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    EPS Importing issues for PrePress

    Gabe, Great and thanks. I do hope the developers can figure out the issue. I have it with all three products (Photo, Designer and Publisher Beta). Thanks again, Jim
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    EPS Importing issues for PrePress

    Thanks for your reply. PrePress? Me? As a student at RIT in the 60’s my first part time job was setting Linotype 3 days a week!! I use a lot of targets for press and paper testing as well digital equipment testing. Not the norm I would agree but many others in the printing do for the same reason. I always want a good competitor to Adobe and hope for Affinity to be that. Thanks again for your reply and agree, I think Serif needs to address this issue. Jim
  3. Designer, Photo and even Publisher Beta has issues with importing prepress or print targets. When Importing the app will just freeze at the importing window or if the EPS is imported it is incorrect, missing elements or converts colors such as 100% black to 400% black. If all three programs are going to work in the printing industry these targets must work! I have attached a sample EPS target. Something with the core programs must have a problem interpreting the EPS files. I'd be interesting in Serifs thoughts. Jim K VS1P07U.EPS
  4. I did download Designer best 1.7 (I'm also testing Publisher beta). I still got the same results with the EPS file you sent me. I have attached a screen shot so you can see how the file either opens or places. Also, where 100% black solids are designer "sees" them as 400% black. You can see in the attached images how some things are missing when you compare to the original EPS image I sent you yesterday. Let me know what you think and thanks! Jim K
  5. I'm running version 1.6.1. I didn't know there was an update to 1.7. I down loaded your file but some of the inner targets are missing such as 1x1 checker spot size verification. If there is an update to 1.7, the Apple App Store has not updated me. Thanks Jim K
  6. Attached is one of the EPS files that locks up Affinity Designer but loads in Illustrator CS5 just fine.Let me know what you think. Jim K VS1P07U.EPS
  7. I'm trying to place some EPS files that are used as control targets for Offset Printing. When I try to place them the import window pops up and all I get is the "spinning beach ball" (I'm on a Mac). Not all EPS files do this but these control targets do. Any ideas on this one?? Thanks Jim K
  8. V_kyr - thanks for all your help but I solved the issue. Usually when you give a PDF off to a printer (offset or digital) they will add their own profile. What I needed to do was not use a preset (I’ll create my own) and uncheck to “embed profile”. I also unchecked honor spot colors (since I had none) and over print black as I wanted black type at 100% so it would knock out underneath. That work perfectly. If you are handing off the Affinity Designer file (or any Affinity file or folder (Publisher) you can leave a profile. The printer then can change or use the one you selected. I.e. Uncoated sheetfed, etc. Anyway, problem solved. I was just use to using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and in the very early days Pagemaker and Quark!!! Thanks again. James
  9. V_kyr - thanks for your reply. I do understand the difference between True black and Rich black. In my case I did set the type to 100% black, C, M, Y at 0%. When I bring the PDF file into Acrobat and check separations - only when the profile is set to Generic CMYK does it show the black at 100%, and CMY at 0%. If I change the profile to, for example, Web coated black is a combination of CMYK. Illustrator does not do that. I’m trying to understand why the values are changing. I know the printer will apply their own profile. James
  10. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but I create a document in CYMK. I want the type to be 100% black (not a 4-color build). I also do the same for any drop shadows. Now to hand off the project to my printer as a PDF (for print). Unfortunately when I bring the PDF into Acrobat and check separations the type and drop shadows are now a 4-color build not the 100% black I made it. Either I am doing something wrong or there is a bug in Designer. Any ideas on this one?
  11. I am running version 1.7 beta and you are correct - I was able to import images from a CD. Normally one would transfer images from a CD to a drive but not always. Thanks!!
  12. I’ll try placing the file tomorrow. I had a similar problem when trying to place an image from a CD into Affinity Publisher. I have not tried Designer - I’ll do that tomorrow.
  13. Thanks - Yes, if I copy the images from the CD to the Mac’s hard drive they open just fine. If I try to open them from the Images CD I get the “Read Only” error. James
  14. I just discovered an interesting item. In Affinity Photo I tried opening an image from a CD. I got an error telling me it can't open it as it is a "Read only image" That same image opens find from the CD in Photoshop CC. Is this a bug in Affinity Photo?? James
  15. It turns out the the specialized EPS file I am using is converting everything to CMYK. I have provided that file to the engineers at Serif. Once I deleted the EPS file everything worked fine. The EPS file is a specialized digital printing target. It’s only 4.5 megs but takes forever to place in Publisher and Designer. It’s a very weird file. However, that being said the file works without any issues with InDesign but has issues with Illustrator. Thanks for your help! Sky