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Sep Studio 4™

Converting Files to PDF with Adobe Illustrator

There is a proper ways for Adobe Illustrator users to prepare a PDF file for Sep Studio 4. You’ll achieve your best separations easily by following these simple guidelines.

Learn by watching the video, or review the written transcript. If you still have questions submit a tech ticket, or reply back to your technician in an open ticket.

Video Transcript

Today we’re going to cover the proper way for Adobe Illustrator users to prepare a PDF file for Sep Studio 4. Although PDF is widely used and very powerful many online art services still provide files only as EPS or the native Adobe Illustrator format (dot AI). Simply open the file in Adobe Illustrator then go to the File menu, choose Document Color Mode, and make sure the file is in RGB mode, if it’s not change it to be RGB.

Now, let’s choose “Save As” then set the format to PDF.

No need to make any changes here, the default settings you see are perfect. Standard: None, Compatibility: Acrobat 6, and under Output: No color conversion and don’t include profiles. No need to worry about any of the settings under the other sections.

You won’t have to review these each time as they are Adobe’s standard default settings. Just choose PDF and save with confidence. It’s that easy.

Now let’s open our new converted downloaded file in Sep Studio 4. It’s instantly and properly separated. We see the original artist added a background, we don’t want to print that so lets delete that separation and replace it with a non-printing textile color. We also would like an underbase so lets create one, default setting should be fine. Now we’re ready to open the  print window.

Everything looks good here, the separations are automatically nested perfectly. So lets print. You’re making films that fast.

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