Additional Channels (Fixup Group)

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When outputting print items on transparent substrates, colored paper or brown cardboard, the print item or areas of the print item must be under-printed with a type of barrier layer using white or primer so that color reproduction is accurate and true to the original data. Additionally, selective areas of a print item and the output could be enhanced using a varnish for example.

In this article we'll learn:

  • How you can add a Spot Color separation for White, Varnish or Primer to print items
  • How to change the tint value of an existing Spot Color separation
  • How to reduce the size of an existing Spot Color separation

1. General

The Fixups listed below are located under the Additional Channels drop-down menu [2], which you will find in the footer of the Spot Colors panel [1] under the Print Data tab [3]. These Fixups are also located under the Data Preparation tab [4].

In this Fixup group, we offer FIxups that enable the user to create a Spot Color separation, e.g: White, Varnish or Primer as well as changing the size of existing Spot Color separations or tonal values as well. Further Fixups related to these themes can be found by selecting the search terms: Spot Color Separation, White, Varnish and by selecting the Create radio button listed in the action panel under the Data Preparation tab.

Figure 1: The Print Data tab showing the Spot Colors panel.

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2. Fixups contained in the Additional Channels group

A description of the individual Fixups are written below.

2.1. Fill Closed Path with Spot Color

The aim of this Fixup is to create a separation based on the selected path which uses the defined Spot Color with an additional Spot Color such as: White, Varnish or Primer.

Figure 2: There are two tabs: Basic Settings and Advanced in the Fill Closed Path with Spot Color FIxup.

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Detailed information regarding the functionality of this Fixup and corresponding sample files can be found here.

2.2. Create Spot Color Separation depending on Total Ink Coverage

The aim of this Fixup is to create a Spot Color separation using the Spot Color White, Varnish or Primer depending on the total ink application in order to reduce ink consumption or to achieve a special printing effect.

Figure 3: There are two tabs: Basic Settings and Advanced in the Create Spot Color Separation depending on Total Ink Coverage FIxup.

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Detailed information regarding the functionality of this Fixup and corresponding sample files can be found here.

2.3. Create Spot Color Separation to Printed Objects

The aim of this Fixup is to create a Spot Color separation using the defined Spot Color White, Varnish or Primer only for printed or un-printed objects.

Figure 4: There are two tabs: Basic Settings and Advanced in the Create Spot Color Separation to Printed Objects FIxup.

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Detailed information regarding the functionality of this Fixup and corresponding sample files can be found here.

2.4. Fill PageBox with Spot Color

The aim of this Fixup is to generate a Spot Color separation using Spot Color White, Varnish or Primer to the selected PageBox.

Figure 5: There are two tabs: Basic Settings and Advanced in the Fill PageBox with Spot Color FIxup.

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Detailed information regarding the functionality of this Fixup and corresponding sample files can be found here.

2.5. Change Tint Value for Spot Color

The purpose of this Fixup is to change the tint value of an existing Spot Color separation.

Figure 6: The options of the Change Tint Value for Spot Color FIxup.

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Detailed information regarding the functionality of this Fixup and corresponding sample files can be found here.

2.6. Clip existing White Channel

The aim of this Fixup is to reduce the size of an existing Spot Color channel in order to eliminate overlapping areas in the print.

Figure 7: The Clip Existing White Channel Fixup dialog.

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Detailed information regarding the functionality of this Fixup and corresponding sample files can be found here.