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    Fastest way to add bleeds to a supplied PDF file.

    Simply paste the code into the forum using the </> button:
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    Renaming a PDF page label with information on the page... Then extracting the page with that label for the name

    Attached is a .zip archive of various Acrobat Pro Action Wizard .sequ files for splitting files.
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    Renaming a PDF page label with information on the page... Then extracting the page with that label for the name

    As I had to remove the code from my blog to stop Google taking the site down, here are the two scripts: var CSV = function(data) { var _data = data.split('\r'); for(var i in _data) { if(_data[i].length > 0) { console.println(i + ' ' + _data[i]); _data[i] =...
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    Renaming a PDF page label with information on the page... Then extracting the page with that label for the name

    A bit late to the party, however, the following may be useful: Splitting PDF Files to Variable File Names Splitting PDF File Names from a .CSV Source
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    Epson Surecolor P proofer vs HPz9 printer for print proofs

    I know that CGS ORIS Color Tuner can do progressive proofs. Do you certify your proofs? Always check that the RIP supports the printer model that you are considering, this isn't always a given and different RIPs may support more or less features for a given printer. Consider the inkset, if you...
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    Any way to know what clicks we did last month?

    If you have a print management system, it should be pretty easy to run a report for this for a given time frame (at least that is my expectation from the Accura Print MIS).
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    What volume discounts do you use for digital?

    Do you know your costs? Do you know what the market rates are? Where do you sit in the market, being a "county in-plant" and how does this potentially change things?
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    Why do they reject sRGB???

    In many cases they don't want to be held responsible for gamut mapping, forcing this back to the supplier of the file so that they are aware of and are responsible for any saturation and or hue shifts. Edit: Forgot to mention, it is rare in my experience that a digital press is set up as a...
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    Task Management software

    Other options that seems popular: pricing and plans Trello Pricing However, I'm skeptical if any sofware will allow "my day go as planned rather than being interrupted".
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    Total Area Coverage (TAC) Issue

    While on the topic... Finding the ICC profiles that...
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    New Job Title for Prepress/Wide Format/Digital Press operators

    I guess it depends on how dry the turd is! EDIT: Mythbusters Polishing a Turd - YouTube It appears that I was thinking about it the wrong way! Stephen Marsh
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    New Job Title for Prepress/Wide Format/Digital Press operators

    It was pointed out on the B4Print forum that it is not really possible to polish a turd, however it is possible to roll it in glitter! Seriously though, at one point in time there was a push to change the title to Premedia. Stephen Marsh
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    Mac files won't work in hot folder

    I remember back on the classic Mac OS we'd use Fetch to FTP files to avoid platform related transfer issues with other protocols. Ah, the good old spinning dogcow used to make me smile! Stephen Marsh
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    B2C W2P Solution Questions (Pressero?)

    There are other models out there, such as live bi-directional integration between the MIS and Web to Print developed by a single vendor – with an optional fully integrated API to Aleyant eDocBuilder, which is the “back end” used in Pressero to create PDF artwork. (disclosure, I work in...
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    Line&Strokes as PDF 5/1.4 from Latest Illustrator, become PathsWithFill

    I can’t reproduce with Illustator CC2018 and Illustrator CS6... A stroked path is retained. So perhaps something with CC2019? Stephen Marsh
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    Pitstop kerning issues

    AFAIK PitStop has no options for “fine” typographic control… Short of splitting the text line/word into individual characters and nudging them into place. Stephen Marsh
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    Diffusion Dither verses FM Screen

    You will really need to get the gain/TVI correct if doing this in Photoshop, lightening the shadows more so than the highlights. I’d go with a proper first or second order RIP algorithm over Photoshop if given the choice. Stephen Marsh
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    Looking for freeware to compare dE between two spot colors

    Although not free ($499), the following may be worth a look (previously developed by Tucanna): X-Rite i1Profiler software is “free” to create and measure charts, even a minimal single or two patch spot chart (it replaces the old ColorPort for...
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    from tif separations to pdf composite

    Kodak TAP - TIFF Assembler Plus can do this from TIFF/LEN files via a hotfolder and or attempt to descreen to create a contone composite image and do many other things… It comes as standard with Flexcel NX, however I believe that it also be purchased separately however it would be pricey and an...
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    MIS Recommendation?

    I’ll start the vendor frenzy! Stephen Marsh

Koenig & Bauer Video

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Modern offset press performance comes with several nuances.
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