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In this activity, you will use the Preflight+ option to verify that a print-ready PDF file supplied is compliant with GWG 2012 specifications, and to fix compliance issues.

Create a job

  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_Preflight_Plus (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_04_Prepare_print-ready_PDF / Input File
  2. Restore Job Manager.
  3. Open the Input File folder. 
  4. Drag the <Your Initial>_KDK_Pkg_ONEmag_Aug2011_Print.pdf file that you created earlier in Activity 4 to the Job Manager's Input Files area.
  5. In the Add Input Files dialog box that appears, under Options, clear the Process Selected Files Using Process Template check box.
  6. Click OK.
    Your file is copied to the UserDefinedFolders folder.
  7. Minimize the Job Manager window.

Refine the input file using the GWG 2012 preflight+ profile

  1. In the Input Files pane, right-click <Your Initial>_KDK_Pkg_ONEmag_Aug2011_Print.pdf, and select the process template: Refine > Refine > 1stRef-Normz.

  2. In the Start Process dialog box, click the Edit Process Template button.

  3. In the Edit Process dialog box, click Edit Process Template.
  4. Place a check mark beside PDF Preflight and open the section.

  5. Make sure that the Preflight+ option is selected.

  6. In the Warnings list, select Warn.

  7. In the Errors list, select Warn.

  8. In the Fixed Errors list, select Warn.

  9. In the Run Preflight+ on original files area, in the Select a profile to run list Prepress (analyze only) group, select the Sheetfed offset (CMYK and Spots) (GWG 2015) (analyze only) profile. 
    Note: In Prinergy versions earlier than 8.0, the profiles may have 2012 in the name (instead of 2015).

  10. Select the Analyze option.
  11. In the Run Preflight+ on normalized files area, in the Select a profile to run list Prepress group, select the Sheetfed offset (CMYK and Spots) (GWG 2015) profile.

  12. Select the Analyze and Fix option.



  13. Click OK.

  14. In the Start Process dialog box, click OK.
    Note: Editing this process template is temporary. When you modify a process template in this way, any changes to the process template are discarded when the process is complete. The changes do not affect the original process template and are not saved with the job. You cannot redo the same process without making the same changes to the process template again.

Review the input file preflight report 

  1. Review the issues identified during the preflight process.
  2. In the Pages pane, select all the pages, and from the Jobs menu, select Preflight+ Input File Report Viewer.
  3. View the overview summary of issues found on page 1 of the report.



  4. In Acrobat, open in the View menu and select Comment >Review.
  5. Under Comments List, in the Find box, type Text is smaller.



  6. Click a comment to view the page content the warning was generated for.
  7. Under Comments List, in the Find box, type now White text. 
  8. Click a comment to view the white text on page 15.
  9. Select the Hide All Comments (Mac keyboard shortcut: Command + Shift + 8)  setting to see the text generating the warning more clearly. Then select the Show All Comments ( Mac command +8)  to return to the comments list.



    Notes:
    • The generated Preflight warnings illustrate that creating a print-ready PDF with GWG recommend application settings is not a guarantee for a compliant PDF. For example 5 point text is non-complaint, but the preset will not remove or enlarge your type for you (for obvious reasons). Also you can have spot colors in your document, but you must explicitly set those to convert to process in the InDesign output window (the preset cannot convert to process for you). 
    • The following warning message might appear Destination profile not recommended for Sheetfed Offset (GWG 2012) if you used the GRACol2006_Coated1v2 as the output intent profile in Activity 4. This warning message maybe ignored as long as the output intent profile is recommended by your printer or local printing association.
    • To detect print problems before generating PDF/X4-P out of Adobe InDesign it is recommended that you use the InDesign Live Preflight tool when designing.
    • If the PDF/X output intent ICC profile version used is greater than 2, a preflight error message is generated because certain industry standards prohibit the use of latest ICC profile versions.  
      Prinergy workflow supports the use of version 4 ICC profiles, therefore the ICC version 4 check can be edited.

Review the refined PDF preflight report

  1. Review the issues identified during the preflight process.
  2. In the Pages pane, select all the pages, and from the Jobs menu, select Preflight+ Refined File Report Viewer.
  3. Review the Fixups and Warnings in Preflight+ report for the refined pages.

 

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