Recent content by Dov Isaacs

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    PageMaker PMD to PDF

    Mazel Tov! :D
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    LiveCycle workaround for Mac?

    LiveCycle Designer is no longer available from Adobe, even on Windows. - Dov
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    PageMaker PMD to PDF

    Let me reinforce the urgency of converting those old PageMaker files now. CS6 is no longer available from Adobe. CS6 will not install and/or run under the latest MacOS version and is somewhat dicey under Windows 10. And I don't know of any standalone PageMaker to InDesign (or to anything else)...
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    PageMaker PMD to PDF

    No, there is no built-in driver in Windows 7 that is going to properly create PostScript from your applications to create PDF via an ancient version of Distiller that might remain on your system. And no, using a physical printer driver and associated PPD to create PostScript will normally not...
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    PNG file displays artifacts on printer's website

    It's fuzzy because you are printing a 300dpi raster image on a device that is at least 600dpi and image interpolation will yield either fuzziness or step-casing. And if the printer is further converting your .png to JPEG, for example, expect image artifacts as well. - Dov
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    PNG file displays artifacts on printer's website

    A printer that will only accept 300dpi raster files for covers and no PDF? That makes no sense whatsoever and is certainly not acceptable workflow much less best practice. Of course 300dpi text is going to look fuzzy wuzzy! Best advise is to find a new printer with workflows matching the...
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    HELP with a print problem!!!

    If I had a dime for every time I've heard “but it looks great on the screen” I'd be quite rich by now … :confused: - Dov
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    Esko Products and Apple Catalina Support

    Since you brought up Adobe … I'll repeat what I've said numerous times in many threads on this and other forums. There is vey little that either Adobe or any other vendor can do with regards to this update / upgrade issue. If you buy a new computer, especially a Mac, you are pretty much forced...
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    Rip from Adobe suite or the CTP rip?

    Creating PDF from InDesign via creation of PostScript and distilling into PDF is anything but best practice given that the resultant PDF files (1) are not color managed and (2) have all transparency flattened which is fairly device-dependent and can not only leave flattening artifacts but also...
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    Rip from Adobe suite or the CTP rip?

    To repeat, there is no trapping feature in InDesign for exported PDF. If you are seeing something that “looks like” trapping, it is the result of manual overprinting applied in the design itself. - Dov
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    Rip from Adobe suite or the CTP rip?

    If you create PDF from InDesign using the standard method of PDF creation File=>Export => Adobe PDF (print) as opposed to creating PostScript and distilling that into PDF, there is no way of automatically creating traps in InDesign. Trapping from InDesign is a legacy PostScript workflow feature...
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    Faster View in Acrobat

    Let me clarify. When you save an Illustrator file as PDF with the Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities option, you are creating a single file with effectively two copies of your Illustrator artwork. The first is the PDF content that you see in Acrobat and that is actually placed in...
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    Faster View in Acrobat

    You actually are not really placing Illustrator into InDesign. You are placing the PDF aspect of a .AI file into InDesign. InDesign has no “smarts” for interpreting Illustrator's private data within a PDF file. The problem is that if you edit a PDF file in Acrobat that has that Illustrator...
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    Faster View in Acrobat

    That would definitely affect the size of PDF files saved from Illustrator (I would strongly discourage placing Illustrator files themselves into InDesign) although the following is true: (1) When PDF is placed into InDesign, any and all of the Illustrator source “Pieceinfo” data in such PDF is...
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    Faster View in Acrobat

    There is no particular preference in Acrobat or InDesign that will necessarily make any difference in terms of performance. You indicate that the InDesign documents have “a bajillion illustrator points in them.” I assume from that comment that the InDesign document has a tremendous number of...

Automatically Autonomous Automation

Automatically Autonomous Automation
Although the autonomous car is not quite ready, a lights out print operation is something you can do right now if you have a comprehensive Print MIS (Management Information System). The advantages can put money on your bottom line. So what’s your next step? Link to Article

 
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