Tips & Tricks

Obtaining and Importing a UniPrint License to your UniPrint Bridge (License Server)

  1. Sign in to the UniPrint Web site
  2. In your License Profile, click Add a License. An e-mail with a unique serial number was sent when you purchased UniPrint
  3. Enter the Serial Number (from e-mail), Server Name and Server IP Address of the UniPrint Bridger that has the license server component installed
  4. Click Add License and a license key will be sent to the e-mail address used for signing in to the UniPrint Web site. The license key is sent as a .TXT attachment. Rename the text file to .REG and save it in a location that is accessible by the UniPrint Bridge (License Server)
  5. On the UniPrint Bridge, open the UniPrint Management Console
  6. Click Add License and then click ... to browse for the UniPrint license file (*.reg)
  7. Click the license file and then click Open
  8. Select the license file you want to add and then click Finish
  9. The license information will appear under the top banner

Optimizing the Printing Process Using the UniPrint Acrobat Plug-in

At times re-rendering a document that is already in PDF format may produce undesirable results such as replaced or missing fonts. In such cases, we recommend that the Adobe Plug-in be installed on the UniPrint Application Server. The Adobe Plug-in can be installed by running the UniPrint installer, and selecting Modify. From a PDF reader, users would then select Print to UniPrint from the File menu.


Ensuring Font Type Remains True During Rendering Process

All UniPrint print jobs are generated in compressed PDF format. During the conversion, the description of each font used in the original document is added to the PDF file. When the print job is sent to the printer, the printing process of either UniPrint Client or UniPrint Print Server will map the fonts used in the PDF file to the ones locally installed on the computer. If a font is not found, the process will substitute it with a locally installed font that has the closest resemblance based on the font description.

There are two ways to ensure the correct font is used when printing:

  1. Enable the appropriate font embedding options on the UniPrint Application Server component
    1. On the UniPrint Application Server, open the UniPrint Management Console
    2. Under Properties & Settings, click Printers.
    3. Click to select the UniPrint printer and then click Properties.
    4. Click the Advanced tab.
    5. From the Font embedding options list, select Full font embedding and then click Save.

    Install any non-standard font(s) used in the document on all workstations and/or print servers. In a thin-client or mixed thin and thick client environment, you can also enable font replication.

    1. On the UniPrint Print Server, open the UniPrint Management Console
    2. Under Properties & Settings, click Components
    3. Click to select Font replication plug-in and then click Properties.
    4. Click the Schedule tab and then select Enabled
    5. Enter a time for the UniPrint Print Server to replicate new fonts. The default time is 02:00 AM

Improving Image Quality In UniPrint Generated PDF Files

There a few ways to improve the quality of images in UniPrint PDF files:

  1. Enable the PostScript Emulation option on the UniPrint Application. This option is particularly useful when printing graphic or image intensive documents, such as Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
    1. On the UniPrint Application Server, open the UniPrint Management Console
    2. Under Properties & Settings, click Printers
    3. Click to select UniPrint and then click Properties
    4. Click the Advanced tab, select Postscript Emulation and then click Save
  2. Adjust resolution from the default value of 300 dpi to 600 or 1200 dpi on the UniPrint Server or UniPrint VDI machine.
    1. On the UniPrint Application Server, open the UniPrint Management Console
    2. Under Properties & Settings, click Printers
    3. Click to select UniPrint and then click Properties
    4. Click the General tab and then from the Resolution list, select the desired resolution
    5. Click Save