLOW
MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Template Creation Tool (ICB Tool) for
Express Variety Print Software (MS21)

Basic Software (MS01) Ver.3.1 or later

First Edition
Ref.No. PP3-B1377E

INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Express Variety Print Software (MS21).
This Instruction Manual contains installation and operating instructions for the template creation tool (ICB tool) for the
Express Variety Print Software (MS21).

To ensure proper use and optimum performance of the software, read this manual thoroughly.
This manual should be kept in a fixed place near the machine so that it can be referred to at any time a point needs
to be clarified.
1.

Copying or reprinting of a part of entire manual without permission is strictly prohibited.

2.

The contents of this manual may be revised without notice.

CONTENTS
1

What is ICB tool?............................................................................................................................. 4

Installation Instructions .................................................................................................................... 5

Uninstallation Instructions ............................................................................................................... 8

User Interface Details...................................................................................................................... 9


4.1

Application Window .........................................................................................................................................................9

4.2

Print size setting Window / Add print size Dialog Box.................................................................................................11

4.3

About ICB tool Dialog Box.............................................................................................................................................12

Creating Templates........................................................................................................................13

Basic Operations ...........................................................................................................................14


6.1

Starting the ICB Tool.......................................................................................................................................................14

6.2

Closing the ICB Tool.......................................................................................................................................................15

6.3

Adding Print Sizes..........................................................................................................................................................16

6.4

Deleting Print Sizes........................................................................................................................................................17

6.5

Creating Templates........................................................................................................................................................18

ICB Print sizes, Image sizes, and MS01 Product's Paper sizes ...................................................................20
7.1

Default ICBs Print sizes versus Image sizes and MS01 Products Paper sizes...................................................................................20

7.2

Converting from ICBs Print sizes to Image sizes / MS01 Paper sizes. And vice versa .........................................21

Messages and Actions..................................................................................................................23

What is ICB tool?

The ICB tool enables you to convert your customers digital files into template files in the format that can be used in the
Express Variety Print Software (EVP).
Supported input file formats include:
1) BMP format images*
2) PNG format images*
*These files are limited to a 200-color index format.

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1

Installation Instructions

Insert the Express Variety Print Software (MS21)


Installation CD into the MS01 Servers CD-ROM
drive.

Navigate to the CD-ROM drives ICBtool directory,


and double-click the directory.

The ICBtool directory opens.

Double-click the file named Setup.exe.

The ICB tool installer launches.

Click the Next> button.


The Choose Install Location screen opens.

Click the Install button.


* The Destination Folder can be changed, if
necessary, by using the Browse button.

Installation begins and finishes.


When installation has completed, the Completing
the ICB tool screen opens.

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Leave the Run ICB tool 1.0 check box selected if
you want it to automatically launch once
installation completes.

OR
Clear the check box if you do not want the
software to launch.

Click the Finish button to close the installer.

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1

Uninstallation Instructions

From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs


> ICB tool > Uninstall.

A confirmation dialog opens.

Click the Yes button.


An additional dialog box opens after uninstallation
has completed.

Click the OK button.

Uninstallation is complete.

User Interface Details

4.1

(1)

Application Window

(2)

(5)
(3)

(4)

(6)
(10)

(7)
(8)

(11)

(9)

(12)
(15)

(13)

(14)

(16)

No.
(1)

Item
File(F) menu

Description
The following options are available:
Displays the Print size setting window.
Closes the ICB tool.

(2)

Help(H) menu

The option to open the About ICB tool window can be selected.

(3)

Image display area

The selected images are displayed by either of the following:

(4)

Specifying the files via the Browse button


Dragging and dropping the files

(5)

Unit selection radio buttons

One of the following units can be specified: 0.1mm/pixel/inch

(6)

Print size display area

Name of the print size corresponding to the selected image(s) is displayed.

(7)

Image information

Name, width, and height of the selected image(s) are displayed.

Browse buttons

The image(s) with which you want to create templates can be displayed and

(10)
(8)
(11)
(9)

selected.
Clear buttons

Clears the selected image(s).

(13)

Output folder path

The created template is output to the folder path specified in this field.

(14)

Template name

Name of the created template is displayed.

(15)

Convert button

Converts the image(s) into a template(s).

(16)

Close button

Closes the ICB tool.

(12)

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4.2

Print size setting Window / Add print size Dialog Box

(2)
(3)
(1)

(1)

(4)

(2)
(3)

(5)

(6)

(4)

(5)

Print size setting


No.

Item

Description

(1)

Print size list

List of the registered print sizes is displayed.

(2)

Add button

Displays the Add print size window.

(3)

Delete button

Deletes the selected print size.

(4)

Unit selection radio buttons

One of the following units can be specified:


0.1mm/Pixel/inch

(5)

Cancel button

Closes the window without saving the changes.

(6)

OK button

Saves the changes and closes the window.

Add print size


No.

Item

Description

(1)

Print size name

Name of the print size to be added is entered in this field.

(2)

Width (0.1mm)

Width of the print size to be added is entered in 0.1mm units in this field.

(3)

Height (0.1mm)

Height of the print size to be added is entered in 0.1mm units in this field.

(4)

Cancel button

Closes the window without saving the entries.

(5)

OK

Saves the entries and closes the window.

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4.3

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About ICB tool Dialog Box

Creating Templates

With the ICB tool, templates for the EVP (MS21) can be created from your customers image files.

Converting one image file

(1)

Converting two image files

(1)

A directory having the same name as that

Two directories having the same name as

of the file selected in the Image 1 pane is

that of the files selected in the Image 1 and

created in the directory specified in the

Image 2 panes, respectively, are created in

Output folder path field (labeled 1 above).

the folder specified in the Output folder

The template converted from the image file

path field (labeled 1 above). The templates

is stored in this directory.


* A landscape- or portrait-oriented template
that pairs up with the selected image is also
created.

converted from the image files are stored in


these two folders, respectively.
* A landscape- or portrait-oriented template
that pairs up with the selected image is also
created.

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6.1
1

Basic Operations
Starting the ICB Tool

From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs


> ICB tool > ICB tool.

The ICB tool application window opens.

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6.2
1

Closing the ICB Tool

On the application window, the ICB tool can be


closed by:

1)

Select File > Close from the menu bar.

2)

Click the Close box button [X].

A warning dialog box opens.

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Click the Yes button to close the tool.

OR

If you dont want to close the tool, click the No


button.

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6.3
1

Adding Print Sizes

From the application window, select File > Print size


setting(S).

The Print size setting dialog box opens.

Click the Add button.

The Add print size dialog box opens.

Enter the following values:


Print size name: 10 or less characters
Width: in 0.1 mm units
Height: in 0.1 mm units

Then, click the OK button.

The Print size setting dialog returns to focus with


the added print size being included in the list.

Click the OK button.


The added print size is saved and the dialog box
closes.

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6.4
1

Deleting Print Sizes

From the application window, select File > Print size


setting(S).

The Print size setting dialog box opens.

From the list box, select the print size you want to
delete.

Click the Delete button.


A Warning dialog box opens asking if you are sure
that you want to delete the print size.

Click Yes.

The selected print size is deleted.

Click the OK button.


The dialog box closes, and focus returns to the ICB
tool window.

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6.5

Creating Templates

Templates cannot be created if no print size is registered in the Print size settings dialog box that matches the size of the
image to be converted into template. Therefore, prior to starting the template creation process, register the print size in
accordance with the instructions provided in the section 6.3 Adding Print Sizes.

On the application window, select an image you


want to convert into a template.
You can do this by clicking the Browse button.

The Select the image file dialog box opens.

Select an image, and click the Open button.

The selected image is displayed on the application


window along with its file information (File name,
Width, Height) in the Image 1 group box.
Note: Even if only one image is used, another
landscape- or portrait-oriented template
that pairs up with the image is also created.
In the Image 2 group box, if there is an image that
pairs up with the selected image, select it as well.

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(1)

(2)

To convert the image into a template, click the


Convert button.
When the conversion is successfully completed, an
Information dialog box appears.

Click OK.
NOTE: If no print size that matches the image to
be converted has been registered, an Error
dialog box opens.
Click the OK button to return to the
application window, and register an
additional print size that matches the
image.

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ICB Print sizes, Image sizes, and MS01 Product's Paper sizes
7.1

Default ICBs Print sizes versus Image sizes and MS01 Products Paper sizes

The following table shows the list of pre-registered ICB templates, the corresponding image sizes to be processed, and
the corresponding pre-registered MS01 products. Each line shows their suitable relation.
In case of using a pre-registered ICB template on the MS01 system, a paper size of MS01 product, a print size of
pre-registered ICB template, and an image size to be processed should fit together (*).

Name

MS01 Product

ICB Tool

Paper Size

Print size setting

Width
(mm)

Height
(mm)

Name

Image to be processed
Horizontal

Vertical

Width
(in 0.1 mm units)

Height
(in 0.1 mm units)

Width
(pixel)

Height
(pixel)

Width
(pixel)

Height
(pixel)

89C

89.0

127.0

3R

1270

890

1500

1051

1051

1500

102C

102.0

152.0

4R

1520

1020

1795

1205

1205

1795

5x7

127.0

178.0

5R

1780

1270

2102

1500

1500

2102

8x10

203.0

254.0

8R

2540

2030

3000

2398

2398

3000

* For an image to be processed, a margin section of 5 pixels is prepared. For each image shown on the table, from width value
- 5 pixels to width value + 5 pixels can be accommodated to the system. Similarly, from height 5 pixels to height + 5
pixels can be accommodated to the system.

Example) For the ICB template of 3R, as a horizontal image, the width ranges from 1495 to 1505 pixels, and the height
ranges from 1046 to 1056 pixels can be accommodated to the system.

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7.2

Converting from ICBs Print sizes to Image sizes / MS01


Paper sizes. And vice versa

If you want to process an image of unlisted size on the above table, then you have to convert the image size to a print size,
then you have to register a newly converted print size to ICB.
Following is the calculating formula to convert from an image size to a print size, and oppositely to convert from a print
size to a image size.
Refer to Section 5.3.Adding Print Sizes in this manual, to know how to register a new print size to ICB.
1)

Converting from an Image size to an ICB tools Print size setting


For given X and Y,
X is any Width (pixel), and Y is any Height (pixel) of an Image size.
For a horizontal image
Print size setting Width (in 0.1 mm units) = X / 300 x 254 (The result is rounded to zero decimal place)
Print size setting Height (in 0.1 mm units) = Y / 300 x 254 (The result is rounded to zero decimal place)
For a vertical image
Print size setting Width (in 0.1 mm units) = Y / 300 x 254 (The result is rounded to zero decimal place)
Print size setting Height (in 0.1 mm units) = X / 300 x 254 (The result is rounded to zero decimal place)
Note) All the images are registered in a horizontal style to the ICB tools Print size setting.

2)

Converting from an ICB tools Print size setting to a Paper size of MS01 Product
For given X and Y,
X is any Width (in 0.1 mm units), and Y is any Height (in 0.1 mm units) of ICB tools Print size.
To register as a Horizontal MS01 product
Paper Width (mm) = X / 10
Paper Height (mm) = Y / 10
To register as a Vertical MS01 product
Paper Width (mm) = Y / 10
Paper Height (mm) = X / 10

3)

Converting from a Paper size of MS01 Product to an ICB tools Print size setting
For given X and Y,
X is any Width (mm), and Y is a Height (mm) of MS01 Product Paper size.
For a Horizontal Product of MS01 product
Print size Width (in 0.1 mm units) = X * 10
Print size Height (in 0.1 mm units) = Y * 10

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For a Vertical Product of MS01


Print Size Width (in 0.1 mm units) = Y * 10
Print Size Height (in 0.1 mm units) = X * 10
Note) All the images are registered in a horizontal style to the ICB tools Print size setting.
4)

Converting from an ICB tools Print size setting to an Image size


For given X and Y,
X is any Width (in 0.1 mm units), and Y is a Height (in 0.1 mm units) of ICB tools Print Size setting
For a Horizontal image
Width (pixel) = X * 300 / 254 (The result is rounded to zero decimal place)
Height (pixel) = Y * 300 / 254 (The result is rounded to zero decimal place)
For a Vertical image
Width (pixel) = Y * 300 / 254 (The result is rounded to zero decimal place)
Height (pixel) = X * 300 / 254 (The result is rounded to zero decimal place)

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Messages and Actions

Errors and warnings generated by this tool are listed in the following table along with the causes and when they are
generated.

* I: Information, W: Warning. E: Error


Code

Type*
I
W

Message

Generated when

Process successfully completed.

When the processing is completed.

Change will not be saved. Discard change?

When the list on the Print size setting screen is


updated and then the Cancel button is clicked.

Do you want to close this tool?

When Close is selected in the menu or the


Close button is clicked.

"***" already exists. Do you want to overwrite

When the data destination folder (output folder +

it?

template name) already exists and the Convert


button is clicked.

1012

Failed to get information of image file.

When failed to get the file information.

1013

Size of Image1 and Image2 does not match.

When images having different print size aspect

Please check if the following conditions are

ratios are input.

met.
(Width of Image1) = (Height of Image2)
(Height of Image1) = (Width of Image2)
1014

1015

1016

1017,

Print size matching input image is not

When an image having the size that does not

registered.

match any of the registered print sizes is input.

Input image needs to be a bmp file or a png

When the format of the input file is other than

file.

bmp and png.

File can not be found. File may have been

When a file is deleted while the file selection

deleted.

dialog box is opened.

Error has occurred during image conversion.

When

1020-

an

error

occurred

during

image

processing.

1031
1040

Failed

to

obtain

print

size

data.

When printsizelist.xml does not exist.

"PrintSizeList.xml" not found.


1041

Exception has occurred during print size data

When printsizelist.xml could not be updated.

update.
1042

1043

Exception has occurred while obtaining print

When the information of printsizelist.xml could not

size data.

be obtained.

Input range needs to be set between 0 and 50.

When the tool is launched with the <RANGE>


tag value in icbtool.exe.config being set to a value
outside the range of 10-50.
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Code

Type*

1050

Message
"***" is not found. Please check folder path.

Generated when
When an invalid path is entered as the output
folder path.

1051

Width needs to be greater than height.

When the value entered as the height is greater


than the value entered as the width in the window
for adding print sizes.

1052

"" already exist, Please enter another name.

When addition of a print size having the same


name as one of the registered print sizes is
attempted.

1053

Restricted characters found in template name.

When the template name includes restricted


characters.

1054

Making output folder was failed. The path may

When a folder in a read-only drive is specified as

include a read-only folder.

the output destination and the Convert button is


clicked.

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