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Xmpie or Fusion Pro
by pspdfppdfxhd
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Add filename without extension
by Kermy812
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Preflight for black text
by mattbeals
October 19, 2018, 05:30:23 PM

Only took 30 years
by david
October 19, 2018, 04:51:36 PM

Lotem 800 quantum ii waterless to conventional
by mantman
October 19, 2018, 04:19:21 PM

Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra
by Farabomb
October 19, 2018, 03:30:28 PM

Pistop Preflight Reports
by Joe
October 19, 2018, 11:09:16 AM

InDesign Export to .txt
by Joe
October 17, 2018, 06:51:59 PM

How to make type into single stroke for engraving
by david
October 17, 2018, 03:25:22 PM

Metal Plate Hanging Tab Thingies
by Farabomb
October 17, 2018, 02:23:14 PM


Acrobat excessive RAM usage
by Joe
October 12, 2018, 06:20:51 PM

Recent Posts
Adobe InDesign / Re: Xmpie or Fusion Pro
Last post by pspdfppdfxhd -
Sure enough, struggling along with the demo when a real job comes in with 4 variiable paragraphs with nested variables inside one of them.

Apparently we are doing the job.

Spent the last day learning how to make adobe tagged text files, didn't even know they existed.

Too much to learn if the software company cant give us some help. If they can, and the software is good, the deal will be done. Gotta figure it out by Tuesday.
Enfocus / Add filename without extension
Last post by Kermy812 -
So I have tons of pdfs that are named by the item code, but it's not on the pdf itself. I know I can do add a text action and use the  %Current Document Name% as a variable, but I don't want to add the ".pdf". If my pdf is named CODE_XYZ.pdf, I want to have CODE_XYZ as the code added to the sign. Anyway to do with pitstop?
Enfocus / Re: PitStop Action - create rectangle to trim box dimensions
Last post by Kermy812 -
Oh jeebus... when I was on my PitStop Server 12, I saw that "Add a Stroke to the Trim Box for Visualization" was there, but not on of my PitStop 12 on my workstation. Turns out, I was on update 2 on my local machine. When I installed update 3, I now have "Add a Stroke to the Trim Box for Visualization"! Looking at how the action is built, It appears "add Background" is the step needed to get this done.  :laugh:
Enfocus / Re: Preflight for black text
Last post by mattbeals -
matt: I dissagree. Iit is not smarter for me. There could be same setting for CMYK values and so on as it is in the action in the preflight settings. There could be a button "make it real black" in the navigator (with the preflight results) that should change the collor as the action and the automatical fix do and one doesnt need any collor menu to fix it. The issue is impure black so your aim is the real black one doesnt need more. For the case I shall need more, there could be the smarter and intelligent way of added action.

Bizarre, but if it doesn't work for you then that's fine. Remap color provides a huge amount of flexibility that the built in logic doesn't have. Too many combinations to account for. Even callas and its logic has limitations where using color mapping is more flexible.  You essentially set a range of CMYK colors and have them mapped to separation black, k of cmyk, device gray, etc. And it does it without havin to step through the preflight results; it's just "done'. Much more simplistic and powerful. Your mileage varies.
Adobe Photoshop / Re: Only took 30 years
Last post by david -
yes, it was checked, but it went by so fast and my ole ass eyes didn't catch it fast enough.
and once you start it, you can't cancel.

found out the hard way.

CTP - CTF / Lotem 800 quantum ii waterless to conventional
Last post by mantman -
Hi i am using this CtP for exposing waterless plates -Torray/Presstek- for GTO52 DI and want to try conventional plates
-i presume analog plates will not work so thermal CtP plates are needed right?- without tampering with laser power at all.
As far as i know laser power is increased to carve deeper in the silicon surface, unless the speed of drum is reduced.
Exposure time of plate comes to 2-4 mins
Any ideas what will happen?
Will the CtP break/burn -gods no!   :hangme: -?
The plate will be over exposed?

Thank you in advance
Adobe Photoshop / Re: Only took 30 years
Last post by Joe -
It doesn't remember my selection from previous installs. The box is always checked to "Remove all previous versions".
Adobe Photoshop / Re: Only took 30 years
Last post by wonderings -
I always keep old versions for a while till I am comfortable that the latest version is stable and does everything I need. It seems to remember my choice of keeping the old version but I still always double check when installing a new version.
Macintosh / Re: Need a good scanner for Mac High Sierra
Last post by Farabomb -
Small Computer Systems Interface. I remember a time where apple was bleeding edge and had SCSI onboard. Most PCs needed a card to run a SCSI interface. It was smoking fast for the time if a bit of a pain in the balls to get working.

Ahh when apple was an innovator. Now they are a marketing company.