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Not dead ...yet
« on: April 05, 2019, 05:46:21 AM »
Hi guys! Yes, still not dead, still in print. :gom:

Got my walking papers in Nov (company needed my salary back in their cashflow to keep going) but landed a new job as ***roll of drums*** repro support...I must've been bad in a former life.

Anyways, looking for advice in dealing with that old favourite 4 col Blacks... company doesn't have Pitstop but runs Kodak Workshop/Prinergy Version: 8.0.0.666 - is there a smarter way to convert 4 colour text other than using Acrobat Pro Convert Cols? This works fine for non PDFx files but is a bit inconsistent to say the least.

Hope you all still enjoying the wonderful wacky world of pre-press hell (ninth circle, you know the one with CSRs wielding pitchforks and being constantly stabbed in the ass)

Ciao and TIA from the UK

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Re: Not dead ...yet
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 09:07:04 AM »
Yes a much easier way. Have them buy Pitstop. One of the few products on the planet that really does pay for itself. Not only that but once it pays for itself it then starts making money for the company. A print shop without Pitstop is like a day without sunshine.

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Re: Not dead ...yet
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 10:07:13 AM »
Thanks for the advice... (I can see arm twisting in my future) and thanks for the welcome back...I feel as tho' I've never been away.
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Re: Not dead ...yet
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 10:12:07 AM »
That's because you can't really escape.  :rotf:

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Re: Not dead ...yet
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 10:29:23 AM »
Thanks! The pace here alternates between 'blowing out of one's ass' (lovely old English euphemism for working very hard indeed) and tumbleweed junction ...as I'm currently experiencing.

Still mustn't grumble, could be worse ... I could be sitting on a beach sipping ice cool champagne watching the waves caressing nubile, tanned thighs of the opposite gender.
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Re: Not dead ...yet
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 10:48:49 AM »
Hi Eye Tech!!!

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Re: Not dead ...yet
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 02:41:36 PM »
Hey EyeTech!

Have you tried the preflight fix-up in Acrobat Pro? Its in the newest DC version (Not sure about past versions of Acrobat Pro). I don't know if you could edit it to grab things that aren't text or not, but it could be useful to poke around with.

I should also mention its under the Color Spaces, Spot Colors, Inks section of the Fix-Ups tab.
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