From: Ruth, Brice (bruth@Fiskars.com)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 07:01:37 PDT
How would I go about encoding the use of CMYK and Pantone spot colors in
the PDF? I wouldn't mind skipping the SVG step from Illustrator
entirely, and using the PDF natively - but I have to admit, I'm very
much unsure how that works. I'm most familiar with XML & XSL, and know
next to nothing about PDF's native format.
Can I use Illustrator's native PDF and still use it as a template to
marry data into it and have XEP produce the final PDF?
One thing I noticed is that if I save from Illustrator, a PDF with
'PRESS' settings, it correctly encodes the Pantone colors and what not
... it also places the registration/crop marks which the print shop
would like to see (and I would have to do manually with an SVG).
Alexander Peshkov wrote:
>Surely RenderX XEP is not supposed to be used as 'backend' for Batik.
>But you can (and should :-) use XEP to achieve your goal. Simple
>XSL-FO document below demonstrates how you can wrap SVG image into XSL-FO:
> <fo:simple-page-master master-name="main">
> <fo:page-sequence master-reference="main">
> <fo:flow flow-name="xsl-region-body">
> <fo:external-graphic src="url('your_image.svg')"/>
>(you can use fo:instream-foreign-object element instead of
>fo:external-graphic if you want to embed SVG content inside of XSL-FO.)
>One possible approach to your task is to write dedicated XSLT
>stylesheet that takes as an input SVG exported by Illustrator and
>required data, "marry" them and produce XSL-FO that then rendered into
>PDF by XEP. XEP can also use PDFs as vector images so you can save your
>Illustrator documents as PDF if you wish.
>Vector graphical formats supported by XEP described in its
>Hope this helps.
>Alexander Peshkov mailto:email@example.com
>RB> I'm currently in the process of putting together a backend that will
>RB> take Illustrator CS created template documents, exported to SVG, then
>RB> married with data, to be output as a print-ready PDF. By print-ready, I
>RB> mean that this will go to a print shop, not so much a common printer
>RB> device. So, things like CMYK & Pantone spot colors are important to
>RB> I've landed at RenderX, because I'm using Batik, which uses Apache's FOP
>RB> backend to generate PDFs from SVG. However, Apache's FOP doesn't handle
>RB> colors as well as RenderX supposedly does, so I'm here.
>RB> Now - my question to the list is quite simple: can I use RenderX as a
>RB> backend to Batik? If not, or if the process would be excessively
>RB> complex, can (should?) I use RenderX directly to generate a PDF from
>RB> SVG? If so, I'm guessing I'll need to wrap a bit of XML/XSL-FO around my
>RB> SVG. Without getting too deep into XSL-FO, what would be the
>RB> base-minimum amount of markup I would need to be able to start testing
>RB> the RenderX trial version?
>RB> What type of documentation is out there for using the more advanced
>RB> color extensions for RenderX? Does RenderX only support CMYK, or is
>RB> there a way of generating a PDF with spot-color information?! If this
>RB> latter point is not possible, what options am I left with to generate a
>RB> press-ready PDF?
>RB> Brice Ruth
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