How to Print Separations from Illustrator
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AccuRIP™ allows you to freely use all of your design programs for film output.
Whether you use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or CorelDRAW there is nothing new to learn.
Here’s a four color design built with solid and blended spot colors.
You may also use Pantone or CMYK colors if you’d like, with AccuRIP™ there are no restrictions.
You’ll notice I’ve made easy to see registration marks using the registration color.
I’ve also created large separation labels using the same colors as I have in the image.
The program supplied marks and labels are two small for my needs as a printer.
Now, I’m ready to print my separations.
Choose Print and from the Print Window I choose the AccuRIP™ to Epson driver.
Today I’ll be using my Epson 1430.
That’s all you have to do for AccuRIP™.
That’s all you need to address.
It even loads its own PPD file.
Pretty cool, I must say.
Now I can choose to match the film size of my printer.
This will print four films for the current job by placing each color in the middle of each film or because this is a small graphic I can choose Custom.
Now Adobe Illustrator will pick the document dimensions which for this image is 5 inches by 7 inches.
Once I print AccuRIP™ automatically gangs all four of the separations onto one film.
You will not see this in the preview.
It just happens.
You will see it on your film.
And you’ll also see a lot of your costs go down and efficiency go up.
More information about this feature can be found in the Knowledgebase and Video Café section of this website.
Now I’ll choose Output and change from Composite to Separations (Host-Based).
As you can see all of the PostScript separation options now become available.
I can turn On and Off any combination of colors I wish.
By default the lock screens feature of AccuRIP™ will override all of these halftone settings.
So I don’t have to address them, saving me lots of time and effort yet again.
Click Print and now all four separations are sent to AccuRIP™.
Again, very simple.
Now my favorite thing about AccuRIP is that it doesn’t need to be open to be used.
Try it, once you actually set it up it’s ready to go and will be doing everything you need behind the scenes in a sense.
And this is why AccuRIP™ is so friendly, efficient, and one of the many reasons why it’s fast becoming the standard for RIP software.
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