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  1. Gregg

    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...
  2. Gregg

    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?
  3. Gregg

    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.
  4. Gregg

    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.
  5. Gregg

    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...
  6. Gregg

    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...
  7. Gregg

    PitStop 2019 - New Object Selection tool

    Awesome!
  8. Gregg

    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...
  9. Gregg

    Can I create a curve adjustment in Acrobat Pro DC?

    From my initial post: "I can easily do this with Pitstop"
  10. Gregg

    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...
  11. Gregg

    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.
  12. Gregg

    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.
  13. Gregg

    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...
  14. Gregg

    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...
  15. Gregg

    Who is still using Acrobat Distiller?

    Still use it. Mainly if I need a PDF of a specific plate (specifically a text black plate) for co-edition printing.
  16. Gregg

    Converting 16-bit to 8-bit for printing - yes?

    Thanks guys. I guess a better question would have been: is there is noticeable improvement in quality when printing a 16 bit image vs printing 8-bit image? Seems that the answer in No. I direct illustrators to provide 8-bit images, but often times they supply them in 16-bit. They must be...
  17. Gregg

    Converting 16-bit to 8-bit for printing - yes?

    I am still correct in thinking that printers will convert 16-bit images to 8-bit before going to press? This would be for CMYK offset printing.
  18. Gregg

    The case against the EPS file.

    Got it! Thanks, All.
  19. Gregg

    The case against the EPS file.

    DCurry, we could just tell the printer to swap the inks, and we have for certain projects, but this title also required us to have the neons as part of text, etc. so I felt it was best to set it-up this way. Macmann, Spot Color is checked. This is a bit unique as it's not a CMYK file with spot...

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