The JDF that you will use has been imposed to the size of the press sheet on which it will be printed. It already contains marks to be printed on the actual press sheet. The objective of this step is to add a plate identifier slugline to the plate.
The slugline will appear in the bottom bend of the plate, outside the area of the actual press sheet. The slugline will identify the job, signature, side, and color of the 1-bit TIFF files being output. You will also show the date and time that the plate is made, but you cannot add it at this point since date and time would be interpreted to show when the TIFF file was made, rather than when the plate is made.
- Open the Prinergy Evo Process Template Editor and select a process template group, or create a group (for example, create a group and call it
You will create an Output from Imposition template inside this group.
- From the File menu, select New Output from Imposition Template.
- At the top of the process template, in the Output To list, select Virtual Proof.
Prinergy VPS files are 1-bit TIFF files. They can be output to plate by Prinergy Evo TIFF Downloader and viewed on screen using Prinergy VPS software.
- Open the Layout section and make the follow settings:
Media: The press sheet is 26 by 20 inches but you will create a TIFF file to output it on a 28-by-24-inch plate. (If you were not adding a slugline at this point, you could make the TIFF 26 x 20 to allow the plate size to be determined at output time.)
Size Cut Sheet Max Width 28 inch Max Height 24 inch
Placement: You need to center the press sheet across the plate and shift it up 3/8 inch to allow for the plate bend.
Align Horizontally Center Align Vertically Bottom Shift Vertically 0.375 inch
Slugline: You will add text in the plate bend to show the job name (as represented by the name of the JDF file), signature, side, and color of the individual plate. Variables that you enter inside $[…] will be replaced with the appropriate information each time this process template is run. Anything else you enter in the slugline mark will appear on the output as you typed it.
Job: $[JobName] Sig: $[Sig] Side: $[SurfaceName] Color: $[Color]
Text size 10 .0 Place on media from left: 0.5 inch from bottom: 0.25 inch
- Open the File Delivery section and make the following changes:
Custom File Naming
Use Custom File Naming selected Filename Template remove
%job%.from the default string shown, leaving
Processed File Location
Send Processed files to selected Device Path ..\TIFF Files
- Save the template in your selected group and give it an appropriate name, such as