1. Output Preview
By clicking on Tools > Print Production, we can chose Output Preview. This will display ALL colors used in our document. In the second screen, we see there is CMYK + 2 Spot colors.
Another useful tool is to use Acrobat’s Preflight tool. This gives the same report as XMF’s Preflight tool. It will diagnose missing fonts, low resolution images and other items that may affect print quality.
By clicking on Tools > Print Production, we can chose Preflight. We usually use the Sheetfed Offset or Web Offset Heat Set profiles (the reports will be very similar.)
When the report comes up, you can double-click any item you wish to view, Acrobat will zoom in and circle the error selected. (see screen 2). It is visible that the burst is low resolution. Acrobat will do the same for missing fonts.
Best of all, we can give our Panaprint CSR a pre-emptive email to “Go Ahead on XX items,” so that the project will not be delayed by the final Prepress check before the project goes to press!
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