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T3Font issue
by scottrsimons
Today at 10:25:42 AM

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Versant 180 - Waking up
by wonderings
Today at 10:21:47 AM

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Sticky Spot referencing
by Joe
Today at 09:05:22 AM

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Creating a halftone screen
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March 25, 2019, 04:44:52 PM

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Inkjet envelope printer
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Switch and Pitstop Server
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Roland VS640 question
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PitStop 2019 - Rasterize Selection Movie
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March 20, 2019, 03:53:53 PM

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PrePress/Printing Consultant?
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March 19, 2019, 04:18:34 PM

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Dell PowerEdge R730 RAID
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Corel back on the Mac
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Fonts / Re: T3Font issue
Last post by scottrsimons -
Same thing I have told the CSR. Strange thing too, is when I tried to outline the font in Pitstop, it wouldn't touch it. And when I selected the text, each character is it's own element, and it looks as if it is below the selection. Very strange.
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Digital Printing / Re: Versant 180 - Waking up
Last post by wonderings -
The tech fiddled with the sleep timer. That doesn't seem to control whether it wakes up or not when you send a job to it. Whether it's sent direct from somebody's program or through CWS, it won't wake up until you go physically press the button on the control panel to wake it up. CWS even gives me a message with the red alert stripe telling me the machine's sleeping.

I wonder if they 180 has some different software controlling it. I can say without a doubt that if I drop a PDF in CWS, set it all up and click print it wakes up my 2100 and prints it. I do not need to push the button or anything on the control panel.  CWS will show the machine is asleep as well but it does not stop it from being woken up by a job processing and printing.
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Fonts / Re: T3Font issue
Last post by Joe -
I think it should be OK as long as it looks OK when zoomed in. Try printing high res laser and see how it looks on there.
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Fonts / T3Font issue
Last post by scottrsimons -
Anyone heard of the font "T3font". I have a PDF that uses it twice in the document. I actually shows up as "T3font_0" and "T3font_1" the first time you open the PDF and check the fonts. Next time you open it and check the number behind the font name increases by 1 for both fonts. IE: "T3font_2" and "T3font_3".

Text looks fine before we process it. Original is RBG black, but we run it through Prinergy to Grayscale, and the PDF looks a bit fuzzy when "Fit to Window", but zooming in looks ok. CSR is worried what the customer is going to say.

Thoughts?
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General Prepress / Re: word-search puzzle printing companies?
Last post by Diddler -
Been thinking this one over for a few days. I would approach it with a GREP Script in Indesign if you need boxes to be black like a traditional crossword. Excel / Data Merge would contain your words and a number to give them a certain colour.
I might have time later this week to have a play and help you out.

Can you upload a screenshot of what your imagining it to look like?
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Adobe Acrobat / Re: Sticky Spot referencing
Last post by Slappy -
Does your in-house RIP support any kind of color sampling by surface area? I've had some similar ghost colors in XMF, I'll preview Plates Output then use the eyedropper to drag across the whole page, if nothing shows up as a percentage of the offending Spot Color, I'll turn it off or convert to CMYK before it heads to plating.

If it does return a percentage of said color, then it's make selections by quadrant/grid until I find the damned color & then convert it anyway.
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General Prepress / Re: word-search puzzle printing companies?
Last post by Slappy -
It honestly might be worth finding a really good InDesign Script writer. Assuming the attached screenshot is what you're after, I can almost sort of see doing it with some basic InDesign Data Merge, but you'd still have to:

– Manually place the "good words" in the search grid first then
– Have all of the "filler blocks" be populated with a single character from say an Excel file, randomly generated by maybe a Formula in Excel, or from a site then imported into the Excel sheet

The most tedious part would be getting Step 1 done, and if there's a few hundred to do I'm nit sure it's possible to get it done by hand and be profitable.