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PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
by Joe
January 15, 2018, 07:42:04 PM

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Manually Archive
by DCurry
January 15, 2018, 03:15:00 PM

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From employee to freelance for the same company.
by Joe
January 12, 2018, 09:50:08 PM

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Acrobat excessive RAM usage
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The Rest... / Re: PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
Last post by Joe -
OK I guess I didn't look at it long enough. I didn't realize you view seps. So I'm in agreement. It would be a great tool if free. The two week trial isn't going to convince me to buy it though.
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The Rest... / Re: PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
Last post by swampymarsh -
Yeah I noticed that. Plus all it is basically is a stripped down PDF viewer. All you can do is open a PDF, zoom in and out and rotate the view. You can't edit anything because there is no Save or Save As function.

 :facepalm:


I was not expecting editing features as this is not the full PACKZ editor, it is just a viewer as the name suggests. It was advertised as a free QC tool. I presumed "free" as in perpetual, Acrobat Reader style.

So having the ability to view ink coverage, toggle seps on and off, wireframe view etc. in a free tool sounded like a great idea!

Many shops have a CSR or somebody in the middle before a job even gets to prepress, so having the ability to do a little manual quality control check without needing Acrobat Pro, PitStop Pro or Server etc. is a good thing (whether or not the CSR has the knowledge to know what they are looking at is another story). I have heard more than one person ask for Pro type features for Reader (viewing seps in particular).
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Windows / Re: New Windows 10 PC
Last post by Ear -
Heck yes, StuporGrover. Works with Cylons too.  :toaster:
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The Rest... / Re: PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
Last post by Joe -
Yeah I noticed that. Plus all it is basically is a stripped down PDF viewer. All you can do is open a PDF, zoom in and out and rotate the view. You can't edit anything because there is no Save or Save As function.

 :facepalm:
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The Rest... / Re: PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
Last post by swampymarsh -
It turns out that the "free" product expires at the end of January... When their sales dept. contacts me I'm sure that I will be given the full information (that was not stated when downloading/requesting license key).
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Fujifilm XMF / Re: Manually Archive
Last post by DCurry -
It'll probably look better.
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Fujifilm XMF / Re: Manually Archive
Last post by Slappy -
Bah, I don't think the Archive thing is going to work, even though I still can't get it going. None of our Marks or any other press settings will be compatible with theirs, most likely. Just have to throw 'em imposed PDFs and hope for the best!

p.s. I love how when I told the pressroom mgr that he was going to likely be chasing color since who knows how their shop is calibrated, he's like "Nah, printing's printing!"

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Fujifilm XMF / Manually Archive
Last post by Slappy -
Our platesetter took a giant dump today, luckily there's a shop nearby doing plates for us & even better (I hope) they have XMF! Trying to get the large press jobs to them already imposed, but I can't seem to find where to Archive live jobs. I see the tab under the View Job Settings, but even is I set the Trigger to After Due Date (which passed) it's not Archiving.

Guess I could give them imposed PDFs and have them RIP from that but I don't trust it.
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The Rest... / PACKZVIEW - Free PDF Quality Control Tool
Last post by swampymarsh -
HYBRID software are offering a free stripped down "viewer" version of their PACKZ native PDF editor. Get your activation code for free at the following link:


http://www.view.packz.eu

http://www.viewdownload.packz.com
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General Prepress / Re: From employee to freelance for the same company.
Last post by Joe -
And I shall...