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Output Properties

To set the output properties of a PrintFactory Queue

Proceed as follows:
  1. Double-click the PrintFactory Queue of your choice.
  2. Make sure that the correct Queue type is selected.
  3. Click the Output tab.
  4. Set the output properties of the PrintFactory Queue:
    • Printer profiles
    • Spot color library
    • Convert all spot colors to process
    • Convert all CMYK spot colors to process
    • Color edits

Printer profiles

A printer profile is specific to each printer and media type that you are using for each queue.
Select the printer profile that most closely matches the target inkjet printer-media combination.
To be able to create a queue in PrintFactory RIP, or to print to the PrintFactory RIP from PrintFactory Editor you need to have profiles installed for that printer in the Calibration folder.
You first need copy profiles in the Calibration folder, or – if you don’t have any – create them with PrintFactory Calibrator.
You can find existing printer profiles in:
  • The PrintFactory library of printer profiles, which is distributed on CD, and updated in the Support area of PrintFactory,gmgcolor.com.
  • The PrintFactory/Calibration/ folder on your computer, which can contain standard or user-defined printer profiles.

For Mac and Windows XP this folder is located in the PrintFactory installation folder, for Windows Vista and Windows 7 either in the individual user’s folder or in the public folder.

If the best match is not close enough, you can create a printer profile with PrintFactory Calibrator.

Spot color library

You can use a specific spot color library for this queue.
Click the Browse button and select the library file you want to use.
The custom spot color library supplements the standard spot color libraries provided in the PrintFactory/Libraries/ folder.
For Mac and Windows XP this folder is located in the PrintFactory installation folder, for Windows Vista and Windows 7 either in the individual user’s folder or in the public folder.
You can add or modify a custom spot color library later on.

Convert all spot colors to process

You can convert all spot colors to process colors. When you select this option, PrintFactory looks up the process values for spot colors used by a job:
  • In the input CMYK profile set on the Input tab of photo printing queues
  • In the reference profile of proofing queues

Convert all CMYK spot colors to process

You can convert all CMYK spot colors to process colors. To be convertible, CMYK spot colors must have process CMYK names (C or Cyan, and so on). PrintFactory looks up process values:
  • In the input CMYK profile set on the Input tab of photo printing queues
  • In the reference profile of proofing queues

Color edits

You can create color edits in PrintFactory Editor and save these as *.imgedit files in the PrintFactory/ImageEdits/ folder.
For Mac and Windows XP this folder is located in the PrintFactory installation folder, for Windows Vista and Windows 7 either in the individual user’s folder or in the public folder.
If you have done this, you can select the color edit file for this queue here. Color edits do not modify either the source files that are printed, or the printer profile.
Updated on March 12, 2019

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