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Pressroom / Re: Line screen vs. Stochastic (Staccato)
Last post by SpicyVindaloo -
We run 226 line euclidean for both web and sheetfed. Not sure who came up with that number but it works well for us.

Years back we ran a job at 600 line screen for fun and it came out better than when we ran it with 10 micron Staccato. We had some major curves set up and we had time to experiment.
 Sorry i've been more than busy the last couple of days, in the first post i was writing ''it's not really important'' and if you have pitstop or pdf toolbox you can work around it.
I was asking mainly out of curiosity, and the doubt that is somewhere hidden in the menu's and i couldn't find it...
Giving an example of where it can be useful is like writing a tutorial, what i wrote earlier

''Like i said it's not really important, it's when i want to ''move'' the trim box keeping the media box intact for some reason, the round 10 makes calculations easier!''

sums up in a nice vague way :-P

Thanks all for posting!
Items for Sale / Re: Preps 5.3 for sale
Last post by Tracy -
There is an indesign imposition plug in, I use it for weird sizes going to the copiers
I don't like it too much tho, It creates a pdf for the link, why? it already has a link
I usually relink to my original link.
Not liking it too much as I already have most templates for my copy jobs.
Anytime you add marks it is going to change the media and crop box to whatever it takes to allow them to be seen.
Geez, another PDF Export subtlety that I was unaware of. Never thought of Crops as being that 'influential'. Makes sense though.
Items for Sale / Re: Preps 5.3 for sale
Last post by Slappy -
It's still a perfectly good imposition program and would be great for a small shop that's still imposing in indesign.
That's us! Absolutely kills me inside every time I have to bludgeon a job to get it prepared. They haven't had enough heartbreak & lost time yet to understand how that nonsense doesn't cut it in a high-volume environment though. They will.
Adobe InDesign / Re: Options when placing image CC2017
Last post by Slappy -
I was just wondering the other day if there was at least a hotkey/shortcut to ivoke the Options instead of constantly clicking too! Thanks, that'll make my day .0000001% more tolerable.
A quick googling gives some answers and scripts but the overall question everyone has is "why". It can be done but it's a lot more trouble than it's worth.
I was confusing it with preps where you can set the length of the mark, whoops.
Adobe InDesign / Re: Defining exact pdf media box when exporting a pdf...
Last post by Joe -
I don't see any way in Indy to control the mark length. You only have an option to change the offset. I too would like to know why this matters. ;D
I'm wondering your need for all this. I center everything so as long as the trim box is correct, the media box doesn't matter. I guess if you really want 10 make sure tour offset and mark length equals 10mm from trim and you should be good.