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jcannon
08-26-2006, 08:06 AM
Just installed this version of Preps. Was really pleased to learn I could output JDF with Web Growth Compensation and color remapping. We output JDF to Artwork-Systems Odystar that converts the JDF to PDF which it did however, the resulting PDF did not have the Web Growth Compensation and it still had the spot colors. I set the job up as a PDF to PDF job and then printed JDF. Any ideas on why the Web Growth Compensation and color remapping didn't work?

landon.voth
08-28-2006, 04:52 PM
Hi Joe,

Preps 5.2.1 specifies web growth & color mapping in the final output process, known as interpreting params, as discussed with the CIP4 O&P (Origination and Prepress) Group. These features were implemented without using private tags in the JDF which gives all workflow vendors access to this feature.

Since this is a final output process, these instructions are normally used at the time of final output (RIP).

We would guess (when using Artworks JDF->PDF) that the color mapping should have been respected when generating the PDF, but it would be very difficult to apply and display web growth in a composite PDF.

If needed, we can provide more information to vendors on how these features were implemented in JDF.

Best regards,
Landon

Landon Voth
Preps Subject Matter Expert
Kodak Graphics Communication Canada Company

jcannon
08-30-2006, 07:56 PM
Hi Joe,

Preps 5.2.1 specifies web growth & color mapping in the final output process, known as interpreting params, as discussed with the CIP4 O&P (Origination and Prepress) Group. These features were implemented without using private tags in the JDF which gives all workflow vendors access to this feature.

Since this a final output process, these instructions are normal used at the time of final output (RIP).

We would guess (when using Artworks JDF->PDF) that the color mapping should have been respected when generating the PDF, but it would be very difficult to apply and display web growth in a composite PDF.

If needed, we can provide more information to vendors on how these features were implemented in JDF.

Best regards,
Landon

Landon Voth
Preps Subject Matter Expert
Kodak Graphics Communication Canada Company
Thank you for that informative reply.