To automate the production of common products, Version 12.1 of the Rampage Prepress Workflow is now shipping with JDF Hot Folders. They marry stripping instructions in JDF with standard processing criteria, such as linescreen, trap width, and inkzone calculation. Appending the file name with the job ID (e.g., 12345_Acme Brochure.PDF) and dragging it into the folder spawns the job in Rampage, which auto processes it as far downstream as established by the rules linked to the JDF Hot Folder.
Now in development, Auto Ink Mapping reduces operator intervention by allowing users to "declare" spot colors for a particular job. The Rampage logic accounts for naming variations of prefixes, such as PMS and Pantone, and of suffixes, such as CV and CVC, and consolidates them to the declared inks. For example, Rampage automatically maps PMS-185C and Pantone 185CVC to Pantone 185. The operator also decides whether to simulate undeclared colors, force a hard error, or allow for manual color mapping.
With Auto Ink Mapping, you can also declare spot separations that should overprint, such as dielines and varnishes, and, if appropriate, automatically suppress them when outputting to a platesetter or digital press.
Rampage users in the USA with maintenance agreements ($1,750 annually) receive JDF Hot Folders and Auto Ink Mapping at no charge and with free online training.