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#1
Adobe Photoshop / Re: Clone Tool
May 24, 2024, 05:58:21 PM
Quote from: Tracy on May 22, 2024, 12:55:21 PM;D ;D ;D
omg I was just posting that my brush size was 5000px
sheesh!
Thanks David!

I did not see the round circle!!
That's such a noob error.  :wtf:

You're better than that, Trace.
#2
Kodak Systems / Re: Prinergy version 10.0
May 16, 2024, 12:16:34 PM
What's up with the Kodak notes on A4 paper? This is 'Merica, goddamnit! 8.5 x 11 please!
#3
Adobe InDesign / Re: jpeg pdfs
May 16, 2024, 12:13:14 PM
Quote from: Joe on May 16, 2024, 12:12:41 PMband.
I know.

I was just making a funny.
#4
Adobe InDesign / Re: jpeg pdfs
May 16, 2024, 12:12:11 PM
What's a bad?
#5
Adobe InDesign / Re: jpeg pdfs
May 16, 2024, 11:20:16 AM
As it turns out, I just did the simple save at reduced file size and printed a copy and it looked fine, albeit a little lighter. We have a saying around here: Close/Good enough for Government work.
#6
Kodak Systems / Re: Prinergy version 10.0
May 16, 2024, 10:09:13 AM
Quote from: born2print on May 16, 2024, 10:05:51 AMSounds like a challenge! Jesus is in the lead at 40 days...
That didn't work out too well for Him. Maybe we should rethink things.
#7
Kodak Systems / Re: Prinergy version 10.0
May 15, 2024, 03:39:07 PM
Quote from: born2print on May 15, 2024, 02:21:04 PMDaaaaaaayuuum!

And I noticed the pineapple in their logo, did you try "anything" else? :naughty:

I'm afraid I don't know what you're talking about  :hemp: :shhh:
#8
Kodak Systems / Re: Prinergy version 10.0
May 15, 2024, 02:04:47 PM
Talk about winning the lottery, today the California Beer Distributor's Association held an event for all State workers. Show them your badge to get admission.

Free tacos, beer and chips and salsa.

Yup. You heard that right - free tacos and beer! I had 4 tacos... one steak, one chicken, one BBQ pork and one vegetarian. They had onions and cilantro and guacamole and salsa and a variety of hot sauces. Catered by Chando's Tacos. I had a Brewery X Citra Loves Nelson IPA.

For reference, Chando competed on Food Network's Chopped show, so we're talking serious quality eats.
#9
Quote from: Joe on May 15, 2024, 09:43:56 AMWith Pitstop you would not need to remove the masks. Using the add bleed function for just vector items would be a one click solution for all pages. Or maybe two if you needed to run odd and even pages separately. It would depend on the content.

I would never trust the Acrobat Edit PDF function. Never trusted it.
I know your pain. When I was at Dome and used Prinergy, Prinergy NEVER saw any corrections done with the Edit PDF features, but Prinergy DID see corrections done with PitStop. However, at PIP (and here) we don't have a true RIP per se (CWS at PIP, Prisma here), so it does see the corrections.

Oddly, you can mess with page geometry on a PDF here and if you print directly to PrismaSync it will be fine, but if you impose it through PrismaPrepare, then the page geometry of the PDF comes into play; Sync ignores page geometry.
#10
The file was supplied as a PDF and it was 5.44" x 7.62" with no bleeds, and the client wanted it 8.5" x 11" with bleeds. I was able to enlarge it and fix the page geometry and add a bleed through PDF fixups (it was all vector art, solid color blocks and text - nothing raster) and stretch out certain pages with the edit PDF tool, but the masks were throwing me; you can't adjust the mask without PitStop in Acrobat.

I originally realized that I could cut and paste the color blocks and then send-to-back, but that would have required me doing that a few hundred times, as would have editing the item in Illustrator, so I was looking for a quick fix. I know I could have made a few Parent pages in InDesign and then done a multipage import of the PDF, but again, there were several hundred pages with different colors (left and right) that would have had to have been matched up (and some of them had a white knockout in different places to create pseudo tabs).

Eventually I realized the fix I employed, and it worked. I used the compare tool in Acrobat to check the text and make sure nothing moved or got mislayered. It checked out good, so I'm done.

I am getting quotes for PitStop, but even with I might have still had issues because I'm not sure you can automate mask removal on multiple pages.
#11
Quote from: Joe on May 14, 2024, 11:18:29 AMSounds dangerous. Check everything carefully.
duh!

It checked out just fine.
#12
Quote from: Joe on May 14, 2024, 10:22:09 AMDo a trial.
IT has everything locked down. I can barely download anything, and can't install anything without their permission. I can't even add a script to InDesign/Acrobat.
#13
Apparently, and this is weird, the pages were mystically linked together in sections somehow. I used the, "Edit PDF," tool, selected the masked area and right-clicked. Then I selected, "Remove Artifact," and the mask was removed... but it did it on all like pages, so I only had to edit about a half dozen pages to fix the whole document. Weird, right?
#14
Quote from: Joe on May 14, 2024, 09:33:59 AMYes...with Pitstop. But you want to just change the size of the mask instead of deleting it. Deleting the mask can cause other issues.

Also with Pitstop there are "add bleed" optiosn that will extend the mask if the bleed content is there. If it isn't there it will flip and mirror what is there to fill the void. Takes some practice using it though.
As of now, we do not have PitStop.
#15
I have a job I need to fix bleed on (392 pages) and the bleed is there in the file, but it's masked. I need to use a PDF Fixup to remove the masks, but can't figure it out. Is it even possible? The file originated in PDFium.