To access the Preferences, display the options from the 'Edit' menu, on the top menu bar of the program and select 'Preferences'.
In this section we can set the following values, which the program will use by default.
Displacement with the keyboard: the selected objects can be moved using the keyboard's cursor keys. Pressing the cursor and Shift and Control keys at the same time can cause the distance moved to be different from when they are not pressed. In this section, you can configure the distance the design will move with these keys.
Undo levels: Here we configure the number of operations the program will retain in its memory in case we wish to undo any of the actions carried out. Every time a transformation is done on an object it is memorized, so that we can use the undo command to return to the previous position. The undo levels use part of your PC system's memory. If your PC has little memory it would be advisable to reduce its value.
Automatic detection of rapport parameters: This option allows to detect and use embedded rapport parameters in file and print job.
Limit jobs to one page only: It limits the job to one page, instead to split in two when the print file is out of range.
Adjust movement to Guidelines: Here we can determine whether we wish the objects to be snapped by the guide lines and its distance in pixels to the screen from which the guide lines will snap the objects.
Show grid: Activates grid on the job.
Avoid object overlap: Activating this option the program avoids that two designs may overlap; with Minimal separation we can determine the minimum separation allowed between them. If we want to fit a design inside another we will have to deactivate this option.
Optimize media: Media optimisation when open/import images in job.
CP5 file path: This option enabled will located the source file location when saving CP5.
In this section you can configure the color model which will be used by default by the monitor, the scanner you will use, and the printer for color proofs.
Monitor profile: If you have a specific Monitor profile for your equipment, you can install it in the system. The Monitor's Profile is very important in order to achieve that colors are as close as possible to the colors of the design. The more precise the Monitor's Profile is, the better simulations you will obtain, and therefore what appears on the screen will be the same as what will be printed. There are systems for generating monitor models which calibrate monitors, and allow you to view colors very realistically. Bear in mind that in order to keep a monitor perfectly calibrated, first of all you need to use a high quality monitor, control the environmental light and, of course, all the monitor's controls.
Force Absolute Colorimetric for LAB: Option can be selected if we want to print a document with Lab parameters. In such cases the Rendering Intent has to be Absolute Colorimetric, no matter what parameters we have introduced in the scheme.
Do not print LAB 100/0/0: Option is used when we don't want a simulation to be printed, as it might color all the image background.
Skip automatic spot color detection: Must only be activated, if desired, for vectorial images.
Color Engine: The program has several functions that manage color transformations based on the parameters of ink limit, linearization and the profiles. These functions are in the so called Color Engine. neoStampa uses "Little CMS".
In this window you can configure Log file location, and manage the compute cost connection memory usage of the program.
Generate a Log File for each RIP job: Is a feature of the program, which generates a Log with all the information about the printed job. Such file has information of the quantity of ink dots that have been used for the printing, the size of the media used and the printing modes used for the job. All this information will be conveniently used so that the program will be able to produce quite a precise cost report. The log files can be organized by date.
Connection with Production Manager: The program offers an extended version of neoControl app, called Server Option, which is acquired separately and serves to centralize the reception of data from several computers and also manages the cost of various stations. We will indicate in this document the server's name and the path to get to that server manager.
In this section you can configure PDF and Postscript default input.
Default engine: Previous neoStampa 7 already had a new rendering engine incorporated for PDF documents. The engine that was used in older versions can also be used.
Color space: It indicates the color space where the PDF doc will be rendered before turning it into something printable. Both RGB or CMYK spaces can be selected to configure the output or input parameters, but you can also select "multi-channel output". This last option will make color conversions directly to the printer, allowing color substitution rules to take place. The checkboxes 'Antialiasing' makes lines smooth, 'Overprint' simulate DeviceN multichannel overprint method and 'High precision' enhances the gradient rendering performance, which takes more CPU resources and might increase the file processing time.
Resolution: The parameters of this function indicate the resolution at which the PDF documents will be rendered. As a general rule, the 1/2 and Higher of print resolution will be used, with a minimum dpi of 72 and a maximum of 360.