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Setting up your files for clear

Simply applying a spot or flood of clear dry ink over your image or page can have a dramatic effect on your design. Follow these proven techniques to achieve the effects shown in this guide using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop applications.

In addition to more creative techniques, there are several basic effects that can be achieved with your Xerox Color 1000 Presses by applying clear EA Toner, right at the press, without having to go back into the layout program. The printer, right at the print server, can specify to:

  • Add clear to all photos on a page.
  • Flood an entire page with clear.
  • Add clear to all text.
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This capability, of designating areas to receive clear EA Toner without having to modify original files, lets printers act as true consultants to their customers, helping them get the greatest effect and maximum impact from their pieces as possible.

Read on for more complex design techniques that can simulate varnish effects, including tinted varnishes, that were previously only achieved with offset printing. These effects can easily be set up in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop applications.