I-PDFxM - this plugin creates a "raster based" PDF/x format
file that has lineart at high resolution and images
at a lower resolution. I-PDFxM allows you to control
the resolution of both the LW and CT layer. This gives
much more reliability than vector PDF files.
This method has many benefits:
I-PDFxM is a PDF Converter that creates trapped pdf files.
a. Since it is based on the actual rendered data
from the rip - the PDF creation is separate from the
input source therefore any supported input source,
including PDF, PS and EPS, can be converted to PDF
b. I-PDFxM has full spot color support (as does I-PDF)
and it also supports Ink Remapping (which I-PDF does
c. I-PDFxM files are rock solid and can be sent for
valid output on any rip.
d. I-PDFxM files have NO fonts, just very simple data
Convert PS to PDF with trapping
Convert EPS to PDF with trapping
Convert PDF to trapped PDF
If you are using the Harlequin in-rip imposition and
want to be able to trap PDF files and then impose them,
I-Trap - with I-PDFxM and I-PDF - is what you want!
Previously your only way of working was to send the
final imposition through the Rip and trap the whole
imposed job. Now you can rip and trap PDF pages and
then impose them in the Rip or use any imposition software.
Imagine a print shop, where they are not currently using any kind of Imposition software. Instead they are imposing jobs directly in Quark or whatever the page layout program is. They do a lot of small work and step and repeat is a big part - for instance
24 business cards to a sheet.
Now with I-PDFxM plugin to I-Trap print trapping they
can trap a small business card, convert to PDF/X file
and impose it to a sheet, which saves lots of ripping
In general when considering PDF creation it is important
to determine the intended usage for these PDF files.
Then for each usage you may want to consider various
options for pdf creation software. I-PDFxM plugin for
interactive and automatic I-Trap workflows is the premier
PDF Creation software meeting the general criteria:
High Quality PDF Workflow
Remote Online Proofing
These are general terms and most other specific needs will fall within one or more of these categories.