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Versaworks - Cut line dissapears in artwork

Discussion in 'RIP Software & Color Management' started by Xcesiv, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Xcesiv

    Xcesiv Member

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    A customer has sent me his artwork and all looks pretty ok except the cut line wont appear in versaworks.

    i have worked out that it is something to do with 1 layer inside the artwork.
    I have deleted the rest of the design just to show the error layer and the cut line.

    When this layer is turned on it cant find the cut line, when i turn it off it finds the cut line.

    any suggestions why this is ?

    Link to the file in google drive.

    https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bz8GBBRLzsUgV2p4em1CdWdBZ1k

    Thanks
     
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  2. jigsaw

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    if you save a file as "convert spot colours to cmyk your cut line will not show, don't know if that's your problem.
     
  3. Xcesiv

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    Don't think that's the problem.

    I hide rthe layer and just click save then import into VW and works fine. Open the artwork display the 1 particular layer and when imported again the cut line isn't there
     
  4. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    It sounds like that later contains a transparency. Either a drop shadow, a blend such as multiply, or it may just be a transparent raster such as tiff. When saving and eps with a transparency it automatically converts the spot colors to CMYK, and versaworks will not recognize the cut line.
     
  5. Tizz

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    Ive had a similar problem. What I did was save the file as a pdf (less the CutContour path), brought it in to Photoshop and flattened the entire image, resaved it as a pdf again and brought it back into illustrator, positioned my cutcontour path and saved it as an eps.
    Worked this time around in VW. Doesn't happen all the time though.
     
  6. Xcesiv

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    This would make sense. It's got a shows in it

    Is there a way around this without converting to a raster image?
     
  7. JoshLoring

    JoshLoring Very Active Member

    Make sure there is no appearance style assosiated with the layer.. This makes a perfect cut contour unusable. We get this ALL THE TIME from clients.
    It's the little grey dot off to the right of the layer in your layer menu. Remove and ok.
     
  8. Xcesiv

    Xcesiv Member

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    Will that effect the design?

    I'll have to chek it out in the morning.
     
  9. JoshLoring

    JoshLoring Very Active Member

    It's only the cut path. Some people put the cut path in a group with a layer style...
    Just move the cutpath to a new layer without any appearance and boom!
     
  10. rjssigns

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    There is a transparency in the file. Save as PDF4 1.3 then click Advanced tab. Click Custom another menu pops up. Make sure Convert Strokes to outlines is unchecked.
     
  11. JoshLoring

    JoshLoring Very Active Member

    Oops. Associated
     
  12. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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  13. Xcesiv

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    I always split the cut line fom the print layer in my working files
    Layer 1 - cut contour
    Layer 2 - print

    The effecting pece is in layer 2 and all cut lines are in layer 1
     
  14. This worked for us

    "There is a transparency in the file. Save as PDF4 1.3 then click Advanced tab. Click Custom another menu pops up. Make sure Convert Strokes to outlines is unchecked."

    This solution worked for us, we had a file with some colors set at 75% transparency and tried flattening within the file every way we could before saving and couldn't get the cut lines to work. This trick saved us. THANK YOU!

    Wrap City
     
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