Standard Finishing


No announcement yet.

PDF export from Nexus 8.5.3

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • PDF export from Nexus 8.5.3

    I'm currently testing new workflows using 8.5.3. In one of them we're exporting a pdf/x-1a. The issue I'm having is in areas using drop shadows. The drop shadows are basically thinning out any lines (more so on hairlines) they fall on top of. The lines don't disappear, they just thin out and once the drop shadow has faded out they return to normal thickness. It reminds me of how older versions of nexus used to handle transparent drop shadows if the documents weren't built correctly.

    A bit about the our workflow.... pdf 1.4 exported from InDesign CS2, straight CMYK, dropped into a nexus hot folder. Prior workflows outputted a DCS which we're trying to steer away from... hence the need for this testing. The DCS never had this issue. Additionally, the prior workflows also spit out a PDF as well however, it wasn't flattened and didn't have this issue. Once I activated the flattener within the PDF export this started happening. I've played with the settings a bit to no avail. Anyone have any ideas what settings in the flattener could cause this? Am I better off flattening in Indy rather than letting Nexus' PDF flattener handle it?

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I've attached a screen shot in case it helps.....

4OverStandard FinishingDuploSmartsoft (Presswise)CanonKBATharsternAvanti

Presswise Article


Automated Order Status Tracking
In PressWise Workflow Solution

Presswise order status
Quick overview of the order status tracking feature on PressWise’s automated workflow solution

Link to Video

4OverStandard FinishingDuploCanonSmartsoft (Presswise)TharsternKBAAvantiUltimate

What's Going On


There are currently 5617 users online. 104 members and 5513 guests.

Most users ever online was 6,597 at 10:25 AM on 04-20-2018.