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    I'm having a problem with a placed DCS file in Qx. trying to make a PDF, it says theres a problem with deviceN and just goes away in my PDF.
    Anyone know how to get a PDF with a DCS file?

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    Re: DCS single file

    I'd never tried it..... never had any need. I just did it though, using Qx 6.5... had no problem. Unfortunately I don't have a real answer for you (there are far too many potential factors for me to even venture a guess).... I was just curious if I could do it myself.

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    • #3
      Re: DCS single file

      Do you have Indesign?
      Indy handles DCS files MUCH better than Quack.

      You can look at seps on screen and all.

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      • #4
        Re: DCS single file

        I usually make PDF from Quark (6.0) via postscript (Quark > PS > Distiller > PDF). Quark and PDF are not friends.

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        • #5
          Re: DCS single file

          DCS Merger from Impresse
          Matt Beals
          The views expressed here are my own personal views and are not those of my employer.

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          • #6
            Re: DCS single file

            huck,

            Quark and composite workflow (composite PDF) and DCS does not work that I have seen. So you must be outputting a separated postscript from Quark, which distills to a separated PDF. Either that or you're not using DCS, or you're getting lores in your composite PDF and not hires.

            Don

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            • #7
              Re: DCS single file

              Quark invented DCS (Desktop Color Separation) and they still haven't added the kind of support Adobe has for it.

              Quark can process a DCS file but will only include the high res data *IF* one of two things happen.
              1) You print separated PostScript

              OR

              2) You use DCS Merger from Impresse first on the DCS images and then print composite.

              I don't know if it will do it properly when going direct to PDF if you do not use DCS Merger.

              If you print composite and have not used DCS Merger then you will get a low res image where the DCS file is.
              Matt Beals
              The views expressed here are my own personal views and are not those of my employer.

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              • #8
                Re: DCS single file

                Other than the one other exception of saving as .psd and placing in Illustrator and saving as .eps and placing in Quark for composite output to PDF. View resulting PDF using Overprint Preview in Acrobat to make sure it's hires.

                Don

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                • #9
                  Re: DCS single file

                  What??

                  That's not a DCS file...

                  Absolutely! You should always view with overprint preview on in Acrobat.
                  Matt Beals
                  The views expressed here are my own personal views and are not those of my employer.

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                  • #10
                    Re: DCS single file

                    Didn't say it was a DCS file Matt. It is, however, an option that can be used to output an incoming DCS file to composite PDF and it be high resolution in the composite PDF. It's a workaround is what it is.

                    Don

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                    • #11
                      Re: DCS single file

                      If memory serves, I used to print ripped page DCS files in Quark to a presep-postscript and then rip it to a 2400dpi eps or J-peg with overprint on, then place the result back in Quark.

                      If the DCS was an image, I'd just open it in Photoshop and resave it as a composite.

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