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TITLE

   EnPrint

VERSION

   2.1

COMPANY

   Endicor Technologies, Inc.
   P.O. Box 29000 #355
   San Antonio, TX 78229-0999

   (Please note: this address will change within the next two months,
   but will remain valid for the next year. Please watch our Web site
   listed below for our new address, which has yet to be determined)

   (210) 650-4988 Phone
   (210) 650-0054 FAX
   (210) 650-4365 BBS

   info@endicor.com -- Information requests
   sales@endicor.com -- Orders

   WWW: http://www.crl.com/~endicor

AUTHOR

   Ty Sarna (tsarna@endicor.com)

DESCRIPTION

   This is a standard Amiga printer driver with an additional
   printing program for the Stylus Color inkjet printers from Epson,
   including the II, IIs, and Pro. The printer features resolutions
   from 180x180 dpi to 720x720 dpi, with optional MicroWeave printing
   (an Epson feature that uses overlapping passes to reduce banding),
   Optimized Black Mode (on the Stylus II model only), and Small Dot
   mode (for the II, IIs and Pro models). The driver also implements
   horizontal and vertical whitespace stripping, as well as Epson
   compression mode 2 ("TIFF v4.0 packbits mode") to minimize the amount
   of data that must be sent to the printer and improve printing speed.

   EnPrint 2.x is based on a totally new portable 24 bit printing
   engine developed by Endicor instead of the standard Amiga 12 bit
   printing engine. This allows advanced user-accessible controls for
   gamma, intensity range, color correction, a wide selection of
   dithering options, color-to-grey conversion formula, and much more.

   The preferences driver has been updated to use this engine,
   providing all of these capabilities to all applications. Also
   included is a printing program that uses the printing engine
   directly, providing full 24 bit printing capability even to users who
   do not have other software that supports 24 bit printing. The
   printing program also features reduced memory usage, allowing large,
   high-resolution prints even on systems with very little memory.
   Note that printing time depends greatly on the application used,
   processing speed of the computer, and amount of data in a given
   output.

FEATURES

   Built in calibration utility.

   User adjustable Time-Out control.

   Full 24 bit printing support.

   Completely user-controllable gamma and range adjustments for full
   control over brightness and contrast.

   Three modes of color correction: adjustable in terms of RGB, CMY,
   or Y in M/M in C. The latter produces the best results as it most
   closely models the inaccuracies of printing inks. These modes are
   also completely adjustable.

   In greyscale mode, complete user control over the color-to-grey
   conversion process, plus three convenient preset configurations for
   the NTSC, HDTV, and equal-parts formulas.

   In B&W (thresholding) mode, the threshold is fully adjustable
   over an 8-bit intensity range, rather than Preference's 4 bit range.

   Sixty Five dither modes. Sixty Two are matrix dithers (many
   sizes and varieties of ordered, halftone, bricks, diamonds, etc.,
   providing a lot of "special effect" options), plus Random Threshold
   and two Floyd-Steinberg algorithmic dithers.

   Flexible configuration scheme: The system works in terms of
   configurations. A configuration consists of settings for resolution,
   dither, mode (MicroWeave, Optimized Black, Small Dot, etc.), color
   correction, gamma, etc. The Preferences editor allows for seven
   configurations corresponding to the 7 density options. Thus any
   density can be chosen to be any configuration of resolution, mode,
   dither, and corrections that the user wants. Additional
   configurations can be loaded and saved . The printing program also
   keeps a separate configuration. Configurations are edited with a
   friendly GUI configuration editor.

   Preferences driver supports printing HAM-8 and 7/8 bit modes on
   AGA machines in all their glory, plus 12 bit single-CLUT style like
   FinalWriter(TM) and others use.

   Preferences driver is smart about the true paper dimensions. It
   should handle all of the standard paper sizes correctly, plus if
   given enough maneuvering room, it will truly center the image on the
   paper, rather than centering within the printable area like the
   previous version and other standard Workbench drivers.

   Context-sensitive online AmigaGuide help. All documentation can
   also be brought up from within the program itself.

   Printing Program: Allows users to load pictures in IFF format
   (supports HAM-8, EHB, 24 bit, even Dynamic-HAM and Dynamic-HiRes),
   operate on them (rotate/flip, invert, etc.), size and position them,
   and print them. Any picture (even 24 bit) can be printed on any
   Amiga. There is no conversion to HAM or HAM-8 to cause loss of
   quality -- it's 24 bit all the way through when using the printing
   program.

   The printing program also includes a module that can generate
   pictures in 10 different modes, as an alternative to loading IFFs.
   Modes include things like user-selectable solid colors, color
   gradients, two kinds of color bars, and a hue/saturation "wheel".
   These modes are useful for calibrating color correction,
   gamma/lo/high, and for examining the effect of different dithers
   over ranges of intensity/color. An additional mode is a Workbench
   screen capture.

   There is support for output spooling and multiple print copies.

   A hard disk is required with a minimum space free of about 2
   meg. More is required for using the printing program on large
   pictures, and lots when using output buffering or multicopy support
   because it must store the complete printer output generated. This can
   be up to 20 megs a page at 720dpi full color, though the compression
   usually keeps it to about 12-16 megs or so. Only enough storage for
   one page at a time is needed, however. Using this method, a minimum
   amount of RAM required at the expense of the higher disk space
   requirements.

UPDATES

   EnPrint 2.1 is a free update for registered owners of EnPrint v2.0
   or Epson Stylus Color Printer Driver version 1.2, 1.1 or 1.0.  You
   may get an upgrade in one of three ways:

     By email: Email to sales@endicor.com with your name and serial
     number and a request for an upgrade, and we'll email EnPrint
     2.0 back to you. Ask for details.

     From our BBS: We now offer product support on our BBS, The
     Flying Circus, at phone number +1-210-650-4365.  You will be
     asked for your product serial number when you first log on and
     then receive access to the support area after verification
     (usually within 24 hours).  Once you have access to the
     Endicor area you can download updates.

     Send us $4.00: If you wish to have a new 2.1 disk shipped to
     you, send a check for US$4 to our address above with a note
     requesting EnPrint 2.1 and include your serial number and
     address.  The $4 covers the cost of the disk plus shipping. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

   Workbench 2.04 or higher. (3.0 and later required for some
   features).

   Hard Disk Drive with Min 2 meg free (20 meg free recommended).

   An Epson Stylus Color series printer.

OTHER

   The driver takes advantage of Stylus Color features not present on
   older ESC-P2 printers, such as compression mode 2 (packbits). 
   Because of this it will not work on previous (800, 300, 1000, etc)
   Stylus printer models. 

LIST PRICE

   US$44.95 List Price

   Sales Tax:

     In San Antonio, Texas: 7.75% ($3.48)

     Elsewhere in Texas: 6.25% ($2.81)

     Outside Texas: Endicor does not collect sales tax for
     out-of-state purchases.

   Outside the US: see our Distributors list below.

   EnPrint is also availible through many national Amiga stores in the
   US, including Safe Harbor, Software Hut, etc.

SHIPPING AND PAYMENT METHODS

   In the US: US Mail, UPS Blue and Red
   Canada: Postal Mail, Global Priority Mail (3-5 Days)
   Outside US: Postal Mail, or see Distributors below.

   For a complete discussion of shipping methods and rates, please
   see our web page or email info@endicor.com.

   Payment: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, COD.
   There is an additional US$5 charge for COD.

   We can also offer electronic delivery for prepaid orders (check,
   money order, credit card or bank draft) in which case there is no
   shipping charge.  International orders may wish to use electronic
   delivery to save on shipping.  Please email us for details. 

   When ordering by mail or email please include: Name, shipping
   address, postal or email address, phone number, payment information,
   and method of delivery. If you include an Internet or FidoNet email
   address, we can use it to notify you of updates rather than using
   traditional mail.

DISTRIBUTORS

   Dealers in North American may order the product direct from us or
   through MicroPace distributors.

   Individuals and dealers in Europe can order through our European
   distributor:

     Eyetech Group Ltd.
     The Old Bank
     12 West Green
     Stokesley
     North Yorks
     TS9 5BB  UK

     Direct line Phone:   +44 (0) 1642 713 185
     FAX:   +44 (0) 1642 713 634
     email: eyetech@cix.compulink.co.uk

   Individuals and dealers in New Zealand can order through our New
   Zealand distributor:

     Perrytech
     54 Glasgow Street
     Wanganui
     New Zealand

     Phone/FAX:  (06) 343-2699
     email: BRIAN@ptech.wanganui.gen.nz

DISTRIBUTABILITY

   Copyright (c) 1994-96 Endicor Technologies, Inc.  All Rights
   Reserved.  EnPrint(TM) is a trademark of Endicor Technologies, Inc. 

   Epson is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
   Stylus is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.

   AmigaGuide, AmigaGuide.info,  amigaguide.library (c)
   Copyright 1991-93 Commodore-Amiga, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
   Reproduced and distributed under license from Commodore.

   Other brand and product names may be trademarks or registered
   trademarks of their respective companies.

   This is commercial software.