We just use pitstop or let our printer fix the files using pitstop. If we do the work on a MAC no color issues.
Scott White Media Production Manager Implementation Coordinator 210-704-8239 swhite at alamark.com On Sep 26, 2007, at 2:01 PM, Rush, Jay wrote: > We've been using Frame for years for certain marcom pieces, > particularly where the content is similar or identical to content > in our technical documents. Basically, our technical marketing is > in Frame, while our corporate marketing is in InDesign. We have > successfully worked around Frame's RGB output by using Publi PDF, a > PDF creator/print queue monitor that has a Color Optimizer. It > analyzes the Frame color output and allows us to modify those > colors to either CMYK or Pantone prior to distillation to PDF. It > does a lot more. For instance, we have one print queue monitor set > up such that, by printing to that "printer," Publi PDF creates two > PDFs at the same time, both color-corrected according to our custom > color definitions, one high-res using one custom Distiller > joboption for our print environment, and one low-res using a > different custom Distiller joboption for posting to our website. > Pretty cool. Check it out at http://www.grafikhuset.net/ > international/. > > Jay Rush > > > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces+jrush=c-cor.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+jrush=c-cor.com at lists.frameusers.com] On > Behalf Of Howard Rauch > Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 11:52 AM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Color Output Problems > > Windows XP Professional > FrameMaker 7.0 > Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional > > For the past 10 years I have been working with a firm that > manufactures steel decking for the construction industry. Our major > output has been two catalogs plus two updates (4 catalogs total), > ranging from 60 to 150 pages. Approximately 15-20 pages is text > with supporting illustrations. The remaining pages are tables that > have a header with an illustration of the deck profile and the > circumstance for its use. The tables, mostly on facing pages, are > typically 12 columns x 48 rows (plus or minus). Some tables also > have footnotes. Since our client has requested that each profile is > its owwn discrete file, we combine as many as 50 files into a > FrameMaker book. Except for the covers, the catalogs have been > printed in black + 1 spot color. (The covers are prepared by others > using Quark -- no problem.) > > That one spot color is the problem. Commercial printers seem to > dislike FrameMaker output for offset printing because, in the > printers' view at least, Frame does a lousy job of handling color > output. For the four catalogs, we have used three printers, and > each one has had trouble with Frame's color output despite our > setting up FrameMaker separations and Distiller to the printers' > specifications. They claim that Frame outputs a lot of RGB color or > mixes RGB and CMYK color. The printer also wants output to an 11x17 > page, but Frame says the output will overlap facing pages because > we use right and left master pages with more space on the binding > edge. > > Basically our client is looking for answers two questions: > > 1. Is FrameMaker still the best software choice? If not, what > software or plug-ins would you recommend? > > 2. Assuming we continue with FrameMaker, how can we avoid the color > issues we?ve had with commercial printers? > > I would think that many of you have encountered the same problems, > and I am most interested in hearing how you solved them. > > Howard Rauch > > Technology Transfer, Inc. > "Linking Creators and Users of Technology" > 933 North 18th Street > Manitowoc WI 54220 > Office: 920-682-1528 > Cell: 920-629-0080 > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as jrush at c-cor.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/jrush% > 40c-cor.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as swhite at alamark.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/swhite% > 40alamark.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.