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Enfocus / Re: PitStop 2018 just announced. Ships in April
Last post by pabney -
I just happen to get a pdf today that will not go through my rip, that I think could be fixed with this new version. Specificly the Crop Line Art function. Any chance this will be released, or maybe ABC would be willing to give it a go?
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Fujifilm XMF / Re: Automated PDF generation with company logo / job info
Last post by Joe -
I'm not sure how automated it might be but I know you can save marks and slug line settings as presets and apply them with a dropdown menu. Creating the "sheet size" and such of the PDF might be a bit more of a headache though. I have to make PDF proofs for one customer that requests files at just the trim size (no marks bleed or anything) and it takes quite a bit of finagling to get there. I'm looking for better ways to do everything in XMF all the time though so hopefully someone will know better than I.

Aaron

Off topic but you could create an action from Pitstop to change the media, crop, and bleed box to the trim box size though you wouldn't want to apply that to your production pages. We do something similar in Prinergy for soft proofs where Prinergy will let you export the normalized PDF as a PDF without traps at trim size in one shot.
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Fujifilm XMF / Re: Automated PDF generation with company logo / job info
Last post by AaronH -
I'm not sure how automated it might be but I know you can save marks and slug line settings as presets and apply them with a dropdown menu. Creating the "sheet size" and such of the PDF might be a bit more of a headache though. I have to make PDF proofs for one customer that requests files at just the trim size (no marks bleed or anything) and it takes quite a bit of finagling to get there. I'm looking for better ways to do everything in XMF all the time though so hopefully someone will know better than I.

Aaron
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Fujifilm XMF / Automated PDF generation with company logo / job info
Last post by Drew -
I’ve been using XMF for imposition for a little bit, but yesterday I was asked to start supplying PDF proofs to customers that has our company info, the name of the file, date worked on, etc.  Much like the way back days of hard proofs with an approval sticker slapped on.


I’ve been able to create an imposition that achieves what the boss wants, but the trouble with it is that it works for just one page size.  I need something more automated for any document size.


Is it possible to create a hot folder that will generate a pdf with a custom mark and slug line positioning?
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Esko / Re: new press - CIP3 files?
Last post by johnny_jay -
We send CIP3 data for 4 press, 3 Komoris and one Manroland. The Press install teams were always great to work with setting it all up.
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Esko / Re: new press - CIP3 files?
Last post by andyfest -
Thanks for the feedback guys. It was pretty much what I had thought, but we haven't submitted CIP3 files for years.
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Esko / Re: new press - CIP3 files?
Last post by Joe -
Yes we used to create CIP3 files from Nexus and in our case the CIP3 files were sent to a separate windows PC that had software (called Job Pilot) that would convert the CIP3 file into a file the press interface could read including the image. The ManRoland with Prinergy is pretty much the same way.
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Esko / Re: new press - CIP3 files?
Last post by andyfest -
It looks like the company is finally going to replace our old (circa 2000) Heidy CD102 with either a new Heidelberg CD106 or a new ManRoland. During the press demos, our press supervisor said he could see an image of the fully imposed layout on the press monitor screen. I'm not sure what was sent to the press to allow it to make up that image. Would it be the information derived from a CIP3 file, or would it be something else? All we provided Heidy/MR for the demo were imposed pdfs, and they put them thru their own RIP for plating.

Yes they are CIP3 files which contains a usually very low res image of the plate files though if you have the storage space and network bandwidth you can make them high res. The ManRoland people that set ours up recommended 15 dpi.
So that low-res image is contained in a normal CIP3 file generated from Nexus and passed to a normal Prinect server (if the press is a Heidy) at the press?
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Esko / Re: new press - CIP3 files?
Last post by Joe -
Our MR sheetfed uses low res. Our MR web has two color interfaces. One by MR and another by a 3rd party so we have to release two sets of CIP3 files for it. The 3rd party people wanted low res. MR wanted high res but not that high res.
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Esko / Re: new press - CIP3 files?
Last post by johnny_jay -
Yes they are CIP3 files which contains a usually very low res image of the plate files though if you have the storage space and network bandwidth you can make them high res. The ManRoland people that set ours up recommended 15 dpi.

Manroland Web or Sheet Fed? On our Manroland Web they had us set up High rez and they are a pain.

We also have a custom Press Config file.

John