Trapping problem with certain fonts.

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Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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Anyone know why this jaggedy weirdness happens when putting a very thin (.05pt) stroke on certain fonts? This is Meta Serif Pro. (Trapping stroke changed to red for visualization).
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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021
Open the Trap Presets panel to set your trap preferences. Here I’ve made a preset named Big Trap: Then you have to Assign the preset from the Assign Trap flyout menu—you can also change the [Default] preset which would get applied to all of the pages when there are no other presets: The traps only get applied when your Print Output tab Color is set to Separations or In-RIP Separations, and you set Trapping to Application Built-In: In-RIP Separations will print a composite with tra...

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Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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Is there a reason you are trying to maually create traps rather than using InDesign’s built in trapping and applying the trapping when you output separations?

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To be honest, no: I learned this way of doing it way back and never figured out the built in Adobe Trapping system. I will investigate further, thanks!

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Open the Trap Presets panel to set your trap preferences. Here I’ve made a preset named Big Trap:

 

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Then you have to Assign the preset from the Assign Trap flyout menu—you can also change the [Default] preset which would get applied to all of the pages when there are no other presets:

 

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The traps only get applied when your Print Output tab Color is set to Separations or In-RIP Separations, and you set Trapping to Application Built-In:

 

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In-RIP Separations will print a composite with traps. Here I Distilled the page with In-RIP Separations so we can see the traps in a print to PDF. Traps are not applied to exported PDFs, AcrobatPro has its own Trapping panel for trapping PDFs.

 

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