Great Jim! I wish there were more specifics about the cause - was the
SID wrong or the plate curve or was there some color management
snafu. The slug color bar might be telling. Whichever, I'm glad that
it's all working out and that the relationship is still good.
In spite of other opinions, I think your procedures are fine. Good
separations have worked for ages and should always work. However,
there have been situations where good separations have been ruined by
bad color management. The color management era has offered more
opportunities for color problems - an irony.
On Feb 19, 2016, at 10:24 AM, Jim Donovan jim@...
> Sorry for the delayed response, just now heard back from the
> printer. Long and short of it is after pulling their copies to
> inspect, with the head pressman, plant manager and pressman who ran
> the signature they flat out said and I quote "We blew it!" This was
> an isolated incident, they do an outstanding job for us and have for
> the 20 years I have worked with them printing our publications. So
> this matter has been addressed and taken care of.
> Our procedures are fine. We provide hi-res cmyk pdf's to the two
> different print shops we use and they send them to press. Every
> photo that prints in our magazines(Unless it is a provided ad that
> is just a plug and play) is checked, corrected and processed by
> me.It's on me to make sure the cmyk files are solid. I know this
> will raise hackles and some will think it's not possible but the
> reality is you provide a good cmyk separations they are going to
> print good,even without tagged and profiled images,a proof, or
> ripped bullet proof files, unless there is an issue after we hand
> the file off somehow with the plate setter of press problems.We do
> it everyday. Anyone can always find something wrong with any proof
> vs the actual print job regardless of how careful the procedures.
> Thanx again for the input, Jim Donovan