1. What does Setup do?
Proofware uses different inspection algorithms based on the setup selected, as determined by the type of files being inspected.
2. Does ArtProof support both Digital and Proof setups?
Yes. Proofware uses different inspection algorithms based on the type of setup selected. "Digital" is the default setup. To change to the Proof setup, expand the Options panel, click Setup, and select Proof.
3. What is the difference between a Digital setup and a Proof setup?
Digital setup is used for the inspection of Original Artwork created by a graphics department against revised editions created by the graphics department. Digital setup does not use Refine, Auto Distort, or Smoothing (Image correction tools).
Proof setup is used for the inspection of Original Artwork created by a graphics department against a Printer's proof (what the artwork looks like after it is printed). Proof setup uses Refine, Auto Distort, and Smoothing to compensate for changes in the image.
4. What does the Inspection Region option do? What are the different inspection region options for?
The Inspection Region option allows you to select the Master region to inspect against the Sample. The options are: Full Page, Trim, Shape (e.g. Cartons) with the default as "Full Page". Full Page detects the entire page of the Master. Trim automatically detects the entire image on the Master. Shape (e.g. Cartons) automatically detects the largest shape on the Master.
5. What does Select dieline do?
Select dieline allows you to select a dieline to be used for shape extraction. Click Select Dieline. Choose the dieline name. Hint: To see the name given to the dieline when the file was created, zoom in to the dieline, click Edit Content, select an area of the dieline, right-click, and select Path properties.
6. What does Edit Content do?
Edit Content allows you to see the name given to the dieline when the file was created. Zoom in to the dieline, click Edit Content, select an area of the dieline, right-click, select Path properties.
7. Does ArtProof support repeats?
8. Why is ArtProof not finding the repeats?
They may not have the same orientation as the Master. The Support Rotation option must be enabled when running an inspection using a Sample that contains a rotated image of the Master.
9. What does Enable Overprint do?
When Enable Overprint (listed under Options) is enabled, ArtProof provides an on-screen simulation that approximates how blending and overprinting appear in color-separated output. Enable Overprint is enabled by default.
10. What does Support Rotation do?
Support Rotation (listed under Options) enables detection of rotated or nested samples. Support Rotation is enabled by default.
11. Can ArtProof compare two image files with different orientations?
Yes. Click Support Rotation in Options to compare a Master and Sample file that have different orientations.