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Offline ITZDesign

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How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« on: October 26, 2022, 12:50:52 PM »
I have separated my image using Ultraseps and now am wanting to print the 3 colour sep on 1 transparency(with reg marks).  Any suggestions? Normally I would send them to illustrator and print but am hoping to bypass a few steps.  Thanks in advance for your input.


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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2022, 04:15:04 PM »
I think that the only efficient way (now), after the seps have been done, is to put them into a vector file the way you have been.


To do it in Photoshop (at the beginning of the separation stage) and then through your auto sep program, you would have to have your page size set up (smaller than) your film output so that you can drop one image down in place... but all at the same resolutions.  Each file you want to combine, would need to be the same resolution (and not resized) so that it’s not re-sampled based on various resolutions.

I def would do it this way if having 2-3 files that fit on one film page such as a 13x19” film.
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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2022, 11:18:05 AM »
It may just be me, but I'm not clear on the desired outcome here.  Is it for a 3 color image that is on the smaller size and wanting to save on film?  8 1/2x11 is considerably more cost effective than 13x19.  I keep 3 film sizes and let the artwork dictate.  Then again, I may continue to be foggy on this one. 
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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2022, 12:49:46 PM »
You can print each channel separate and on your print preview just move it to another location on the film.  It's easy.  I do it all the time.

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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2022, 02:12:42 PM »
You can print each channel separate and on your print preview just move it to another location on the film.  It's easy.  I do it all the time.




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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2022, 04:11:43 PM »
And, of course, make sure all are oriented the same direction.
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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2022, 08:21:16 PM »
And, of course, make sure all are oriented the same direction.
Why is that if all have registration marks?
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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2022, 09:05:21 PM »
And, of course, make sure all are oriented the same direction.
Why is that if all have registration marks?

Printers that feed film in and out may have a slight error in the feed direction, so you would want that "error" consistent from plate to plate.
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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2022, 09:07:19 PM »
And, of course, make sure all are oriented the same direction.
Why is that if all have registration marks?

Printers that feed film in and out may have a slight error in the feed direction, so you would want that "error" consistent from plate to plate.
lol, I'm out.  I thought he wanted to put 3 with regs on 1 film
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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2022, 09:30:50 AM »
Is it a left front print? There are a few options if you don't have a RIP; we use AccuRIP, outputting through Illustrator, and it has a "nesting" feature for this type of thing. In Illustrator, place your UltraSEPS file, and place your register marks above and below the art. Now reduce your artboard to fit tightly around the image, let's say it comes to 4" wide. When printing, it will put those 4" wide seps next to each other horizontally, so you could get 3 across on a 13 x 19 sheet; we use a 17" roll, so we could do a 4 color that way.

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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2022, 05:35:56 PM »
You can print each channel separate and on your print preview just move it to another location on the film.  It's easy.  I do it all the time.

This is how I've been doing the images lately. Wanted to see if there was another way.

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Re: How can I add 3 images onto 1 transparency?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2022, 09:48:54 AM »
AccuRip’s nesting feature was always my go-to.