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Check for PDF/X-4 compliance and color accuracy of a workflow by running the Altona Test Suite 2.0.
The documentation package bundled with the Altona Test Suite provides a detailed explanation of the elements that you can use to evaluate output—for example, sample images and typical errors. Use the following settings for the refine and output process templates to run the Altona Test Suite 2.0.

  1. Go to http://www.eci.org.
  2. Download the Altona Test Suite 2.0 from the Downloads section of the European Color Initiative Web site.
  3. Create a job in Prinergy.
  4. Add the Altona input files.
  5. Create or open a refine process template, and in the Generate list, select PDF.
  6. In the Normalize section, under PDF Handling, select Leave As Is.
  7. In the Spot Color Handling section of the refine process template, clear the Map All Spot Colors to Process check box.
  8. In the ColorConvert section of the refine process template, perform the following steps:
    1. Clear all of the check boxes in the Overprint Conversion area.
      For example, clear the Enable Gray Overprint check box.
    2. Clear the Override Embedded Profiles check box.
    3. Clear all of the check boxes in the Assign Source or DeviceLink Profiles area.
      For example, clear the CMYK Images, CMYK Graphics, RGB Images, and RGB Graphics check boxes.
    4. Select the Prefer embedded PDF/X-3 Output Intents for Final Output Profile check box.
    5. Set all the Rendering Intent lists to From PDF.
  9. Set the Trap and Thumbnail sections of the refine process template as desired.
  10. Save the refine process template.
  11. Refine the Altona input files.
  12. Create or open an output process template, and in the Output To list, select TIFF.
    Note: You can choose any raster format that supports contone data.
  13. In the ColorConvert section of the selected output process template, perform the following steps:
    1. In the JTP list, select ColorMatch.
    2. In the Match Colors area, select Match Colors in Page Content.
    3. Set Assumed Source or DeviceLink Profile to Exactly as Applied During Refining.
    4. Clear the Overprint Handling check box. (OPH is applied in output).
    5. In the Method list, select Raster.
  14. In the Render section of the selected output process template, perform the following steps:
    1. Set Shades to 256.
    2. Clear the Do Separations check box.
    3. Set Spot Color Handling to Convert to Process.
    4. Select the Always use Color-Combiner to Convert Spots check box.
      Note: Spot colors will automatically convert to process colors.
  15. Output the file.
    You can view the results in TIFF Assembler Plus or output the refined PDF file to an ink jet proofer, or output the refined PDF file to a halftone proofer. For example, output to a Spectrum device.
    Assuming that the halftone donor materials match the press inks colorimetrically, color matching and overprint handling is not required—simply output to a halftone proofer as you normally would. If the donors are different and you want to use color matching, in the Match Colors area of the output process template, in the Method list, select Vector.
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