Recent content by ZacGil

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    Amberlith/Rubylith in Plateroom

    Gotcha, they are the N-200 Thermal plate
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    Amberlith/Rubylith in Plateroom

    Hi All, I was wondering how many of you have Amber/Ruby lighting in your platerooms? We haven't used them but now just switched over. We are using Anocoil plates that still need to be processed. How needed is UV cutting light in the plateroom? Thanks!
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    Moire pattern on final product

    The VPS files are RIPd at 90lpi. We go to plate at 150. I've just looked at the 150 VPS and didn't see anything that would have tipped me off on their either. I've looked at the separations as well. As for the screen angles, would it be possible for us to let them know what angles we use and...
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    Moire pattern on final product

    Awesome, thanks for all the help!
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    Moire pattern on final product

    Ahh I see. I'll definitely let them know about the DPI potential issue. But I think you may be right about it not being 100% in those areas. I've attached a screenshot of the same image, just much more zoomed in. Both of these, tree and pants, produced an obvious pattern, just slightly...
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    Moire pattern on final product

    Awesome, thanks for the information. I do have one question. What do you mean "if the area is not 100%"?
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    Moire pattern on final product

    Hi All, I've encountered a problem with a Moire pattern showing up on a product. It's a comic book that was designed using half-tone dots throughout the publication. It's a compilation of designers so only a specific artist's section turned into an obvious almost checkerboard moire pattern...
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    Introduce yourself!

    Hi All, This is Zac, and I've been in the Print Industry for a whole 6 months. Graduated in December with a BS in Graphic Arts and now I'm doing prepress for a small/medium size publication printer. With little onsite training I've been able to teach myself a lot through these forums and...
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    EFI Fiery XF Version 4 - Error - Job writing was not finished correctly

    Hi All, I'm having problems sending my Imposed files through the EFI RIP to our Epson 9900. All of the sudden(right around the time version 6 came out....), EFI Fiery has only been able to process one form at a time. So I'm having to wait til one is already printing to send the next file...
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    After Refining PDF in Prinergy file goes from 90mb to 900mb - Why???

    I've had this happen a couple times where a customer sends in a fairly small file, however after it goes through the Refine process(Trapping, Color Matching, Optimizing, etc) it adds a TON of size. While I know that this process is adding info to the file, why is it adding so much? I'm having...
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    Prepress Seminars/Conventions/Expos: What's worth my time?

    Thanks for the responses! We are currently in the process of getting a new workflow, so I'm sure once we do, it will come with some hands-on training. I've been looking into the G7 Professional certification. Has anyone heard much about this? Color theory can be quite elusive and I've been...
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    Prepress Seminars/Conventions/Expos: What's worth my time?

    Hi All, I'm new to prepress and the printing industry in general. I have a working knowledge of what's going on but am always interested in finding avenues to learn more. What are your thoughts and/or experiences on specific printing seminars/conventions/expos? Are there certain ones that are...
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    Safe to visit Bangkok?

    Bangkok is just as safe as it is here in the US. As long as you are not constantly paranoid or worried, you'll have a great time. I have some family over there now and I was there back in January. It's a lot more talk than anything else.
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    Small Webpress company needs a system upgrade. Workflow, Impo, RIP - Everything!

    We are currently looking to uprade our systems and bring in some automation to our workflow. We run primarily magazines/newspapers, with some flatwork(maps), digests, brochures. Most of these are inbetween 16-72 pages with a few exceptions of large 180 page jobs. We are on the smaller side...

What's In Your Warehouse

What's In Your Warehouse? Are You Sure?
In an average week you process what, 50 jobs?100? 150? 200? Let’s say about half of each job hits the mail or goes out to the customer. The rest goes to shelves in your warehouse so it’s ready when the client needs it. Juggling all this—and making money from it— requires Link to Article