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by bens
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: convert raster image to pantone color
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: convert raster image to pantone color

The ideas of both jslater and abailescollins could work quite well, depending on your needs. Here's another option. * If the image is ICC tagged, untag it. * Turn colour management off. * Convert the image to Gray. * Remap (not convert) the image to the spot colour. * If desired, use a curve or chan...
by bens
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: Weird GUI issue with Action lists
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Weird GUI issue with Action lists

You'd get a flat list if the search is active. Do you see a small x in a circle in the search box? If so, try clicking that to clear the search.
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by bens
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: Love Pitstop, hate Acrobat
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Love Pitstop, hate Acrobat

Have you looked at Esko's ArtPro+? It has a focus on packaging PDFs.
by bens
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: Love Pitstop, hate Acrobat
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Love Pitstop, hate Acrobat

Have you looked at Esko's ArtPro+? It has a focus on packaging PDFs.
by bens
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Random Spot Colors - Convert to CMYK
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Random Spot Colors - Convert to CMYK

LasseThid that Action List will convert all spot colours because a check does not change the selection. If you want to only convert spot colours that are not in a specific PANTONE library, you can use "Select spot color" and set it to "Select Spot Color by PANTONE color library". If you want to sele...
by bens
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Clean up content converting strokes to fills
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Clean up content converting strokes to fills

Change the Select all right before Crop line art to: Select spot color NOT In the spot color selection make it select a spot color by name and fill out or select the Dieline spot color. This will select everything _except_ objects using the Dieline separation. You can also use a regular expression o...
by bens
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: PitStop Server
Topic: Action list not performed icm preflight
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Re: Action list not performed icm preflight

Sorry I misunderstood. The GWG profile contains a number of changes regarding page boxes. In the Profile Editor go to the Action List tab try disabling everything in the "Changes" list and try again. If it works then try re-enabling the change Action Lists one by one to find which one breaks it. My ...
by bens
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: Skew/Wrap designs for cups?
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Re: Skew/Wrap designs for cups?

I don't think you'll be able to do that with PitStop. You probably need something like Esko's Studio https://www.esko.com/en/solutions/flexi ... nk-sleeves
by bens
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: PitStop Server
Topic: Action list not performed icm preflight
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Re: Action list not performed icm preflight

How are you calling the CLI? More specifically, how are you telling it which Preflight Profile and Action List(s) to use? I believe that on the command line you can only pass one at a time, but if you use a config xml you can have as many as you want.
by bens
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: PitStop Server
Topic: Error - No other information
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Error - No other information

That "Error" in your screenshot is the preflight status. That is: a check somewhere in the Preflight Profile or Action List(s) you use flagged an error in the PDF. This may be a bit confusing, but this doesn't necessarily mean anything went wrong! It could for example just be that the PDF contains a...
by bens
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Preflighting
Topic: Select Dieline and Convert to spot
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Re: Select Dieline and Convert to spot

Apparently you can't create a new spot color from within PitStop Server. PitStop Server indeed does not include the colour picker. There is one action ("Remap spot color") that can create a new spot colour without needing the colour picker, but it only works if you're starting from another spot col...
by bens
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Preflighting
Topic: Pitstop Library Error Code 3402
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

Re: Pitstop Library Error Code 3402

That error indicates the report file was not created, which could happen for a number of reasons. Are you creating an annotated report perhaps? If so, it could be that there is something in the file that prevents creating the annotated report - e.g. document permissions or a corrupt input file. It c...
by bens
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Color Profiles
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Re: Color Profiles

All I want to do is make sure every file I let through pitstop server, ends up being FOGRA39 color profile, but clients sometimes send files with ISO Coated or Web Coated swop, and so on... That does indeed sound like a normal colour conversion to FOGRA39, as Andrew said. For this you'll need to se...
by bens
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Action Lists
Topic: Color Profiles
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Re: Color Profiles

If I understand correctly you want the tagging actions. When tagging an object with an ICC profile, PitStop will not change the CMYK values. You can do this in the Inspector with the ICC dropdown, or in an Action List with "Tag object with an ICC profile". As long as you only use the "tag" (and perh...
by bens
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: PitStop Pro
Topic: 3D Visualization
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: 3D Visualization

Like you said PDF indeed has support for 3D objects, but PitStop does not since it's somewhat outside of the prepress segment. It sounds like you're looking for something like Esko's Studio https://www.esko.com/en/products/studio-18.