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Offline Slappy

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Layers Versioning
« on: October 01, 2018, 02:25:14 PM »
I saw an old Topic on this, gonna start my own though...

Trying to do a pretty basic Versioned PDF, it's an 8pg job, only the front page changes (all 4 plates) so that we can imprint VDP downstream in black. I did the VDP Shell Layer setup in Acrobat, and when I import it XMF sees the Layer and turns on Output for Epson/Plate/PDF Proof as expected. How do we actually Plate/Proof that 2nd Layer though?

I ran an Epson, only got the "top" Layer, and I started the Plate process to see if it would prompt me for the VDP Shell Layer but it doesn't. IS there another step or action to take?
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Re: Layers Versioning
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 03:18:02 PM »
Interesting, never used this feature, are you going to run your data through XMF?
Never mind, I don't think you are  :laugh:

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Re: Layers Versioning
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 05:26:05 PM »
Oh damn, I think I figured it out, let me see if it behaves right...
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Re: Layers Versioning
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 11:39:04 PM »
Nah, I noticed when adding a Section there's an option for a Versioned Section, and it recognizes the Layer also but still no obvious way to plate the VDP Shell separate from the main PDF. Hmmmmm.
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Re: Layers Versioning
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 11:07:30 AM »
Yesterday's pitstop webinar was on pdf layers, It was all greek to me
looks like they may have been using Pitstop Server, maybe something else too.
I wasn't really paying too good of attention, I was working at the same time
and nothing popped out for me :-[

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Re: Layers Versioning
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 09:02:44 PM »
I'll break down & call Fuji if I ever come up for air, might be a good way to do Spot UV Plates and similar setups too if I can get a grip on it.
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