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Oris RFP questions...
by swampymarsh
April 29, 2017, 07:18:31 AM

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Split already imposed book to single pages
by AaronH
April 28, 2017, 07:54:07 PM

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Enfocus announces PitStop 2017
by Ear
April 28, 2017, 05:47:56 PM

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New Illustrator Update
by Tracy
April 27, 2017, 04:32:44 PM

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Infected PDFs
by Possum
April 27, 2017, 03:34:35 PM

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Preps 8 spot plate color mark problem.
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April 27, 2017, 12:26:10 PM

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Esko Imaging Engine - anyone have it?
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April 26, 2017, 01:27:35 PM

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ReadyNAS as a Server
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April 25, 2017, 03:27:00 PM

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Line screen vs. Stochastic (Staccato)
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Preps 5.3 for sale
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Recent Posts

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General Prepress / Re: Acrobat DC and Pitstop 13 or Pitstop 2017 issues?
Last post by Joe -
The issue of closing and re-opening Output Preview  and then crashing has been an Acrobat issue since Acrobat 6 first came out with Output Preview. In DC they made it less of an issue as you may not crash the first time you re-open it and turn a separation off but trust me if you close Output Preview and then re-open it without restarting Acrobat you are going to have a crash in your immediate future. It was made to be a worse problem with Acrobat XI and still in DC when they changed the shift+click keyboard combo only when Output Preview is open to create a sticky instead of adding to a selection so...a user closes Output Preview to add to a selection then re-opens Output Preview and BOOM!!!...you have a crash coming soon.

ABC, it would be a wonderful new feature if Enfocus could give us a keyboard combo with the Pitstop selection tool to add to a selection while Output Preview is open. Maybe CTRL+SHIFT+CLICK?

Yep we should do that now. It's obvious nothing else will change despite the pressure.
I'll add it to the 2018 version list

While you are at it....if Pitstop would have their own separation preview that is NOT crash prone like Adobe's would be a great feature as well.
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I wish there was an alternative. But there isn't as far as I know. if anyone comes up with one, please post!!

The Pitstop and Acrobat combo is vital to this company getting work out.

I suppose prepress is not much of a priority to Adobe these days. If it was, than they'd do something. It's like a monopoly, no competition.
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CMS - Proofing - Printers / Re: Oris RFP questions...
Last post by swampymarsh -
This is what local dealers/support are for, they get to have most of the fun dealing direct with the OEM  :drunk3:

I am guessing that when you created the colour match that you had paper white simulation on, it can be zeroed out if the proofing stock is acceptable untinted. The profile that you are matching is probably quite different in whitepoint than the actual paper (if not by the eye, then to the spectrophotometer that measured the original profile and the one that is measuring the colour match).
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Tips & Tricks / Re: Split already imposed book to single pages
Last post by AaronH -
Hey Diddler, if you right click on a page in the reading order in XMF, you can split for left binding. You'll want to select all the pages you want split, then you'll get a menu with how you want it done. You'll have to rearrange the pages, but it is pretty convenient.
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CMS - Proofing - Printers / Re: Oris RFP questions...
Last post by AaronH -
Alright so I've tried this over the last couple days. I created an RFP for the paper, our Fuji guy got us a sample 44" roll of Epson Presentation Matte Paper (172gsm). I then calibrated it and got it down to an ødE of 0.72 and a max dE of 5.0 something. with a standard deviation of 0.54 dE.

I don't have a GRACoL Uncoated ICC profile, so I download the 2013 uncoated profile from Idealiance. Load it up as the ICC profile in ORIS and hit next on the color match screen and boom, program crashes. Every time. I tried it for an hour, then updated windows & java incase those were causing the issue. Nothing fixed it. Decided to just try the GRACoL 2006 Coated ICC Profile our ORIS came with and works just fine.  :huh:

With the GRACoL 2006 Coated ICC profile loaded, I ran it, but now my paper is being printed yellow (not blank/white) and I'm getting a max dE of 20.5 for two iterations in a row. My ØdE is a bit above 2.0 but I can't seem to get my max down and I can't figure out why my paper is being printed yellow. This is very confusing and I wish someone had done a better job of writing the manual or translating it from German.
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Enfocus / Re: Enfocus announces PitStop 2017
Last post by Ear -
I was just banging around in a document. It's pretty slick. So long as everything works and they didn't hide anything, I'm good with it. LOL

I have been very happy with Pitstop 13, this past year, so I am excited to try to find ways to crash the new version. 
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Enfocus / Re: Enfocus announces PitStop 2017
Last post by Joe -
Actually it crashes expectedly. I always expect it.

 :facepalm:

I haven't gotten into the new features much yet. Hopefully I get some time next week to play.
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Enfocus / Re: Enfocus announces PitStop 2017
Last post by Ear -
I just tested it and yep, closing and re-opening Output Preview still does as expected and crashes unexpectedly. 
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Enfocus / Re: Enfocus announces PitStop 2017
Last post by Ear -
I just upgraded. The Inspector has been tossed about and now has masks and drama face icons... snazzy.
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General Prepress / Re: Acrobat DC and Pitstop 13 or Pitstop 2017 issues?
Last post by Ear -
Yeah, Acrobat just turned into a crashmonster. Bad Adobe.

And another thing... Adobe needs to update the Press Quality PDF Preset to Compatibility Acrobat8/9 PDF 1.7

It is currently set to backsave it to PDF 1.4, Acrobat 5 compatible. My latest APPE workflow update and CC take advantage of what PDF 1.7 has to offer but I am having problems with PDF 1.4 and have to keep telling people to change Compatibility, which helps greatly.