PlotWorks Convert

Tips and Tricks: Multi-page PDF File Expansion

The PDF File is a Portfolio/Package

When someone combines multiple files with Adobe Acrobat, they are given the Read more...

Tips and Tricks: PDF Creation Tips

Software vendors such as Adobe, Autodesk and Bentley have made PDF creation fairly simple for document creators: one or two mouse clicks using the default settings.  However, the default settings used during PDF creation may not produce an optimal, print-ready file.

Over the years we've handled thousands of customer support inquiries related to conversion or printing of problematic PDF files. Many of these problem files have similar characteristics. Read more...

Tips and Tricks: Recommended Pen Macros

When using PlotWorks with a monochrome printer, the pen macro specified for each image in the job will affect the characteristics of the images produced. The pen macro (more properly described as a processing macro) can be used to control many imaging parameters, including dithering method (how colors and grayscales are converted to monochrome). Read more...

Tips and Tricks: Resampling

To obtain optimal quality when scaling monochrome (black and white) TIFF images, use resampling. This is applicable whether you are printing or converting (Output to File).

Here's a common scenario:

  1. You receive a full size-set of originals. The title page has a large image: an architectural rendering of the project.
  2. You scan the originals to create full-size monochrome Group IV TIFF images.
  3. You print a full-size set and it looks fine.
  4. You print a half-size set and the rendering on the title page is dark, and it is difficult to discern detail.

Tips and Tricks: 2-Up Printing

PlotWorks supports nesting or tiling of two or more images on each sheet. The following solution describes, as an example, how to print 10 sets of 30 images that are each 30 inches x 42 inches at 50% scale and nested 2-up on 30 inch bond. Read more...

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