KDK-PDL Converter

2 minute read Last updated on July 19, 2021

The KDK-PDL Converter process is an optional node that converts incoming PDF or Postscript files from Kodak KDK/KDE commands to Konica Minolta Production Print PDL and from Konica Minolta Production Print PDL to Kodak KDK/KDE.

To open the KDK-PDL Converter Node window, add a process node for KDK-PDL Converter and double-click on it.

KDK-PDL Converter Node

  • Check the Enabled box when there are multiple processes in a workflow. If unchecked, this process will be ignored. Documents will pass through as if the node was not present. Note that a disabled node will not check for logic or error conditions.

  • In the Node Name field, enter a meaningful name for the KDK Converter node.

  • In the Description field, enter a description for the KDK Converter node. Although this is not required, it can be helpful to distinguish multiple processes from each other. If the description is long, you can hover the mouse over the field to read its entire contents.

  • To convert to Kodak KDK, select the Convert from Konica Minolta PDL to Kodak KDK radio button.

  • To convert to Konica Minolta PDL, select the Convert from Kodak KDK to Konica Minolta PDL radio button. To perform this conversion, you must specify a target MFP to ensure that the correct Konica Minolta PDL is used during the conversion process. Choose the MFP from the Target MFP drop-down list. The default setting is “Generic Postscript,” which includes the maximum amount of conversion capabilities.

  • Select the Save button to keep your KDK Converter definition. You can also select the Help button to access online help and select the Cancel button to exit the window without saving any changes.

Note: Due to differences between the Kodak Digimaster and Konica Minolta Production Print MFPs, there could be printer commands that are not compatible between the two MFPs. In this case, the best possible alternative command will be used. If there is no alternative, the file(s) will go out on error. For this reason, you should always include an error path with a workflow that contains KDK nodes.