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Why do I see Double Strike warning in the Color Engine Pilot?


Double Strike is a feature in HP DFE to enhance the print quality, basically double strike will create two separations in the DFE client when a print job is processed.

Double Strike is created only when the separation value is manually set above 100 in color strategies under “Convert Spot Colors” of “Exceptions”. Value above 100 will not happen automatically.

In the Esko DFE, the double strike value in rdb file is set to false, hence the DFE client will not create double separation even if you enter the value of a separation above 100. The Color Engine Pilot will just reflect as double strike as the value is set to 100+, but it will not make any difference in the output. 

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