I am looking to automate a process we have in the print shop. I'm looking for either an action or script that could do this fairly quickly within a couple of seconds.
We sometimes have to show the effects of colour trapping on our printing proofs. When we trap one colour under another we get a deep stroke in printing where the trapping allowance is. Sometimes we apply this to multiple artworks and sometimes we don't apply it at all.
The workflow of a script or possibly an action I am looking for is:
> Select a single Colour (can be either CMYK or PMS).
> A 2mm Stroke is applied to that colour and that colour only.
> Multiply is applied in the appearance of that Stroke and only the Stroke.
The below is what we are trying to achieve visually in a seemless and quick way. Is this possible with scripting?
I understand - however, with our printing method the colour trapped under always looks darker. Sometimes the Trap function in AI makes that colour look lighter for some reason. I should probably have a play with this function more to see what else it's capeable of.
Also, the team have a custom toolbar now where they click one step after another which basically automates 90% of their workflow which is why I was also after a script solution.
Is there a script that would > Run Trap in Pathfinder > Bring up the Dialogue or even the Graphic Style you speak of?