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Pulling it all together

Your Tutorial on how to prepare for Clear Spot Varnish PT3



Pulling it all together in Adobe InDesign

Now that you have created your raster mask for clear you are ready to put it together.

1. Follow the set-up instructions for InDesign on the previous page.

2. Place your color image on a layer below your varnish layer.

3. Copy the image.

4. Paste in Place on the "varnish" layer.

5. Relink the file to your raster file "filename_Clear.psd".

6. With your graphic still selected go to Window > Effects and choose Mulitply. This prevents the image below the clear layer from knocking out. (see F above.)



Creating a high-res PDF

It's important to choose the correct settings when saving a PDF for printing with clear EA Toner. Follow the steps below to create a PDF preset for saving high-res PDFs right out of InDesign.

1. From the main menu select: File > Adobe PDF Presets > Press Quality, and click save.

2. Select General: Compatibility > and choose Acrobat 6. On the lower right side check: Create Acrobat Layers. (see G above.)

3. Select Compression: Color Images > Do Not Downsample. Compression > JPEG, Images Quality > Maximum. Choose the same for Grayscale Images. Monochrome Images > CCITT Group 4. (see H above.)

4. Set up Marks and Bleeds if desired.

5. Select Output: Color > no Color Conversion. Select > Include All RGB and Tagged source CMYK Profiles. Click on Ink Manager and make sure the box for All Spots to Process is unchecked. (See I above.)

6. Click on Save Preset and name it Xerox Digital Press_Clear.



Checking your PDF

1. Open your PDF in Acrobat Professional.

2. From the main menu select: Advanced > Print Production > Output Preview > Show Spot Colors. If your file is set up correctly all designated clear varnish areas should be visible. If you mouse over a clear varnish area the percentage should change.

Trouble shooting

If the clear varnish color has knocked out the image below, make sure that you have specified overprint, or if brought in from Photoshop, multiply has been assigned.

For raster images brought in from Photoshop, make sure the correct name, clear varnish, has been assigned to the color in the monotone menu. Names must match between all files.

If some areas print correctly but other parts have knocked out, make sure the varnish layer is at the top level and nothing sits above the clear varnish area. If your file seems to be set up correctly then send us your artwork

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