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This guide provides the following tools:

  • The activity structure table lists all activities included in this guide. See this list to determine which activities best suit your needs based on your workflow, and the licensed features included in your Prinergy system.
  • The  Prinergy Activity Practice Files folder is available on the Kodak Partner Place portal. To download the activity files from Partner Place, follow these steps:
    1. Log on to the Partner Place internet portal at https://partnerplace.kodak.com/.
    2. On the Service & Support tab, select Search Knowledgebase Answers.
    3. In the search box, type Prinergy Activity Files, and click Search.
      You will see a list of available answers that include your search term.
    4. To narrow the search results, use the Filter by Product and Filter by Category lists on the left side.
    5. Click the answer that you want to access.
    6. Download the PGY_Activity_Files.zip file to a folder on the desktop of your Prinergy server. 
  • Practice activities provide you with hands-on learning. Each activity is created to simulate a specific scenario, and includes step-by-step procedures for you to follow. Each activity also includes review questions that assist in identifying any problem areas that require additional support.

  • Using these activities
  • Activity structure
  • Documentation resources

Using these activities

Activities are either recommended or optional. Recommended activities provide a fundamental understanding of the Prinergy workflow. Optional activities provide information about a specific procedure or licensed option.
It isn't necessary to complete every activity in this guide. Decide which activities best fit your knowledge requirements and complete only those activities.
Important: This training guide has been developed using Prinergy Workflow version 7.5. If you notice that information or behaviors described in this activity guide do not match those of the Prinergy Workflow software installed in your work environment, then your software version is likely older than the version used to create these training materials. If you experience difficulties based on these differences, please communicate any problems to a service representative for clarification.

Activity structure

The following table lists all activities included in this guide. Use this outline to determine which activities best suite your needs based on your workflow and the licensed options included in your system.
The first 12 activities introduce a Prinergy loose-PDF-page workflow. These activities focus on creating jobs, adding input files, refining input files, and creating loose page proofs of PDF pages.

Prinergy Digital

Refine and Output

Prinergy Workflow

Activity name and description

Time to complete (minutes)




Activity 1: Manage jobs in a Prinergy environment
Demonstrates renaming, locating, moving, copying, and destroying jobs.

15-20
Recommended




Activity 2: Working with Prinergy—refine an input file to PDF
Demonstrates how to access the Prinergy system and start Workshop. Activity focuses on a loose page PDF workflow.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 3: Refine, bypass refine, and edit a PDF file
Provides further practice using the refine process and highlights shortcut processes.

15-20
Recommended




Activity 4: Prepare a print-ready PDF input file

20-30
Optional




Activity 5: Color-map PDF pages
Demonstrates various methods used to handle spot colors in a Prinergy workflow.

30-45
Recommended




Activity 6: Automatically trap a PDF page during refine
Demonstrates the automated batch-trapping feature available in a base Prinergy system.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 7: Use the Advanced Preflight option to preflight an input file with profile-based preflight during refine
Demonstrates how to create and use preflight profiles in a Prinergy workflow.

20-30
Optional




Activity 8: Use the Preflight+ option to preflight an input file during refine
Demonstrates how to create and use preflight+ profiles in a Prinergy workflow.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 9: Create and use a refine process template
Demonstrates how to create and use a refine process template.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 10: Manage custom fields
Demonstrates how to use a customized refine process template.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 11: Create and use a loose page proof process template
Demonstrates how to create and use a customized loose page output process template.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 12: Maintain transparency attributes
Demonstrates how to preserve transparency settings for PDF versions 1.4 or later.

20-30
Recommended

The following activities introduce a Prinergy imposed-PDF-page workflow. Procedures covered in these activities focus on assigning PDF pages to imposition plans, adjusting page geometry, creating imposition proofs, creating final output, exporting jobs, and storage management processes.

Prinergy Digital

Refine and Output

Prinergy Workflow

Activity name and description

Time to complete (minutes)




Activity 13: Assign pages to a page set—basic
Demonstrates basic methods of assigning PDF pages to a page set.

15-20
Recommended




Activity 14: Assign pages to a page set— advanced
Demonstrates advanced methods of assigning PDF pages to a page set, including manually adding page sets, reassigning pages, and replacing corrected pages.

30-45
Recommended




Activity 15: Use page sets with imposition plans
Demonstrates the use of page sets with multiple imposition plans. Activity also illustrates how page sets can be used for step-and-repeat requirements.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 16: Use signature selection and page aliases
Demonstrates how to work interactively with Kodak Preps, (accessed via Prinergy), to use the automated signature selection feature.

20-30
Optional




Activity 17: Edit a Preps imposition
Demonstrates how to work interactively with Kodak Preps, (accessed via Prinergy), to create and edit Preps templates.

20-30
Optional




Activity 18: Create and use an imposition proof process template
Demonstrates how to create and use a customized imposition proof process template.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 19: Create signature books
Demonstrates how to create a 1-up or 2-up reader-order proof of an imposition plan layout.

15-20
Optional




Activity 20: Adjust page offsets overview
Demonstrates how to use the Geometry Editor to define offset values. Values are then entered in Prinergy Workshop.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 21: Generate final output
Demonstrates how to create and use a final output process template, including plate remaking.

20-30
Recommended




Activity 22: Export and import jobs
Demonstrates how to export all or parts of a job and then import the data into another job.

15-20
Recommended




Activity 23: Manage jobs and job elements using archiving
Demonstrates how to archive, purge, and retrieve job information in a Prinergy system.

20-30
Optional




 Activity 24: Select ColorFlow color setups in Prinergy 
Demonstrates how to identify a ColorFlow color setup for a Prinergy job, and identify ColorFlow options for output purposes.

20-30

 Recommended

The following activities introduce Prinergy automated workflows. These activities cover automated options available in all Prinergy systems and those purchased as licensed options.

Prinergy Digital

Refine and Output

Prinergy Workflow

Activity name and description

Time to complete (minutes)




Activity 25: Create a template job attached to a hot folder
Demonstrates how to create a template job that can be used as a base for multiple jobs. Hot folders are also introduced.

30-45
Optional




Activity 26: Create and use a workflow template
Demonstrates how to create and use a workflow template that is triggered by a hot folder.

30-45
Optional




Activity 27: Create and use a smart hot folder
Demonstrates how to create a smart hot folder to create a job, add and refine an input file, and generate Prinergy VPS proofs.

45-60
Optional




Activity 28: Use rules-based automation
Demonstrates how to edit a sample rule to create an automated workflow. Activity also introduces how to create and use a customized rule.

45-60
Optional




Activity 29: Use automated page assignment (APA)
Demonstrates how to create an APA rule that will automatically assign PDF pages to page set positions in an imposition plan.

30-45
Optional




Activity 30: Reprint Prinergy Evo jobs
Demonstrates how to reprint Prinergy Evo jobs.

20-30
Optional




Activity 31: Use layered PDF versioning
Demonstrates how to extract base and change objects from refined PDF pages, and then merge multiple versions together at output.

45-60
Optional




Activity 32: Use layered PDF versioning with automated page assignment
Demonstrates how to use layered PDF versioning combined with an APA rule.

30-45
Optional

The following activities introduce licensed Kodak plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat software. Activities in this section cover Kodak Prinergy Plate Builder software, Kodak Prinergy PDF Compare software, Kodak Prinergy PDF Merge software, Kodak Prinergy DotShop software, and a variety of trapping activities that utilize the Kodak PDF Trap Editor software.

Prinergy Digital

Refine and Output

Prinergy Workflow

Activity name and description

Time to complete (minutes)




Activity 33: Use Plate Builder
Demonstrates how to use Plate Builder to add white, bump, and varnish plates to a Prinergy job.

15-20
Optional




Activity 34: Use PDF Compare and PDF Merge
Demonstrates how to compare the differences between two PDF files, and how to merge the contents of two PDF files into one.

20-30
Optional




Activity 35: Use DotShop
Demonstrates how to use DotShop Composer and Prinergy DotShop to edit halftone screening in PDF files.

20-30
Optional




Activity 36: Create a basic vector trap
Demonstrates how to create, view and edit a trap using the PDF Trap Editor.

15-20
Optional




Activity 37: Create a rich black trap
Demonstrates how to trap a booster color using the PDF Trap Editor.

15-20
Optional




Activity 38: Set opacities for trapping
Demonstrates how to specify different ink opacities for trapping purposes using the PDF Trap Editor.

15-20
Optional




Activity 39: Manage varnishes when trapping
Demonstrates how to specify a varnish layer, and remove trapping requirements using the PDF Trap Editor.

15-20
Optional




Activity 40: Trap with multiple trap widths
Demonstrates how to set various trap widths to suit specific types of inks and printing processes, using the PDF Trap Editor.

15-20
Optional




Activity 41: Create a reverse trap (keepaway)
Demonstrates how to create a "keep away" trap line to avoid ink contamination using the PDF Trap Editor.

15-20
Optional




Activity 42: Use trap trimming
Demonstrates how to "clip" a trap line that extends beyond the midpoint of the object being trapped, using the PDF Trap Editor.

15-20
Optional

The following activities introduce the Prinergy Digital workflow. The first module provides introductory information about Prinergy Digital, and includes concepts and descriptions of the core tasks involved in a Prinergy Digital workflow. All the other modules describe how Prinergy Digital works in various device specific environments. Based on the type of digital press or presses installed at a customer's shop, you may only need to refer to one or two additional modules.

Prinergy Digital

Refine and Output

Prinergy Workflow

Activity name and description

Time to complete (minutes)



Activity 43: Introduction to Prinergy for Digital Direct and Digital Submit20-30
Optional




Activity 44: Using Prinergy for digital print

20-30
Optional



Activity 45: Use Preflight+ to verify that a print-ready PDF input file is GWG 2012 compliant

20-30
Optional



Activity 46: Submit a Prinergy job to a digital device20-30
Optional


Documentation resources

The following resources are available on the Kodak Partner Place internet portal at https://partnerplace.kodak.com/

  • Prinergy Workflow User Guide
  • Prinergy System Administration User Guide
  • Rules-Based Automation User Guide
  • Layered PDF Versioning User Guide
  • Prinergy Digital Print User Guide
  • Learning Prinergy for Digital Print Student Guide
  • ColorFlow User Guide
  • ColorFlow Workflow Poster
  • Kodak ColorFlow Software Self-Based Training

Recommended reading

  • Prinergy Workflow Workshop User Guide
  • Prinergy System Administrator User Guide—Mac Client File-Sharing Protocols