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Create Faxable TIFF Images

You need to be able to open and print your original document in order to create a TIFF image. For example, to create a TIFF image from a PDF file, you would need to have Adobe Reader or another PDF viewer that has printing capabilities, installed on your computer.

TIFF Image Printer and Raster Image Printer can create  images  that can be used by fax software or a hardware fax board on your computer.

All fax related settings including fax profile, fax resolutions, and fax paper size are controlled through the profile.

Create Fax Format Files From ‘Fax TIFF’ Profile

TIFF Image Printer 12 and Raster Image Printer 12 uses Profiles, which are a group of settings, to create the output image you want. TIFF Image Printer comes with a few system profiles including: Color Optimized TIFF, Monochrome TIFF, Fax TIFF, and Serialized Color Optimized TIFF. Raster Image Printer comes with a few system profiles including: Color Optimized TIFF, Monochrome TIFF, Fax TIFF, Adobe PDF, Serialized Color Optimized TIFF, Non-Searchable PDF, and Color Optimized JPEG. To create faxable TIFF images, simply set the profile “Fax TIFF” as the default profile.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Launch the Dashboard.
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  1. Select “Manage Printer” open Printer Management.
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  1. Beside the printer name, use the drop box to set the default profile as “Fax TIFF”. This profile is configured to create serialized TIFF images at 204×196 dpi with a fax Profile F.
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  1. Select the Save icon to save changes.
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  1. Close Printer Management and Dashboard.
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  1. Open the document you want to convert into a TIFF image.
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  1. Select File – Print from your application, and select the printer name from the list of printers.
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  1. Print and then set the name and save location of your new faxable TIFF image.
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  • Navigate to the folder where you wish to store your TIFF image. Your Documents folder will be selected for you by default.
  • In the File name field, enter a name for your TIFF image. A default name for your image has been filled in based on the file name of the document you printed to TIFF Image Printer.
  • In the Save as type field, you can change the profile that will be applied to your TIFF image on the fly.
  • Click Save to create the TIFF image. The image will be created in the chosen folder with the name specified.

Create Fax Format Files From Custom Profile

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Launch the Dashboard.
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  1. Select “Edit & Create Profiles” to open Profile Manager.
  2. Select “Add a profile” to create a personal profile, or create a copy of one of our system profiles.
  3. Name the profile, add a description, and click Save.
  4. On the Fax Mode, enable Turn on fax mode creation.
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  1. Beside Use this fax profile, use the drop boxes to set your desired fax profile.
  • Profile F will create standard monochrome faxes.
  • Profile S will create simplified monochrome faxes.
  • Profile C will create color faxes.
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  1. Beside Create at this fax resolution, use the drop boxes to set your desired fax resolution.
  • If you are creating a monochrome fax, common fax resolutions are 200×200, 204×196 and 204×98.
  • If you are creating a color fax, a common fax resolution is 200×200.
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  1. Adjust any other fax related settings. See the Fax Mode tab in the Profile Manager section for more details.
  2. Click Save-Back, and close Profile Manager.

If you plan to use these settings regularly, you may wish to make this personal profile the default profile used by TIFF Image Printer.

  • Select “Manage Printers” to open Printer Management.
  • Select the printer you wish to edit and use the Profile drop box to select your desired default profile.
  • Select the Save icon to save changes.
  • Select the Home icon to return to the Dashboard.