If you need to remake a plate, you can do so using the Plate Remake tool. This enables you to remake a plate using the same settings and output device that were used to output the original plate.
For example, suppose that you are printing a job at night and notice that one of the plates that was made during the day shift is damaged. You can use the Plate Remake tool to quickly remake the plate without needing to know how to use Workshop or what settings the day shift operator used to make the original plate, and without opening the job or modifying any process templates. The new plate is output using the settings that were applied when the original plate was made, including being output to the same device that was originally used.
Plate information is kept for 30 days, so you can remake a plate using the Plate Remake tool for up to 30 days after the original plate was output.
To remake a plate using the Plate Remake tool, you must know the identification number of the plate.
$[PlateID]must be included in one of the following locations:
The Plate Details box is automatically populated with information about the plate—for example, the job, imposition, signature, surface, and separation.
You cannot change any other settings that were used to make the original plate. For example, you cannot change the output device.
The plate is output to the device specified in the process template that was used to output the original plate.