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The Rest... / Re: XMPie layer visibility rules
December 01, 2023, 07:56:19 PM
You just blew my mind! I had an epiphony; whenever a customer makes a change to text, create a new layer with the change and keep the original text on a non-printing layer. That way, when they want to revert, you have it ready to go.
General Prepress / Re: Need a new
December 01, 2023, 11:37:54 AM
I still roll with an iMac (late 2011) at home and CS5.5 because that's the only machine at home with CS on it (that runs) for home projects and side/freelance work. I have 5.5 for Windows, but all my OS's are too new that it won't run or install on any of them.

My main Windows 10 is a quad 3.1ghz with 32gb RAM and 2 32" 1080 TV monitors. When I was working from home during Covid, it's what I used.

I'm still working on building a gaming rig that's got a quad 3.3ghz and 16gb RAM (only 2 slots on that board I think - it's in the shop) but it has a kick ass 3gb video card.
Adobe InDesign / Re: Weird text box
November 18, 2023, 10:27:39 PM
What David said.
The Rest... / Re: Excel stuff
November 14, 2023, 03:00:24 PM
Maybe Microshaft
CMS - Proofing - Printers / Re: Epson Tech in Kentucky
October 25, 2023, 06:07:05 PM
Quote from: Ear on October 25, 2023, 05:55:12 PMEpson tech? You should be able to purchase your own baseball bat and take care of it yourself. Wear eye protection.
Digital Printing / Re: Xante iQueue Black isn't Black
October 25, 2023, 05:45:45 PM
Waaaaaay back in '99 I had a Xante and it was shit - it never printed straight. Ever. Then in '05 I worked at J&M in Rocklin, and they said they had the best equipment ever, and they had that same fuckin' Xante. In reality, the only reason they had it was because it was a 1/4 sheet shop (SM52s) and it was the cheapest laser jet you could get that would do a bypass 13x19 for proofing. I fucking bitched and moaned about that thing until they got me two Epson 4000 series (one was uncoated and fingerprinted, and one was coated and fingerprinted - both done by Heidelberg). They still insisted on using the Xante. Basically, unless you calibrated before EVERY SINGLE PRINT, the goddamn thing skewed all jobs so they would NEVER back up on the light table. Plus, the fuser sucked, so the toner never stayed adhered to the paper.

Flash forward to 2017 and I had to deal with a Xante Impressia. Luckily, it was ONLY an envelope printer and it was actually almost acceptible, except it usually took about 15-20 envelopes to match color from a previous job, even if you archived it or saved (wrote down) the color settings. That, and it had these little star wheels (that you couldn't buy separately) that would wear down to the nubs about about 10k impressions, but they were part of the fuser assembly that you only replaced after 50k impressions. They could pop out, and it was only about 5 of the 20 on the assembly that would wear down, so I would pop off the others and save them. I took one to TAP plastics for them to scan and 3d print, but for some reason, TAP couldn't do it.

Fuck Xante.
Digital Printing / Re: Xante iQueue Black isn't Black
October 24, 2023, 09:36:34 PM
I never liked Xante

or iQueue
Kodak Systems / Re: Magnus 400 not connecting
October 23, 2023, 11:23:28 PM
IIRC, the second network controller should go to the Magnus while the first one goes to the outside world and LAN. The second network controller won't have an IP address that matches the rest of the LAN; it will be a different subset. For example, if all the machines on the LAN are 192.168.0.XXX, the 2nd card might be something like 10.10.10.XX, which would match the Magnus IP. If you open up command prompt and type, "arp -a," it will return a list of IP addresses on the LAN. The MAC address cannot be changed, and should be printed on a plate somewhere on the Magnus, so match up the MAC address to the list in the command prompt. Once you have the IP address, you can dial straight into the Magnus and make changes, provided the Magnus has a GUI.
Kodak Systems / Re: Magnus 400 not connecting
October 23, 2023, 02:11:38 PM
What's the IP address on the Magnus? Can you ping it?
CMS - Proofing - Printers / Re: Epson Tech in Kentucky
October 10, 2023, 10:51:57 PM
Maybe try Ray Morgan Company?
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Errant Object in Preview
September 12, 2023, 11:18:42 PM
Make them sign off on a physical proof and not a pdf.
Random Technology / Wyze and Google Nest Home
September 07, 2023, 01:14:55 PM
There's a cross promotion going on right now between Wyze and Google Nest Home. (There's also this). You can get a 7" Google Home smartscreen and an indoor/outdoor video surveilance camera for $79.99 (50% off). Google Home integrates with ADT and if you have Wyze it does that (and Arlo). I dropped Xfinity ($165/mo for 2gb cable internet, home phone and alarm/monitoring) to get Fidium ($69.99/mo for home phone and 2gb fibre-optic internet but no alarm) and I have 5 Arlo cams and 4 Wyze cams and Google Home monitors it all. I have Arlo cloud recording and Wyze SD recording and I programmed Home, Away and Night time modes with push alerts. If I'm Away from Home and something trips a camera, I get video immediately (and recorded) and I can 1-touch activate an alarm/call for help. 

I also have a Ring doorbell and motion floodlight, but Google Home doesn't integrate with Ring.
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Reducing pdf size
August 31, 2023, 12:47:07 PM
Quote from: pspdfppdfxhd on August 31, 2023, 12:31:55 PMThanks, slight reduction but still overweight.

Let's keep it to prepress. My weight gain is due to a change in medication, thank you.
Adobe Acrobat / Re: Acrobat looks like Win7 on Win10?
August 25, 2023, 01:42:15 PM
I know there's an issue with the order of plug-in installation. You can search this forum for that post, but you have to do Pitstop first, then Quite (or vice-versa - I really can't remember). I had Pitstop, PDFLib Blocks, Quite and FusionPro all installed in plug-ins, and there was a certain order you had to add them or it would go wonky.

[edit] Found it here: