General Chat


New Version looks good


Posted: 30 Dec 2005 01:59 pm


I tried the new Ink system and I think it will work fine. I really like the one price button in the paper section (wish it was there about a week ago ... ha ha), it will save a lot of number entering ... thanks. Took me a while to find where to enter Paper Shop paper, but I found it under File. What would it take to get our local vendor to make a file that we can import? Or could I make it for them (and sell it to them)?

I still don't like that duplicate finder that does not let me use the word Red more than once in the ink system ... I guess I will have to think up a different name for all the different PMS reds. This is not a big deal. If I add the pms number in front of red (example 185 Red) will the color show up as PMS 185 185 Red in the Quote? I will try this out. I look forward to getting back to work on Jan 3 to try more quotes. Keep up the good work, Hal.
. . . . . Daryl
Joined: 20 Dec 2005  Posts: 23  Location: Saskatchewan, Canada


I tried using the name 185 Red, and in the Estimate to the customer it only showed PMS 185. So I think I can call the inks by the number, then the color, and it will only show up on internal sheets (like the Time sheet) as PMS 185 185 Red.
. . . . . Daryl


I'm beginning to understand your problem, Daryl. What you're trying to do is enter ink colors with different PMS numbers, and name them all "Red." That way a customer who isn't used to PMS numbers will know PMS 186 is a red ink.

That's something we've never run into at the Unitac print shop. We simply entered the ink color as 186, without actually naming it, so the estimate would show it as "PMS 186." As you know, the problem with the Pantone system (ignoring HKS, etc.) is that not all colors need to have numbers. Witness Reflex Blue or Warm Red. And while a few PMS numbers do come with names, most don't.

If this is a significant issue, I suppose there is no reason why we couldn't change the filter to where it wouldn't raise a flag if the combination of PMS number AND name were to be unique. I'll look into it. BTW, click here for a description of most of the new features, including where to find PaperShop paper. Sorry 'bout that. I was just getting ready to post an announcement.

Could your local vendor come up with a list, or could you do it and sell it to them? Yes, on both counts, if you can talk them into it. Either you or your vendor can use Morning Flight to enter the paper, then have the vendor post the generated data file (SVSFile.TPS) on their web site for downloading. It's a single file, no separate keys or indexes.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel


It is not a significant issue at all. I will read the web page about the other changes. Thanks for the dedication, Hal.
. . . . . Daryl