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"Clara R. Simpson" <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 09:24:56 -0600
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>>well, I tried your suggestion, Britt about using an EPS image.  I wasn't
>>sure whether to choose <Parsed> or <Placed>, so I chose the latter.  The
>>image actually printed more crudely than the TIFF without any detectable
>>improvement in color.
>>Karen:  This linking business, is it in Illus. 7?  Is it really just like
>>Quark?  That might be the best of all worlds for my problem, so it might
>>force me to go for the upgrade.  I thought of trying to assemble the chart
>>in Quark but that really seemed like a pain...
>I'm very sorry to hear that.  It sounds like the file is only printing a
>preview now.  Did you try The Parsed option?  It sounds like something is
>not getting accepted by your RIP, but I can't tell for sure.
>Or try printing to you printer without the PS RIP does the color improve
>even if the vector art looks worse?
----you know, I tried to do that but the next time I said Place, that
dialogue box that asks you to choose Placed or Parsed never came up and I
couldn't figure out how to get it.

Good idea to try it with the rip turned off.

>While the New Illustrator could be compared to Quark, I would say Quark is
>an Industry Standary for Print work, it handles color very well.
-----I know.  These images will all end up in Quark.  You know how each
application we use has different ways of <thinking>, well I'm just glad
Illustrator will now have these <windows> to linked files.  Because I've
gotten used to thinking that way.

>If you are creating Illustrator files with placed EPS images that looked
>good when you printed them in PhotoShop, I would be fairly confident they
>will print propery on a real PostScript output device used to make press
>film, even if it won't work with your RIP.
----I think I'll go with that concept, at least as far as an IRIS, but I'd
like to find the Placed/Parsed dialogue box.  Which option do you choose?
I did notice that Parsed was the default.

Is there a cheaper but equally good color alternative to an IRIS?


Clara R. Simpson
Zoology Illustrator
Field Museum
Chicago, IL  60605

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