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Title: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: AaronH on November 14, 2019, 12:46:13 PM
Hey guys,

we're running into a strange issue where our RGB conversion is generating ink densities way higher than 320%. I thought we could maybe fix it if we were able to somehow add the Ink TAC reduction for GRACoL 320% from Pitstop to our existing preflight profile. I didn't work here yet when the XMF rip was installed and have no real idea what happens in our preflight profile.

Thanks!
Aaron
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: Tracy on November 14, 2019, 01:07:36 PM
I think the pitstop TAC action has to be Device CMYK to work

but I'm wondering if Fuji can fix that for you.
I usually fix my Ink before XMF
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: Diddler on November 14, 2019, 03:02:17 PM
Don’t have XMF in front of me but I know you just import the .eal.
Create your preferred preflight and export it to your desktop.
For the import,into XMF it would be done in the administration pane of Preflight if my memory is correct.
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: AaronH on November 15, 2019, 05:17:20 PM
Thank you Diddler!

Tracy, that may just be what we need to get in the habit of. We've tried to get it on the rip to catch things we miss on occasion, but we were noticing it was taking RGB files and somehow getting them to over 340-360% ink densities.
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: Tracy on November 18, 2019, 01:56:08 PM
The pitstop TAC action works great on Device CMYK images
hardly see a color change, we are not high quality tho, but I pretend to be :laugh:
also it's best to have your images Zip compressed before adjusting as the quality will lower.
I created an action to compress then lower TAC and then I just convert using User Selection
so I Don't adjust things I don't want.
Oh and also the actions I created are for images only, as you will definitely see a color shift on vector.

worst case I create a Device CMYK pdf if needed, I have not seen good results converting to Device
CMYK in pitstop but I may be doing it wrong.
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: abc on November 20, 2019, 04:14:15 PM
Aaron, what application is creating densities above 320%?
What's your target profile for the RGB-CMYK Conversion?

Best to fix this at the source.
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: AaronH on November 21, 2019, 01:19:25 PM
XMF is for some reason.

Can't figure out why. It's set to convert RGB to CMYK via SRGB to GRACoL 2006.

I try to get all RGB files to CMYK in Pitstop first, but I'm not the only one working here.  :strangle:
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: abc on November 21, 2019, 02:21:07 PM
That is weird. Any response from Fuji?
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: AaronH on November 22, 2019, 03:27:31 PM
 :embarrassed: I uh... may have not checked in with them... I know I should...
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: Tracy on November 22, 2019, 04:08:25 PM
Do you have a current license?
and have you ever Team Viewered with them?
They can fix your problem lickety split!
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: AaronH on November 22, 2019, 07:59:22 PM
Yeah we've got a current license. It's just been so busy here in the last week or so we haven't had time to call Fly-FUJI.
Title: Re: XMF - Adding Pistop Preflight Profiles?
Post by: abc on November 24, 2019, 12:53:16 PM
First point of call, they should be able to explain.