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You need to set different opacities for inks prior to trapping and then view the results.

Create a job

Note: Your instructor, service representative, or your system administrator will supply a user name and password, and tell you which server and Prinergy volume to use.

  1. If it is not already open, start Prinergy Workshop.
  2. In Job Finder, right-click your main group, and choose New Job.
  3. Type the job name XX_Set_Opacities (where <XX> represents your initials).
  4. Click Create.
  5. Minimize the Job Manager window.

Copy an input file to the job folder and add input files to the job

  1. From your workstation, locate: Prinergy Activity Practice Files / Act_38_Set Trap Opacities / Input File
  2. Restore Job Manager.
  3. Open the Input File folder. 
  4. Drag the CartonGrn.pdf file to the Job Manager's Input Files area.
  5. In the Add Input Files dialog box that appears, under Options, click Select and select the 1stRef-Normz refine process template.
  6. Click OK.
    Your file is copied to the UserDefinedFolders folder.
  7. In the Start Process dialog box, click OK to start the Refine process

Color map the refined PDF page

  1. In the Pages pane, right-click CartonGrn.p1.pdf and select the process template: Refine > Refine > Refine > 2ndRef-MapColors.
  2. In the Start Process dialog box, click the Color Mapping button.
  3. In the Color Mappings dialog box, select Dieline.
  4. In the Color Information section, select Add.
  5. In the Select a Color Library dialog box, select the following:
    SystemCMYK
    Job (XX_Set_Opacities)
  6. Click OK.
  7. In the Color Editor dialog box, select the following:
    Trapping Information: 
    Opacity= Dieline 
    Alternate Color Space = 100% Magenta
  8. Click OK.
  9. In the Color Mappings dialog box, select PANTONE 8040 C.
  10. In the Color Information section, select Add.
  11. In the Select a Color Library dialog box, select the following:
    SystemCMYK
    Job (XX_Set_Opacities)
  12. Click OK.
  13. In the Color Editor dialog box, select the following:
    Trapping Information: 
    Opacity= Opaque 
    Alternate Color Space = 15Y, 40K
  14. Click OK.
  15. In the Color Mappings dialog box, select PANTONE 8722 C.
  16. In the Color Information section, select Add.
  17. In the Select a Color Library dialog box, select the following:
    SystemCMYK
    Job (XX_Set_Opacities)
  18. Click OK.
  19. In the Color Editor dialog box, select the following:
    Trapping Information: 
    Opacity= Opaque 
    Alternate Color Space = 95C, 90Y, 15K
  20. Click OK.
  21. Change the Print Order so that PANTONE 8040 C is the last color applied.
    Note: This will ensure that the trap line between silver and green is applied in the correct direction.
  22. In the Color Mappings dialog box, click OK.
  23. In the Start Process dialog box, click OK.

Trap the PDF page using the Kodak PDF trap editor

  1. Open the CartonGrn.p1.pdf file in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Click the Kodak PDF Trap Editor button on the toolbar to start PDF Trap Editor.
  3. Click the Trap Page icon.
  4. In the Trap Page section, enter a value of 0.25 pt (.0875mm). Click the Trap Page button.
  5. Select Highlight Traps icon to view the elements that have been trapped.
  6. Close the trapped PDF file and save the changes.
  7. Close XX_Set_Opacities Job Manager.
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