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    Going from Film to CTP

    We are about to take the jump from Film to CTP. We have Ryobi 3302 Two Color Presses. (12.5ish x 17.25 max image area) May be getting a true 4color down the line. Any feedback on new CTP systems & workflows would be great!! My boss wants to go with RamPage workflow because you can tie it into...
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    Indy CS2...changing links??

    Re: Indy CS2...changing links?? Thank Cory... Yes, I've done this. It's nice on the fly. But my fear is workflow issues on re-orders, if the newest V# is not updated and the wrong v# gets used. If our file folders are not well organized....I get real mad. I heard CS3 has what I'm asking...
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    Indy CS2...changing links??

    Anyone have an easy way to. Lets say you have a 24up BC layout on 11x17 right. The PDF file that was imposed was 5416_v1.pdf... Then the customer makes changes, and your new file is 5416_v2.pdf I want a way to globally change the link and it understand that all 24 cards / PDF files are the...
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    PDF Transparency/Layers

    Re: PDF Transparency/Layers BTW...Beware of Quack 7 files. We export eps out of Quack too. We had some issues the other week where the drop shadow was in the PDF (made from Quack). But, when pullend into Indy and printed. It dropped out. Export as EPS saved the day...
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    PDF Transparency/Layers

    Re: PDF Transparency/Layers Thomas is right... If you go to adobe's www. do a search for Trans. They have good reads. I have the same issues with Trans. with our Fiery Rip on a c500. as well as our HP Designjet 5500ps. Some rips cant handle complex stuff. (Come on "Adobe Print Engine") You can...
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    Pre Press vs. Press salaries

    Re: Pre Press vs. Press salaries Wow...glad to see our tax dollars (or NV) well spent. You prob. got full state bennys w/ retirement too. I guess the Cost of Living must be So high 'cause of the gambling?? Thats sad because most people have to work twice as hard for half the pay...
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    Ink Head clogging

    Re: Ink Head clogging Not that I'm an expert...just going by what the HP techs told me. Cory has said he turns his epson off at night. Just give it a shot...leave it on 24/7 see if it helps. Worth a shot.
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    Ink Head clogging

    Re: Ink Head clogging Well I say keep them on...
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    Dot gain?

    I need to get better control on dot gain. We guess to much... Is there a good read on avg. dot gain for sheetfed offset? What are most peoples avg. dot gain?? How I was show was to get film into cal. 30 reads 30, etc. Then for dot gain or prod. manager jacks the exp up from 7 to 9. This works...
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    Ink Head clogging

    Re: Ink Head clogging I must agree with leaving the printer on 24/7. We have and HP...might be a little different than the epson. But, the HP techs told us it's better to leave them on because the heads can purge to keep the heads clear. No issues here...but that could be the HP too. I've heard...
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    Transparency Issues?

    Had a file come in Q7 with drop shadow. You could see it in the PDF but when brought into Indy....I went away. Would not print...seems like some flattening issue? Saved out as EPS (postscript will not hold live trans., has to flatten) Then ran through distiller and was fine. Has anyone else...
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    DCS single file

    Re: DCS single file Do you have Indesign? Indy handles DCS files MUCH better than Quack. You can look at seps on screen and all.
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    Alternative to Pitstop?

    Re: Alternative to Pitstop? Adobe....please make "Acrobat PDF Edit" Then all would be well. Just a dream.
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    Indesign CS3 slow and memory hungry?

    Re: Indesign CS3 slow and memory hungry? do you have an intel mac?
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    Acrobat color to gray

    Re: Acrobat color to gray I'm not at work...but I think if you use acrobat convert colors. Gray 2.2. (Do not embed profile) Make sure you preserve "grays" and convert the rest. This should keep 100% K as 100% K.
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    Switching from PC to Mac

    Re: Switching from PC to Mac Open your old pagemaker files in Indy. You'll have some reformatting to do.
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    Switching from PC to Mac

    Re: Switching from PC to Mac Fonts...use Font Explorer on Mac.
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    Alternative to Pitstop?

    Re: Alternative to Pitstop? Okay....Pointy will prob. get on you about Illy pdf edit tool thing. Last resort, Illy can be used. It's a pain I agree. Again...just get pitstop. Stop the mess. Let me dream again... Adobe will buy pitstop or just combine the "on the fly tools needed" in the...
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    Alternative to Pitstop?

    Re: Alternative to Pitstop? Just get pitstop.... You want Pitstop...do you need something cheaper?? Just get pitstop...use it all day...Everyday. Or Illy...go get your fonts. Not as easy as pitstop for quick fixes in a PDF workflow.
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    Pre Press vs. Press salaries

    Re: Pre Press vs. Press salaries Prepress should and will in the future. Lot more stress and a lot more to juggle. So many files, things to look for, etc. etc. etc. etc. Issues to fix (glad most designers suck at press like thinking...keeps me a job) As far as school....hmmmm. Never liked...

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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