Out of necessity, I run many plates as placed pdf's into CS2. Fully patched (patches for CS2 are long done of course) what appears to be a fine pdf failed to render a small simple gradient.
Sequence - A Logo was created in Illy CS5, info shows as Adobe pdf library 9.90, Compatibility 1.5 (Acrobat 6). The logo sheet was placed (lettersize trim) and cropped to the 2 Spot version In ID CS3. (Production notes, cmyk values, etc. cropped)
This CS3 file exported to pdf, and placed into CS2. CS2 failed to build the gradient included in one spot.
Any thoughts relevant to avoiding this. Screen shot shows problem.
It is the machine which see's the printer.
More to the point - It prints to a Mac Shared printer, an Agfa imagesetter.
Other Windows based machines and the Mac sharing the printer have one of two problems - Plates image with the fonts "crammed" . At the end of lines or paragraphs fonts are crammed, set upon/overlapping each other as if the device did not understand the spacing. (Send ppd fonts is always toggled in dialogs without effect.) The workaround is to plate all files with the transparency flattener. I avoid this extra step.
My primary Win Vista station cannot succesfully install the printer; the process I use is Bonjour Printer Wizard which adds Mac printers on Win machines. After discovering the Agfa, windows cheerfully loads a Cannon Bubble Jet driver for it. Quite annoying. I have installed the Agfa PPD local to my System PPD folder, but it's not quite right.
Steve Werner wrote:
Why are you placing PDFs into CS2?
To make direct plates; the file in question was for another print shop, in this case I am their service provider.