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Post Fri May 04, 2018 9:42 am

Ripping a large banner- its taking forever!

Hi guys, i have a 4m*1.2m banner that im trying to print. I am using onyx. I have designed it @ 72dpi. Saved as pdf.

Now importing and ripping into Onyx its taking an age. (30 plus mins) Is this normal for large files?

Would it be better to rip @ half size then scale up, or would it still rip slow when scaling?.
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Post Fri May 04, 2018 10:02 am

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Try saving in a different format.
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Post Fri May 04, 2018 12:10 pm

Re: Ripping a large banner- its taking forever!

It does sound very long for onyx I do them all the time that kinda size and always at 300dpi but saved as pdf file.

I would imagine the picture files have to be recoloured to CMYK which is what takes the time, with pdf its normally 8-10 mins for heavy files.
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Post Fri May 04, 2018 3:43 pm

Re: Ripping a large banner- its taking forever!

Ouch, resave as shouldn't take that long - pdf/x, fogra 39 colourspace (or whatever you use), should take a couple of minutes tops.
Just sent a 4m x 1.5m photographic banner across to Onyx, ripped within 2 minutes, set at 300dpi, full size.
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Post Fri May 04, 2018 9:56 pm

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I don’t think Onyx is the fastest of RIPs but that does sound excessive. Maybe try backsaving the PDF as earlier version as possible (maybe v1.3) with as little compression as possible. Larger file size of course but should speed things up.
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Post Sat May 05, 2018 10:40 am

Re: Ripping a large banner- its taking forever!

(Wasach and Sai)I ’ve experienced many times that vector artwork of very light file 1-2mb is sometimes (not always) ripped much slower than 150mb file. (Both files saved as PDF / high quality print) Never understood why. Probably some gradient effects are not liked by the rip...
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Post Mon May 07, 2018 5:16 am

Re: Ripping a large banner- its taking forever!

Thanks for the ideas and tips. I will try and find some time to have a play with the files today to see if anything changes. Interesting you said about the gradiant, as this has a black to white across the whole area so maybe its that causing problems.
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Post Tue May 08, 2018 8:23 am

Re: Ripping a large banner- its taking forever!

I would save the file as a 150dpi JPG, at actual size. These settings will RIP fine in Onyx, and produce good results.
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Post Tue May 08, 2018 12:21 pm

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Cheers jamie, i will give that ago
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Post Tue May 08, 2018 3:18 pm

Re: Ripping a large banner- its taking forever!

Hi

i had this problem a couple of days ago i used acrobat by opening it there and using the document optimizer to re save and rename it and it massively reduced the size with no loss of quality i also use onyx currently v12

The location of the Reduce File Size feature depends on your version of Adobe Acrobat. In Acrobat 9, choose Document > Reduce File Size. That is, the Document menu at top. In Acrobat XI, choose File > Save As Other > Reduced Size PDF.

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Post Tue May 08, 2018 6:19 pm

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Cheers david i will give this a try also :thumbsup:

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