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(v13) TrapPro

This page applies to Harlequin v13.1r0 and later; and to Harlequin Core but not Harlequin MultiRIP.

TrapPro™is an object-based “in-rip” trapping solution for the Harlequin Core that delivers performance with excellent memory utilization. Its powerful trapping engine is augmented by highly configurable trapping options which allow you to fine-tune your trapping needs and accommodate a diverse range of job types and customer requirements.

The following options are available:

  • Sliding traps to avoid abrupt shifts when creating transitions in trapping gradients/vignettes
  • Mitred ends and joins for traps that taper or narrow, avoiding unsightly artifacts
  • Narrowed/proportional traps to preserve thin design elements
  • Image mask support to trap masked images correctly and avoid “lines” where misregistration occurs
  • Feathered traps to create soft edges that produce hardly discernible trap lines
  • Complex image and shfill support to trap all object types. Object to image trap placement is also supported
  • Supports special inks such as metallic (opaque) and varnish (transparent) inks, with lay-down order being automatically determined
  • Shaded fill (radial and axial) support
  • Full in-color support for CMYK and spot colors, with no limit to the number of colors TrapPro is able to handle
  • Protection for small text and graphic elements, so they are not overwhelmed by traps
  • Support for anamorphic trapping
  • Intelligent trap brush that compares object and trap requirements and adjusts the traps to be proportional to the original object. This prevents artifacts such as “mushroom” artifacts on traps
  • Auto-chokes superblacks by default, ensuring that superblack objects maintain a sharp, crisp edge. A separate trap width is definable for black
  • Trap color density reduction. This produces less visible traps between adjacent colors.
  • Support for trap zones generated by PostScript Language Level 3 compatible applications
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