Customer stealing eProof files

Simon Ivarsson

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I don't know what keeps happening to my comments but they keep disappearing. So I'm sorry if this shows up twice. Can anyone explain why you convert to RGB before proofing? I always rasterize a proof but I've never bothered with converting to RGB first. Is it just for online viewability?
If you convert the job to an RGB image a Visual representation of the job is created, but none of the prepress work you have done is there. or in short, you create a "picture" of the job
 

almaink

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If I think the customer might take the proof and run, I send a screen shot from my Mac. It's an easy raster to make and small enough to email.
 

slush11

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If pre-press was that easy there wouldn't be any need for operators..
I get that, I'm just saying obviously rasterizing is a given, but converting to RGB seems redundant and an unnecessary step. Obviously the other printer won't be able to work with the raster image, and let's say even if they could, converting a raster image to CMYK is pretty easy. I've worked in design and in pre-press and I have to convert a ton of supplied art. It's normally just a quick click of a button. I guess I just feel like I'm missing something here.
 

gig0

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I get that, I'm just saying obviously rasterizing is a given, but converting to RGB seems redundant and an unnecessary step. Obviously the other printer won't be able to work with the raster image, and let's say even if they could, converting a raster image to CMYK is pretty easy. I've worked in design and in pre-press and I have to convert a ton of supplied art. It's normally just a quick click of a button. I guess I just feel like I'm missing something here.

It won't be easy to convert if it's a spot color job. Also, 3 channels as opposed to 4 (or more) channels means less data and results in a smaller file size.
 

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