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softproofs from Nexus
« on: October 06, 2012, 05:27:14 PM »
There's gotta be a better way to generate softproofs than what we're doing. Our workflow involves adding PDFs to Preps, then printing to JDF. We feed the JDF to Nexus.

When a customer wants a softproof (PDF), we go back to the Preps job and replace the signatures with single-page signatures that are the trim size. Then we print a new JDF, submit the JDF to Nexus and grab the PDF result and send it off. Big pain in the butt, but we have to do it this way because many times we are offsetting the position of pages in the run list, and often there is more than 1 PDF in the run list.

Based on this setup, is there a better option? Is it possible for Nexus to take the original imposed JDF and somehow spit out a PDF of the individual pages with all the positioning adjustments applied?

I'm open to suggestions.
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Re: softproofs from Nexus
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 05:47:49 PM »
The need for softproofing was the number one reason we switched to Prinergy. There is just no easy option with Nexus...or at least there wasn't when we were still using it.
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Re: softproofs from Nexus
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 08:32:17 PM »
Sadly, I highly doubt Prinergy is in our future. There has been talk of moving to Rampage in a year or two.

I never thought I would actually miss Apogee, which had lots of "oddities," but I'd take it over this setup.
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