The speed comparison of the manual workflow.The task is to impose two covers and spot varnishing with different trimbox in 2×2 page imposition. Same imposition is made with Kodak Preps and HLine.
Here is the summary of my works in the last years.
The last time when I was preparing for a business trip the agent sent me the email with attached pdf with flight tickets. She asked me to check if I can open the pdf and if all info are clear and readable.
I opened the pdf, went through pages by looking for something suspicious, but found nothing bad. Continue reading
Several times a month I would get a job to make a barcode labels layout. These labels are needed in the case when we deliver books packed to a batch containing 3-5 books. Each packet have to be marked by a label containing publisher’s name, author’s name, the book title, ISBN barcode and a quantity number of books in the packet.
Every time you were up to 10 different book titles and this job took about 30-45 minutes even having the InDesign template job and using the advanced InDesign DataMerge feature. Continue reading
The new release of the softcover book automation HLine 2.1 is available.
What is new:
Compatibility with Preps 6 and 7;
There is no need to keep prepared Preps jobs. The system is self-sufficient and generates complete Preps jobs.
Added columns for press sheet size in the jobs table.
Enables to save properties and clear the log in the application. Continue reading
When I was thinking about moving the imposition process from Kodak Preps 5 to Preps 6, I was concerned about how easy I would remake my automation system, I’d developed before, to the new Preps job specification.
The Kodak’s idea to merge Preps job and template data together into an one file shocked me a little bit and absolutely didn’t meet the concept of my system. It threatened to a lot of coding, much more than it was before. Continue reading