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How to set-up to use Preps Imposition Software with Agfa Apogee

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    How to create Preps 6.x JDF for :APOGEE Prepress

    :APOGEE Prepress 7.0

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    1. History Document Version

    Changes

    1.0

    2. Table of contents 1.History..................................................................................................................1 2.Table of contents....................................................................................................1 3.Introduction ..........................................................................................................2 4.Preps requirements ................................................................................................2 5.Configuration .........................................................................................................3

    5.1.Preps configuration ........................................................................................................................................... 3 5.2.:APOGEE Prepress configuration..................................................................................................................... 7

    6.Job creation in Preps...............................................................................................8 6.1.Technical Terms................................................................................................................................................ 8

    7.Job Creation for JDF output......................................................................................9 - Create a New Template ...........................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. - Start a Job ................................................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.

    8.Output to JDF ......................................................................................................12

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    3. Introduction

    The :APOGEE Prepress software can handle JDF from Preps 6.x and later. This document explains how you need to setup Preps and :APOGEE Prepress to process a correctly imposed job. It also gives a brief introduction on the use of Preps.

    4. Preps requirements

    Preps on OS to Apogee

    Version 6.1 Windows7 (64 bit) APOGEE Prepress 7.0

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    5. Configuration

    5.1. Preps configuration

    Share or mount a location where you want to save the JDF files. Make sure that it is accessible by the :APOGEE Prepress server.

    Share or mount a location where the content files reside. Make sure that it is accessible by the :APOGEE Prepress server.

    Choose Edit, Preferences. In the Folders tab select the location where you want to save the JDF files.

    In the JDF tab, select all options below:

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    In the Output tab, disable Output PS mark flats for PJTF/JDF

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    Save this as a profile, close Preps

    Browse to .\ Program Files\Kodak\Preps6\Profiles\Custom\Config.cfg and open this file. In this file search for all lines starting with CJK_... and delete them.

    Save this file.

    Browse to ..\Program Files\Kodak\Preps6\Printers\ppd\PressSheetSize.ppd and open this file.

    In this file search for all text 150 and replace with 100.

    Go to the end of this file and replace 105.0 by 15.0 and 90.0 by 0.0

    Save this file.

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    Start Preps again

    Choose Resource, New Media.

    Select Press Sheet Size as Media Type and give this Media a Nickname. Click OK.

    Choose PressSheetSize as size and click OK.

    Double click this media in the Media Resources of the main window from Preps to select is as default.

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    5.2. :APOGEE Prepress configuration JDF files from Preps can be used in :Apogee Prepress in 2 ways, depending on the system license.

    With :Apogee Manage or :Apogee Integrate, you can set the Impose Task Processor to From file and browse to the output JDF file.

    In this way you have to place the content files manually in the correct runlist positions.

    Only in Apogee Integrate, you can set the Impose Task Processor to From input and import the output JDF file (and subfolders) in the JDF Import Taskprocessor.

    In this way the content files are automatically imported as well and automatically placed in the correct runlist positions.

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    6. Job creation in Preps

    6.1. Technical Terms

    A Job contains all settings for a specific job. Every job is based on Pages and Signatures.

    Every Signature selected in a job is part of a Template. These templates are saved in the default Preps Templates folder.

    The Marks that are used on the signatures are saved in the default Preps Marks folder.

    A Signature contains a scheme that is made up with an Imposition or with Independent Pages.

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    7. Job Creation for JDF output

    Choose File, New to start an empty job in the main window.

    Browse to the Templates/Metric/A4 Perfect.tpl/16 page SW signature in the Resources/Layout section.

    Double click on this signature to select it in the main window.

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    Select the Part in the Products section and setup the Part Properties like in the screenshot below.

    Click the Add button in the Files section.

    Browse to the content files you want to use and open them.

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    Select the pages that you want to use and drag them on the main window. Note that you need to release the pages on the placeholder when it is shown in gray with a refresh icon.

    In 'Job', 'Job Information' specify following 'Notes' and click OK.

    The Content' from JobId will be used as Order in :APOGEE Prepress. The Content' from Job_Title will be used as Job in :APOGEE Prepress.

    Save the job by choosing File, Save Job.

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    8. Output to JDF Choose File, Print.

    Choose Send to: JDF and select the Press Sheet Size as Media.

    Select 'PDF Color mapping' and switch to the 'Color Separations' tab

    Add Color PANTONE 102 C with Line Screen 100 and Angle 45. This is necessary because Preps adds all

    spot colors from the content files in the JDF file even if they are not used in the job. These spotcolors will have screen settings that cant be handled by :APOGEE.

    Click Print.

    Save the JDF on a shared or mounted location which is accessible by the :APOGEE Prepress server.

    Note:

    Preps generates at the root a JDF file and a JDFMarksFlats folder. This folder contains a PDF file with the marks inside. The content files remain on the shared or mounted location.