Packedge/Automation Engine prep for color GC2070 color separations
- Find a computer with the name Esko as part of the name
These computers are usually found in the middle lab.
- Open Packedge
- Checking file and doing trapping
You will check the file, again, for marks as stroke register, and do any trapping necessary. Go to view>Viewer to run on and off colors to make sure the marks and you ID information of color and your name appear on each separation.
- Save as…
The native file format for Packedge is a pdf, make sure the file name starts with your last name.
- Open Esko Automation Engine
- When Automation Engine has opened, click on the Files button on the left pane.
Right click your pdf file and select Launch with>Workflow> “2071 Screen printing films.” If you don’t see the workflow, select “Other” and do a search for 207 to find the workflow.
- The automated steps for prepping the i bit TIFF files will occur, you can watch the progress in the pane below..
The last step of the workflow will copy the separated files to the gcserver for you to access to image the positives.
- The steps of the work flow to get the films into 4 files CMYK
The “Image to Screened Separations” does the separations that makes the lpi of 85, and sets the angles for each color.
The angles are 7.5 ° off normal angles: C= 22.5; M= 52.5; Y= 7.5 and K= 82.5
- To image the films, refer to the LAP for imaging DITR film.