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Working with Font Explorer
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PrintIQ MIS Software
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Pitstop 2017
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Trimsize warning
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Acrobat excessive RAM usage
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Preps 7: making spot colours white on pdf output
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October 11, 2017, 10:55:17 AM


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Enfocus / Re: Enfocus announces PitStop 2017
Last post by abc -
Hi Frailer
If you have a license key then it's a perpetual, the subscription ones are kinda in the background, so you can't see them.
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Harlequin / Re: defining spot color screen angles
Last post by pspdfppdfxhd -
Well it isn't beyond a designer to use multiple spot colors in an object. I can tell you how to change them in Prinergy but that probably wouldn't help you.


We see that quite a bit on one 2 color publications we print...but luckily it's just a spot and black. The multi-ink swatch option lets you mix and color in the document together.
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Harlequin / Re: defining spot color screen angles
Last post by Joe -
Well it isn't beyond a designer to use multiple spot colors in an object. I can tell you how to change them in Prinergy but that probably wouldn't help you.
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Fonts / Re: Working with Font Explorer
Last post by DigiCorn -
We don't use ANY font management software anymore. Just the InDesign/Fonts folder. If we need something for Illy or PS, we temp drop it into the Users/Library/Fonts and then delete it when we're done.
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The Rest... / Re: PrintIQ MIS Software
Last post by DigiCorn -
We are using iQueue, but I think that's a different thing. This is a dedicated Xante front end.
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Harlequin / Re: defining spot color screen angles
Last post by pspdfppdfxhd -
Actually, upon secondary inspection of these 3 color jobs we do (labels for containers) there is only one spot color that has gradients and it traps into a solid spot color so it's not an issue anyway.

Never mind but thanks anyway!  :facepalm:  :old:
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Harlequin / Re: defining spot color screen angles
Last post by pspdfppdfxhd -
Hmmmmmm.... am I really that stupid? :facepalm:

These jobs have screens of spots which trap together but I guess that wouldn't really matter either if they are both 75 degrees.

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Harlequin / Re: defining spot color screen angles
Last post by Joe -
We have a Harlequin rip, V.10 that we recently added calibration curves for 3 different presses.

I'm at a loss to figure out how to define screen angles for spot colors. Well not totally, you can define a curve for: "other colors in job" and specify the screen angle, one screen angle for example 75 degrees which is okay for 2 color jobs, ie. black and a pms, but some jobs we run have say, 3 spots that need 3 different angles. They all come out at the same angle.

What I have been doing is using the ink manager in InDesign to map the spots to process. Like spot 1 (magenta), spot 2 (cyan) spot 3 (yellow). It works but I gotta figure there's an easier way to configure the rip.

We don't have the optional "edit spot colors" module at the rip and I am wondering if this is the missing component.

Any help appreciated.

Why do you need different screen angles? It shouldn't matter as long as they don't print over the top of another one which spots usually don't because once you mix two spots together it is no long the spot color you started with.
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Harlequin / defining spot color screen angles
Last post by pspdfppdfxhd -
We have a Harlequin rip, V.10 that we recently added calibration curves for 3 different presses.

I'm at a loss to figure out how to define screen angles for spot colors. Well not totally, you can define a curve for: "other colors in job" and specify the screen angle, one screen angle for example 75 degrees which is okay for 2 color jobs, ie. black and a pms, but some jobs we run have say, 3 spots that need 3 different angles. They all come out at the same angle.

What I have been doing is using the ink manager in InDesign to map the spots to process. Like spot 1 (magenta), spot 2 (cyan) spot 3 (yellow). It works but I gotta figure there's an easier way to configure the rip.

We don't have the optional "edit spot colors" module at the rip and I am wondering if this is the missing component.

Any help appreciated.
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Fonts / Re: Working with Font Explorer
Last post by frailer -
Just an FYI if anyone is considering updating their Mac to Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra. When you launch the old FREE version of Linotype Font Explorer you get this error message. If you click "Continue" you get the error message again. Click "Continue" again and after that it appears to be working normally but I can't guarantee it.
...you left one bit out.
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 am blaming Adobe. My guess is Adobe would disagree with me.