Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Preparing Digital Artwork
PLEASE NOTE: When creating graphics in illustration programs such as Deneba Canvas 8.0 for outputting to an imagesetter or platesetter, it is extremely important that the person creating the graphic have a thorough understanding of imaging in a prepress environment. There is an abundance of complex problems that can occur at output if paths are set up improperly, colors are indicated incorrectly, or other elements such as traps are constructed improperly. The more complicated the graphic becomes, the greater the possibility of problems at output, and therefore the greater need for expertise and experience in creating the files.
1. Place any graphics. Before placing images, they should be checked for the following:
Go to the Place... menu (File->Place...) and navigate to the TIFF or EPS file that you wish to place.
If you select an EPSF graphic to place, you will be prompted with another dialog box for EPSF Import Options. Select Create Canvas Object as shown:
2. Do all editing and assembly.
3. Convert all text to paths. With the text selected, select Convert To Paths (Object->Paths->Convert To Paths). This eliminates the requirement of sending CPC fonts. There isn't a quality loss when converting text to paths.
Exporting CMYK, Grayscale or Line Art
1. Save the graphic. Bring up the Save As dialog box (File->Save As...) and select the File Format EPSF and set all other settings as shown:
After you press Save, a dialog box will be presented that warns about saving files in formats other than Canvas, press Save again.
2. Setup the EPSF Export Options.
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