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schrademo
03-05-2009, 09:12 PM
Hi

I was wondering if any one is doing Hexachrome 6 color printing, and if so what conversion software can someone recommend? I have Hexware, which worked well, but now I can not get it to work with Illustrator CS3 or Photoshop CS3.

Has anybody been able to get Hexware to work with CS3 at all? I can't seem to find any information on it any where else. Any other software recommendations appreciated. Once again, I am looking for software that will help convert/calculate 4 color images/files into 6 color.

I am running Prinergy Powerpack, ArtPro, and Kodak Approval if anyone is interested. All replies appreciated.

Thanks

Dave Schrader
Color Management Specialist
Coating Excellence International, LLC
(920) 996-5329
dschrader@coating-excellence.com

roger
03-06-2009, 01:00 AM
Hi Dave,

We haven't tried Hexachrome but we dabbled in cmykrb a few years back via ICISS. Hope to take another crack at it this year with either ColorFlow or Profilemaker's nColor profiles.

As to getting those plugins to work, try running those applications in Rosetta/PowerPC mode
1. Navigate to Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS3.
2. Select the Adobe Photoshop CS3 icon and choose File > Get Info.
3. In the General section, enable the Open Using Rosetta option.

You mention converting 4c to 6c. Would that be for images only or for vector text elements too?

Regards,
Roger

schrademo
03-06-2009, 01:54 PM
Hi Roger

Thanks for the info. We would need it for ct/linework, anything in the file. I'll check into ti.

Thanks

schrademo
03-06-2009, 01:54 PM
oops, that last word is "it"!

paulh
03-06-2009, 02:48 PM
I think if you want Hexachrome, you have to use Pantone's Hexware software. They have very good technical support for it though if you are having problems. Otherwise, you can check into Kodak's Spotless printing.

schrademo
03-06-2009, 02:51 PM
Thanks

Actually I have Hexware 2.5.2, I will have to contact Pantone, I was not able to get through by using the email customer support. I should also look into spotless, good idea.

schrademo
03-06-2009, 03:51 PM
Hi Dave,

We haven't tried Hexachrome but we dabbled in cmykrb a few years back via ICISS. Hope to take another crack at it this year with either ColorFlow or Profilemaker's nColor profiles.

As to getting those plugins to work, try running those applications in Rosetta/PowerPC mode
1. Navigate to Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS3.
2. Select the Adobe Photoshop CS3 icon and choose File > Get Info.
3. In the General section, enable the Open Using Rosetta option.

You mention converting 4c to 6c. Would that be for images only or for vector text elements too?

Regards,
Roger
Wow Roger you're a genius! I got it working in Photoshop CS3 thanks to you and your Rosetta tip - awesome! Thanks for your help.

roger
03-06-2009, 04:41 PM
Dave,

My wife would argue that!

Roger

schrademo
03-06-2009, 05:13 PM
Dave,

My wife would argue that!

Roger
You may use me as a reference!