Opi Indesign

Choose from the following options inthe Graphics area of the Print dialog box to specify how graphicsare handled during output.

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Controls how much image data in placed bitmap images to sendto the printer or file.

Remove OPI 2.0 comments from the PDF file, place the PDF file into InDesign, and then print the document. To remove OPI 2.0 comments, do one of the following tasks: In Adobe Acrobat, manually remove the OPI 2.0 comments and then re-create the PDF file. In Acrobat, use Enfocus Pitstop to remove the OPI 2.0 comments. Use OPI 1.3 comments. Creating the Decision Matrix. In this example, we will learn how to create a Decision Matrix to evaluate a number of innovative ideas and make a decision about which idea is viable, can be selected as a new project and will lead to a successful product for the company. InDesign must be able to access the high-resolution images. If conditions one and two are met but not three, InDesign will leave in place OPI comment links for images it can’t access. Last is Transparency Flattener presets and the ability to ignore or override.

Sends full-resolution data, which is appropriate for anyhigh-resolution printing, or for printing grayscale or color images withhigh contrast, as in black-and-white text with one spot color. Thisoption requires the most disk space.

OPISwapper is a plug-in for managing low and high-resolution data in InDesign documents within the scope of an OPI system. Apr 07, 2014 Advanced controls font embedding and subsetting, OPI comments, transparency flattening, and the inclusion of JDF information. Select “High Resolution” in Transparency Flattener option. Embedding includes the entire character set of a font in the resulting PDF; subsetting is a form of embedding that includes only characters used in the.

Sends just enough image data to print the graphic at the best possible resolution for the output device. (A high-resolution printer will use more data than a low-resolution desktop model.) Select this option when you’re working with high‑resolution images but printing proofs to a desktop printer.


InDesign does not subsample EPS or PDF graphics, even when Optimized Subsampling is selected.

Sends screen-resolution versions (72 dpi) of placed bitmapimages, thereby reducing printing time.

Temporarily removes all graphics when you print and replacesthem with graphics frames with crossbars, thereby reducing printingtime. The graphics frames are the same dimensions as the importedgraphics and clipping paths are maintained, so you can still checksizes and positioning. Suppressing the printing of imported graphicsis useful when you want to distribute text proofs to editors orproofreaders. Printing without graphics is also helpful when you’retrying to isolate the cause of a printing problem.

Printer-resident fonts are storedin a printer’s memory or on a hard drive connected to the printer.Type 1 and TrueType fonts can be stored either on the printer oron your computer; bitmap fonts are stored only on your computer. InDesigndownloads fonts as needed, provided they are installed on your computer’shard disk.

Choose from the following options in the Graphicsarea of the Print dialog box to control how fonts are downloadedto the printer.

Includes a reference to the font in the PostScript file,which tells the RIP or a post-processor where the font should beincluded. This option is appropriate if the fonts reside in theprinter. However, to ensure that fonts are interpreted correctly,use one of the other font downloading options, such as Subset orDownload PPD Fonts.

Downloads all fonts required for the document at the beginningof the print job. All glyphs and characters in the font are includedeven if they’re not used in the document. InDesign automatically subsetsfonts that contain more than the maximum number of glyphs (characters)specified in the Preferences dialog box.

Downloads only the characters (glyphs) used in the document.Glyphs are downloaded once per page. This option typically resultsin faster and smaller PostScript files when used with single-page documentsor short documents without much text.

Downloads all fonts used in the document, even if those fontsreside in the printer. Use this option to ensure that InDesign usesthe font outlines on your computer for printing common fonts, suchas Helvetica and Times. Using this option can resolve problems withfont versions, such as mismatched character sets between your computerand printer or outline variances in trapping. Unless you commonlyuse extended character sets, you don’t need to use this option fordesktop draft printing.

Choosefrom the following options in the Graphics area of the Print dialogbox to specify how PostScript information is sent to the printer.

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Specifies a level of compatibility with the interpretersin PostScript output devices.

Specifies how InDesign sends the image data from your computer to a printer. ASCII is sent as ASCII text, which is compatible with older networks and parallel printers and is usually the best choice for graphics used on multiple platforms. Binary exports as binary code, which is more compact than ASCII but may not be compatible with all systems.


InDesign cannot always change the data format used by EPS or DCS graphics files. If you experience problems sending data as Binary, try changing the data format of EPS or DCS graphics in the source application instead.

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TheOPI options in the Advanced area let you selectively omit differentimported graphics types when sending image data to a printer orfile, leaving only the OPI links (comments) for later handling byan OPI server.

Enables InDesign to replace low-resolution EPS proxies ofgraphics with high-resolution graphics at output time. For OPI imagereplacement to work, the EPS file must contain OPI comments thatlink the low-resolution proxy image to the high-resolution image.InDesign must have access to the graphics linked by the OPI comments.If the high‑resolution versions are not available, InDesign preserves theOPI links and includes the low-resolution proxy in the export file.Deselect this option to have an OPI server replace OPI-linked graphicslater in the workflow.

Lets you selectively omit different imported graphics types(EPS, PDF, and bitmap images) when sending image data to a printeror file, leaving only the OPI links (comments) for later handling byan OPI server. The comments contain the information needed to locatea high-resolution image on an OPI server. InDesign only includesthe comments; the service provider must have access to the originalhigh-resolution image on a server at replacement time. The OmitFor OPI option doesn’t apply to embedded graphics.

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Prinergy accepts PostScript and PDF files that contains OPI links and merges in high-resolution images following an image search path defined by selecting Image Search Path from the Job menu in Job Manager.
The parameters for OPI are set in the Fonts and Images section of the refine process template, and OPI is resolved as part of that process. This allows Prinergy to work with complete, optimized, reliable digital masters carrying full resolution data-everything needed to output to any device.
If you prefer, you can choose to continue using your own OPI. In this case, you should perform OPI before adding input files to a Prinergy job, and turn off the Prinergy OPI in the Fonts and Images section of the refine process template.
For TIFF images, you can use clipping paths, spot colors, soft masks, and drop shadows with OPI.

Supported image formats

The table below lists the file formats that OPI supports and does not support.


Not Supported

EPS (RGB, grayscale, bitmap, CMYK, LAB, monotone, Photoshop duotone), Scitex APR


Scitex .e linked to CMYK TIFF, CMYK DCS, CMYK + spot DCS, and multiple Scitex .e linked to a single HiRes file

Scitex .e linked to spot TIFF

TIFF (RGB, grayscale, bitmap, CMYK, LAB, LZW-compressed, JPEG-compressed)


Scitex CT (CMYK, grayscale)


JPEG-encoded EPS (composite PostScript)

JPEG-encoded DCS (separated PostScript)


JPEG 2000

PDF (Some software such as InDesign allows you to omit placed PDFs for replacement with OPI. This is supported with Prinergy OPI.)

*Photoshop DCS 1.0 in a composite workflow. Formats supported: 8-bit binary and ASCII Hex data format, 1-bit Copydot

1-bit images and other types of DCS 1.0 files in a composite workflow—for example, Vector DCS

*Photoshop DCS 2.0 in a composite workflow
Formats supported: 8-bit binary, ASCII Hex data format, and the data format where the decode was first done by an ASCII 85 filter and then by a JPEG filter, 1-bit Copydot

1-bit images and other types of DCS 2.0 files in a composite workflow—for example, Vector DCS

*Copydot DCS in a composite page from Renaissance scanner, EskoScan, Autologic, PCC, LinoColor, DCSMaker, Fuji, Cezanne, or NewsWay

*Prinergy enables OPI to support DCS 1.0 and 2.0 by intercepting the DCS set during the OPI merge and substituting the DCS set with a composite EPS file. Prinergy generates the EPS file by recombining the color channels from the DCS set into a DeviceN image.

Supported Image References in PostScript Input Files

Prinergy's OPI supports the following image references in PostScript input files:

  • OPI version 1.3
  • OPI version 2.0
  • Imagemanager Pro (.lay file extensions)
  • Scitex APR (.e file extensions)
  • Helios (.lay file extensions)
  • ColorCentral (.samp file extensions)

Note: In some cases, this software can produce a low-resolution image that has a different file extension than the original high-resolution image. When PostScript input files contain low-resolution images that have different file extensions than the high-resolution images, Prinergy can replace the low-resolution image with the high-resolution image as long as both files are in the same folder.