Hi rcantin, thanks for your concern I've muddled up InRipSeparations and Separated postscript, I think
Separated postscript stopped working (to film) here with v7, the old filmsetter RIP couldn't handle much of what came out of quark. We'd already moved on to ctp and that RIP handled the postscript fine so it wasn't too big a hassle to downsave the odd cutter and UV back down to quark6. Later we switched from Delta to Prinergy and whilst we moved to a 99%composite pdf workflow I've found some legacy quark files (we've packaging jobs that repeat going back to quark3) just either won't open up correctly into OSX quark's or won't separate the same. For example something that quark 5 writes separated postscript in 3 PANTONE colours, Quark 8 will write composite postscript with 9 colours C, CVC, U etc and the C will have different color space definitions too. Now some of these were nicely custom trapped with quark, and as I understand it InRIPSeparations is supposed to write a composite file that I can convert to PDF and it holds all the traps but I never had any success. I've also not really had much reason to pursue the problem because Prinergy gives me several workarounds either mapping the colours in the bad composite PDF or combining the legacy separated postscript into a composite PDF (not to mention the Trapping being much more flexible).
I'm aiming to take a look at the quark9 demo maybe September when the bugs are a bit more ironed out, but hey it looks like Print is being deprecated[:'(].
Matthais, just to continue the Hitch-hikers on a Friday theme... but if R+D are wanting to know how many people are using Separations and you hide it away so that nobody knows its there anymore, doesn't it sort of limit the numbers feeding back... thus self justifying the reasoning that its not needed because so few people have asked for it? All sounds like a Vogon plot to me
... there was the puzzle of why the sun came out during the day, instead of at night when the light would come in useful.