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Kodak Preps / Sending jdf's
July 08, 2022, 09:04:05 AM
So, all is going well with Preps and I have learned a lot in the last week, it's not as bad as I thought it would be. However, I am stumped on sending jdf files. In Dynastrip, there is a "jdf options" box where it will send the marks and the colorbars to the "marks" folder in Automation Engine (our rip). I cannot find that place in Preps 9.5 in the print dialog, so when I send the jdf to Automation Engine and then run a job using that template, only the image shows up, of course. Anyone know how to do this?
Kodak Preps / Preps updated contact info
June 24, 2022, 05:09:49 AM
If anyone needs to contact them for Preps or Prinergy, Angie has been a tremendous help and she is very responsive. Our process is moving right along.
Kodak Preps / color bars in the perfecting layout
June 22, 2022, 12:18:06 PM
I'm exploring Preps right now and it is going pretty good. One problem so far is when I choose "Perfecting" it puts the colorbars at the bottom of the sheet on the backs. I need it to stay on the top, as if I was running it Sheetwise. The pressman say if the colorbars print on the same side of the sheet for the front and back, it gives the scanner false readings from bleed through because the ink is still wet, unlike running regular sheetwise where the ink has time to dry. I beg to differ on that but if I can I will. Any way to do this in Preps?
Kodak Preps / Looking for new Impo software
June 08, 2022, 12:36:39 PM
First time here, I've looked in from time to time just to see whats going on in the print world. I've been using Dynastrip for 20 years now but all that is about to end since they are not updating for 64 bit on the mac, nor are they going to continue on the PC side of things. EOL is soon coming, I've always had the support agreement with them and it was sad to hear. I'm an old school stripper from the film days and Dynastrip is all I really know, and to me even with all of it's quirks, I can fly with it and it did anything I asked of it. I'm looking into Preps now, I have dabbled with it once before Dynastrip. Problem is, I have no idea of who to get in touch with and no one from Kodak seems to care. I've dealt with Kodak before, having used their Sword plates for a few years, but that is about it. I'd like to know if a vendor is out there I could contact. But I am open to anything that is a stable platform, and I think maybe my options are limited from the looks of it. I am currently trying Impostrip but it is not for me, I feel like I am going backwards with that software. We mainly just do general print stuff on sheetfed presses, and we perfect many jobs, we have a Komori 28 that prints 4/4 and a Komori 28, 5 color single sided press. A lot of books, brochures, pocket folders, ect. Nothing fancy. We have Esko Automation Engine in the front end and I do use .jdf files in Automation to make things faster when I can, so I'll need that. Otherwise, I just impose .pdf's using Dynastrip and go straight to plate. Any help would be welcomed.