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    Why would a printer not want to receive a layered PDF?

    Would you mind letting me know how you handle the language versions - I realize this is slightly off-topic. We have tons of co-editions for our picture book titles, and coming up with an ideal workflow has always been a challenge. Due to scheduling demands, we are not able to have a single ID...
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    Why would a printer not want to receive a layered PDF?

    Hi, Joe. By "versioning" do you mean multiple languages sharing the same CMYK plates?
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    Why would a printer not want to receive a layered PDF?

    Absolutely. We would never force a printer to accept a file formatted in a way that they advise against. It is great to hear your take on this, as I imagine it's a similar stance to some of our printers overseas, but they just can't communicate it as well.
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    Why would a printer not want to receive a layered PDF?

    To clarify, when I referenced "printer" I wasn't referring to the actual printer or press. I was using the term in reference to the company. For example, Quad Graphics = the printer.
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    Why would a printer not want to receive a layered PDF?

    I would think it would be broader than operator level. I'm thinking it would be a company decision as to whether or not they accept layered PDFs. I would expect all operators to be following the same guidelines (should, at least). In regards to software, what would be some examples of software...
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    Why would a printer not want to receive a layered PDF?

    Hi. I work for a publisher and we use printers here in the States, as well are throughout Europe and the Far East. I often provide layered PDFs, especially for jackets/covers which have Spot UV, Foil, or Embossing/Debossing. For me, it's so much easier to send everything as a single PDF, and...
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    PitStop 2019 - New Object Selection tool

    Awesome!
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    In-House proofing recomendations

    Hi. We are toying with the idea of bringing proofing in-house. This would be for all of our fiction jackets and potentially for our picture book jackets/covers/interiors. In the US we are used to receiving either Fuji Final Proofs or Kodak Match Proofs, although all of our US print vendors...
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    Can I create a curve adjustment in Acrobat Pro DC?

    From my initial post: "I can easily do this with Pitstop"
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    Can I create a curve adjustment in Acrobat Pro DC?

    Please note, my last reply was not an attempt to bash print providers. Here's an example of a situation we often run into (with both U.S. and Far East print providers): Print provider X printed our hardcover jacketed edition. We hold the archive files for that edition, and those files are used...
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    Can I create a curve adjustment in Acrobat Pro DC?

    I haven't found that to be the case. We print all over the globe, and what I find is that vendors simply output what you give them. There is no compensation for lam, or differences in stock.
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    Can I create a curve adjustment in Acrobat Pro DC?

    Thanks, arossetti. I work at the publisher, not the printer. My goal is to provide the printer with a PDF that is ready to go.
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    Can I create a curve adjustment in Acrobat Pro DC?

    Here's my situation: When printing a paperback edition of a hardcover original, the paperback stock is more yellow than the hardcover jacket stock. Rather than individually color-correct each link, I would rather apply a curve to the paperback cover PDF to compensate for the stock. I can easily...
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    Looking for a company that does quality Quark to InDesign conversions

    Looking for someone that can handle Quark to InDesign conversions of backlist fiction and picture book titles. I see lots of companies that advertise this service but all they are doing is a basic Q2ID conversion, saving the file, and sending it back to you. I need someone that will re-establish...

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