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dpcurry
01-27-2006, 05:46 PM
Is there a way to get my gradients created in Quark 6 to process as CTs like they would in previous Quark versions? They always break as LW, yet if I send the same file from Quark 4 or 5, it will break as CT.

eran.tadmor
02-07-2006, 12:34 PM
Hi Dan,
Quark 6 gradients to CT are supported only in PSM 8.
The support is only for process colors grandients. Gradients with spot colors are kept as LW.

Regards,
Eran Tadmor
Creo IL. Ltd., a Subsidiary of Kodak

Eran Tadmor | PWS QA & Application specialist
Kodak Graphic Communications Group
eran.tadmor@creo.com | http://www. graphics.kodak.com

mac4
02-07-2006, 02:09 PM
Is there an printing or color extension for PS/M and Quark. I saw one listed on the web site but was never able to download it.

dpcurry
02-09-2006, 12:29 AM
Quark 6 gradients to CT are supported only in PSM 8.

Thanks for the response - even if it is a disappointing one, as I do not plan to upgrade to 8 anytime soon.

Why doesn't it work with PSM 7? Something in the PostScript that Quark writes? Are there any workarounds (not including backsaving or recreating the gradient in Photoshop)?

eran.tadmor
02-09-2006, 09:34 AM
Hi Dan,
Yes. In version 6.0, Quark changed the way they write vignettes in the PostScript file. In order for us to identify the vignettes and treat them accordingly, we had to update the PS/M code also.
One possible workaround, which you can try, is the "vignette to CT" option in the PS/M RIP. This will convert any vignette to CT, regardless of the originating application. The result in this case, however, will not be as smooth as Quark5 vignettes.
The other option is, of course, to re-create the blends in another program such as Photoshop or Illustrator.

Regards,
Eran