My job is to take the designer's pretty picture, and get it ready for the commercial print process. I work with an outside agency that builds the file to printer specs, reduces colors to comply with the number of color stations (because we can't get the designers to do that), and produce color separations.
The contract that our company wrote with the supplier requires us to backsave to CC2019, rather than working/saving in CC2020. This is a huge bottleneck in our workflow, and requires our designers to lock down the Adobe programs to deny all updates.
The excuse is that our separator's plugins are not compatible/updated/tested to operate with CC2020. The claim is that Adobe does not work with any Commercial Print Plugin Companies to create a seamless rollout for both designers and commercial printers.
Is this true? Does anyone know of a plug-in supplier that is ready to go as soon as Adobe releases the latest versions? (our contractor uses Esko, for example)
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