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Topic: Electronic Proofing system - NFG! (Read 577 times) previous topic - next topic

Electronic Proofing system - NFG!

So the company went out and bought our plant a new Guardian OLP electronic proofing system for about CAD $50,000. The idea was that our QC dept would take client supplied pdf file originals and use them to compare to our fully imposed Epson press proofs to ensure content was identical in all positions and eliminate human error. Well, it turns out that QC/OLP can't read the client supplied files properly, so QC suggested that the CSRs continue to proof read one position only (human error is still part of the equation), and then QC would use a prepress prep'd pdf to ensure the imposition was correct. Now QC is telling us that OLP can't find the die line on certain jobs so they can't proof the imposition data. Good investment, my ass…..
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Re: Electronic Proofing system - NFG!

Reply #1
I love when some slick salesman comes in and feeds them a line of shit. Happened at the old shop with a copydot machine. They swore it would convert all our film over to digital, it had OCR, you can edit the files...

Turns out it was a bitch just to set up the film, the files weren't easily editable as they were big pictures (they sold us on easy text edits) and you couldn't search them. When the salesman came for his follow up (aka: the last time you ever see the slimy fuckers) he didn't leave the boss's office for a hour and a half. After he was done he was almost dragged into prepress and the boss said something like "get this out of here", just with many more 4 letter words.
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Re: Electronic Proofing system - NFG!

Reply #2
Oh man, I remember being pitched the ol copydot scanner.   :hangme:
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Re: Electronic Proofing system - NFG!

Reply #3
Years ago we had a Heidelberg Topaz scanner that instead of copydot it descreened the film. We scanned the seps as Scitex CT files and opened them in Photoshop and registered the separations by hand and then we combined the separations into a 4 color file. Worked great. This was on national magazines like Woman's Day, McCalls, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan with a lot of high end national ads.
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Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

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Reply #4
I just didn't want to be the hapless sap that had to scan all the flats that I already stripped and plated and matchprinted and bluelined. 

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"... profile says he's a seven-foot tall ex-basketball pro, Hindu guru drag queen alien." ~Jet Black

Re: Electronic Proofing system - NFG!

Reply #5
I just didn't want to be the hapless sap that had to scan all the flats that I already stripped and plated and matchprinted and bluelined.

:shoots_self:

This was back in the good old days when we had a whole department of prepress people. Like 60 of us.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

 

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Reply #6
Years ago we had a Heidelberg Topaz scanner that instead of copydot it descreened the film. We scanned the seps as Scitex CT files and opened them in Photoshop and registered the separations by hand and then we combined the separations into a 4 color file. Worked great. This was on national magazines like Woman's Day, McCalls, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan with a lot of high end national ads.
You just reminded me of a 'research' exercise I went through, looking at the transition from film to digital. Similar system from Eskofot, from memory.

Little did I realise that the transition needed to be swift, and 'legacy' stuff needed to be dealt with differently.

OTOH, we seem to go back to old stuff rarely now anyway. I have countless hours of burned DVDs, (my hours on a Friday afternoon, in Burn and indexing in CD Finder), staring down at my bench, laughing at me. Nothing paranoid about me. Nothing.

I've accessed these about 3 times in 3 years. :banghead:
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