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PitStop 2018 just announced. Ships in April
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Recent Posts
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Kodak Systems / Re: How to trigger Kodak RBA Stop Outputting Plate
Last post by Joe -
Ah yes....they would need to have this RBA to start the final output and fail if the pageset isn't full. But if they aren't using RBA to do the output I don't think there is a way to create an RBA to monitor all output to check for pagesets being full.
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Pressroom / Re: New press
Last post by Marktonk -
Hi Andyfest,

This is Prinect Impress Control. It uses spectrophotometry to read the color bar on the fly. The operator programs the desired Delta E and the press will read the sheets and automatically adjust the ink zones towards the digital master file. Once the Delta E is met, the press will automatically start the good sheet counter, monitor the color and adjust if necessary. This also will read and adjust registration.  The colorbar is smaller then the standard Heidelberg colorbar so it takes up less real estate but as you stated,  it does require a different location so that the spectrophotometers can read it. 

Best,

Mark

We are supposed to be getting a new 40 inch Heidy as well. It also has onboard colour management and scanning. However, it will require us to move the colour bars from the traditional tail end of the sheet to the front edge of the sheet. 80% of our printing is repeat jobs, so it looks like it will mean rebuilding every layout template for every job that is to be printed. PITA, but it does take any colour guesswork away from the press crews and should solve about 90% of our rejectable issues for colour or colour variation.
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Pressroom / Re: New press
Last post by Marktonk -
Hi G Town,
That is Prinect Inspection Control. It will automatically read sheets and deflect ones that it detects has a problem such as hickey, etc.. Just imagine pharmaceutical having a mark that looks like a period......10.0 mg vs 100 mg. You can set 5 levels of inspection sensitivity so that a very important area can have the highest level of review. Reference becomes the target and the sheet is inspected comparing to the reference.

Best,

Mark

I would have to say you have great taste!!! I am a bit biased but that is one hell of a press.

Best,

Mark

Mark this comes with a scanning system that scans the sheet and compares to a file from prepress.

They sent me a 12 page document talking reference and inspection level files. I think I get what they are wanting me to send them but I'm not entirely sure.
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Enfocus / Re: PitStop 2018 just announced. Ships in April
Last post by Joe -
You don't need Pitstop to create a blank page though you can do a Pitstop action 'Add page to Document' though the page isn't blank but once you create the new page you can 'select all' on the page and delete everything.



To create a new blank page with Acrobat click the 'Organize Pages' button in the right side toolbar. Under the 'Insert' button you can add a new blank page.

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Kodak Systems / Re: How to trigger Kodak RBA Stop Outputting Plate
Last post by Joe -
I think you could also have a manual rule to output that could do a check to make sure all positions are filled, it could be a split that would see it all positions are filled and then if not, you could have it send an email that you tried to output a plate with missing positions.

I would have to play with it to see if I could write it. I have learned over the years that with RBA, the things that sound simple are the hardest to get to work.

We also have in place what Joe suggested, if a page is not approved, final output will fail. It has been a lifesaver.

John

Does it make it fail if a page is just not assigned and all assigned pages are approved?

As far as I can see there isn't any actions that checks if a page set is full or has unassigned pages. So I am guessing one would need to write their own code for that. I'm the wrong person to try that. :D