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(v13) Basic color separations

This page applies to Harlequin v13.1r0 and later; both Harlequin Core and Harlequin MultiRIP.

For any of the separation mechanisms discussed here, automatic separation has to be turned on. This is done by setting the Separations key in the page device to true , exactly as [RB2] describes in table 4.11. As [RB2] says, Separations may not be available in all page devices. It is always present in the command-line and GUI versions of the RIP but not by default in core-RIP only products (where it must be added if required in the file Sys/ExtraPageDeviceKeys, as shown in the core-RIP documentation). Custom products vary. Whether the key is present or not by default, the code is always capable of doing separation if it is introduced.

So to turn separations on, use:

<< /Separations true >> setpagedevice

(If there are other keys to be set in the page device, these would be done in the same call for efficiency.)

With no other changes affecting color or imposition, this has the effect of producing four sheets for every page in the job, the four separations Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black in that order, with screens at 15, 75, 0, and 45 degrees, respectively. The GUI version has a dialog to do this for you, and the command-line version a command-line option.

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