To get to the printer management page, click the settings button from the DFE main page.

That will bring you to the Duraflex engine controls. 

 You will see Printer Status on the left.    The second column has global print settings that effect every print job.

There are test prints you can send to the printer and maintenance you can perform on the printer. 

We'll go over these in detail below.

When you first open the Duraflex engine controls window it will look like this:

Print Settings

Pause after every job will cause the RIP to pause after the last page of every job and require the user to release the next job with a manual click on the main page of the DFE. 

This may be useful if your workflow requires frequent paper changes.

Mid Job Servicing turns on or off the Duraflex mid job servicing feature.  Please see your printer manual for more detail.

Test Prints.  Printer manufacturers may add jobs they wish to create as a test print (for quality or positioning tests for example) via the Navigator Server "Import Files" menu. 

Printhead Cleaning.  You can choose from three levels of printhead cleaning here.  They take increasing levels of ink and time.  Start with Light if you are not sure what to do.


There are several advanced engine controls hidden behind a lock with a password.  This is to prevent inadvertent clicking of maintenance functions that may take considerable time. 

To unlock these functions, click the lock as seen below.

  UPDATE JULY 2022: 

New feature added to support plastic "system bring-up" fake printheads.  This dialog now looks like this:

Details on the "bring-up" plastic printheads follows below.

A password dialog will come up.

Consult your printer supplier for this password.  The default password in our development builds is "xitron".  Your printer manufacturer may have their own password.  Once the password is accepted you will see the screen below.

The functions may be self - explanatory but please consult your printer manual for more detail on what to expect from these functions.  

Currently, these functions are:

Replace Wiper



Cap Printhead

Lower Printhead

Raise Printhead

Circulate Ink  (used during initial system installation if using plastic printheads)

Drain Ink   (used during initial system installation if using plastic printheads)

Development versions of the Duraflex system

In development versions some of the engine control was external, in the spooler application.  

We don't consider it a general user interface.  These controls are available in the DFE itself.  However, you may find this useful in some cases.

 For reference, it looks like this:

You get to it from the spooler window, by pressing the Press Control button.

The spooler is occasionally useful if you want to see more information about what the job is doing or if you want to look at the logs.  You can also set the spooler buffer and do other configuration from behind the Configure button.