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Trapping

Aug 8, 2012 12:10 PM

I'm trying to create a trapped PDF through Acrobat. I'm sending the Postscript file out of Indesign with all the trapping presets. If the file has any complexity to it, it rips to about 80% and then stops. If it's a easy page it rips and traps beautifully. We have a customer that is requesting trapped PDF's and I'm trying to get to the bottom of this problem. Is there a setting in Acrobat thats causing it to hang up, do we need a different rip. Anyone have any ideas?

 

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    Aug 9, 2012 1:59 AM   in reply to jjohnmpls

    So, when you say "RIP" do you mean "Distiller Server"? Or is this actually happening in the RIP?

     
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    Aug 9, 2012 10:26 AM   in reply to jjohnmpls

    Ok, some Adobe PostScript RIPs include an in-RIP trapping engine.

     

    But neither Distiller nor Distiller Server does in-RIP trapping. It isn't really a possibility, in-RIP trapping works at the level of the final bitmap, not an intermediate PDF.

     

    Or do you mean that you've trapped it in Illustrator already and just want a PDF? If so, just save as PDF.

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 3:54 PM   in reply to jjohnmpls
     
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