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Instructions provided are to create or print four-color PostScript separates from the ArcMap Print dialog box.
1. Click File / Page and Print Setup. 1. Click the printer Name drop down list and select the printer you want to create PostScript separates for.
1. Click File / Print. 2. Click the Printer Engine drop down list and select PostScript Printer.
On Page Setup, select your printer from the printer Name dropdown list and select PostScript Printer from the Printer Engine dropdown list.
Note: PostScript separates can not be created nor printed with the PostScript printer engine if the printer driver is not enabled with PostScript.
Check the Printer Driver Properties. For both Windows NT and Windows 2000, open Start / Settings / Printers and open the properties by selecting the printer and selecting File / Properties. With Windows NT, there is an icon of a printer in the upper left-hand corner on the General tab; if the printer driver is PostScript enabled, this icon will appear with the letters "PS" next to it. There will also be the name of the printer driver in the Driver box on the middle of the General tab, which should indicate whether the current driver is PostScript enabled or not. With Windows 2000, the icon and printer driver name are on the Device Settings tab.
A. Creating a PostScript Level 3-compatible separates file will write all four-color separates into a single PostScript file, which may not be compatible with some printers or imaging devices. Be sure to check the manufacturer's documentation before selecting this option. B. The screen angles will default with the value found in the PPD file. Be sure to test any modifications you make, as they may drastically change the look of your output image.
Note: ArcMap does not support setting SPOT plate, which is why the SPOT plate saturation percentage is unavailable.