updated 02:35 pm EDT, Thu October 9, 2003
HELIOS has to HELIOS ImageServer 2.5, which enables the printing of files with spot colors as high-res composite Postscript 3/DeviceN output that is compatible for in-RIP, PostScript 3 separations or PDF generation. HELIOS ImageServer 2.5 (with all updates installed) replaces images that have OPI comments and produces DeviceN PostScript output whenever needed to preserve spot color information. DCS-2, TIFF and PhotoShop CMYK images with spot colors can now be converted into composite high-res PostScript 3/DeviceN images to be used for in-RIP separations or PDF generation.
HELIOS ImageServer 2.5 also enables users to overcome some limitations
within QuarkXPress. E.g. QuarkXPress 3 through 5 cannot produce DeviceN
output, and QuarkXPress 3 through 6 cannot produce in-RIP separations. But
when you use QuarkXPress in connection with HELIOS ImageServer 2.5, you can
produce in-RIP separations with DeviceN output.
HELIOS PDF HandShake 2.1 also already supports DeviceN output for printing
PDF files or printing PDF via OPI-replaced jobs. Additionally, HELIOS Print
Preview can be used to recombine the separations into a color matched
composite preview including a set of grayscale separations for all needed
colors. These separations include all necessary information for correct
overprinting, knockouts, correct spot colors derived from DeviceN
PostScript, and existing trapping and color information. On approval, you
can generate the final output with PDF HandShake to the final output device.