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ninjaPB_43:

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We are supposed to be getting a new 40 inch Heidy as well. It also has onboard colour management and scanning. However, it will require us to move the colour bars from the traditional tail end of the sheet to the front edge of the sheet. 80% of our printing is repeat jobs, so it looks like it will mean rebuilding every layout template for every job that is to be printed. PITA, but it does take any colour guesswork away from the press crews and should solve about 90% of our rejectable issues for colour or colour variation.

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Ok, from a color standpoint I see how the scanning would be extremely helpful on-press. Now my color-blind buddy (yes, really actually color blind) can go back to running a press. :rotf:

My mind originally went to scanning for missing elements or reflowed fonts, or wonky transparency issues, etc..   :cane:

andyfest:

--- Quote from: ninjaPB_43 link=msg=300313 date=1525787209 ---

--- Quote from: andyfest link=msg=300307 date=1525784438 ---
We are supposed to be getting a new 40 inch Heidy as well. It also has onboard colour management and scanning. However, it will require us to move the colour bars from the traditional tail end of the sheet to the front edge of the sheet. 80% of our printing is repeat jobs, so it looks like it will mean rebuilding every layout template for every job that is to be printed. PITA, but it does take any colour guesswork away from the press crews and should solve about 90% of our rejectable issues for colour or colour variation.

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Ok, from a color standpoint I see how the scanning would be extremely helpful on-press. Now my color-blind buddy (yes, really actually color blind) can go back to running a press. :rotf:

My mind originally went to scanning for missing elements or reflowed fonts, or wonky transparency issues, etc..   :cane:

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For that we have a Global Proofing system that was implemented about 2 years ago. We send QC a pdf of the client-supplied file + a pdf of our trapped input file and they are compared to both the imposed Epson proof and the printed sheet. The scanner/computer in the proofing system will check for any differences. It's helpful for missing text/elements, but also can detect blanket smashes and hickeys on the printed sheet from the press. That way the run can be stopped before it really gets going.

ninjaPB_43:

--- Quote from: andyfest link=msg=300317 date=1525790989 ---
For that we have a Global Proofing system that was implemented about 2 years ago. We send QC a pdf of the client-supplied file + a pdf of our trapped input file and they are compared to both the imposed Epson proof and the printed sheet. The scanner/computer in the proofing system will check for any differences. It's helpful for missing text/elements, but also can detect blanket smashes and hickeys on the printed sheet from the press. That way the run can be stopped before it really gets going.

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Nice. I guess it's been long enough out of production facilities for me to have fallen behind on technologies like this...  I'm glad to see they're being implemented. The waste was one of my biggest issues when I first got into printing. I always hated how much just went in the trash when a run went south..

G_Town:

--- Quote from: ninjaPB_43 link=msg=300303 date=1525727658 ---

--- Quote from: G_Town link=msg=300302 date=1525726723 ---

Mark this comes with a scanning system that scans the sheet and compares to a file from prepress.


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Awesome checkpoint - however - wouldn't it be better if the RIP would do this prior to plating and making it out to press?

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This is more for press defects like smashed blankets, hickeys etc....plates going to press are perfect  ;D

ninjaPB_43:

--- Quote from: G_Town link=msg=300320 date=1525792891 ---
Plates going to press are perfect  ;D

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You like tempting fate, huh?  :popcorn:

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