Non-printing background (Pitstop)

Nkazy

Member
I know you can add a background with Pitstop actions, but can it be non-printing? I'd like to use this to simulate color of the stock in a PDF proof.

Thanks
Nick
 

prepressdork

Well-known member
I...believe...Pitstop offers layer functionality so you might be able to add a layer, assign the object to a layer, and set the layer to non-printing. Look at the stock collection of actions that come with Pitstop and look for the Layers category.

pd
 
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prepressdork

Well-known member
I had a minute so I went back and tinkered with this and I think I got it to work. Here are the Action List commands:

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Add background
Select last added objects
Assign objects to layer with name
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Select layers by name
Change layer print state

Cheers,
pd
 

Nkazy

Member
I had a minute so I went back and tinkered with this and I think I got it to work. Here are the Action List commands:

Select all
Add background
Select last added objects
Assign objects to layer with name
Select all
Select layers by name
Change layer print state

Cheers,
pd
Thanks, I'll give it I try.
 

Nkazy

Member
So close, I got it to work going to a laser printer, but when the pdf goes through my rip (PRISMAproduction), the layer prints (even thou PrintState : OFF). So my guess is that Pitstop's background and Acrobat's background are two different things. When I add a background using Acrobat and turn off "show when print" it goes through the rip just fine (without a background). When I have a color on a layer with the printstate set to OFF, it prints the layer.


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prepressdork

Well-known member
Does Prisma support running Pitstop Action Lists within itself? If so, could you add an Action List that removes the layer by name before it's ripped?

pd
 

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