Esko Visualizer technology can visualize 3D simulations of specific finishing effects, such as varnish. A Finishing Profile defines how the separations of a given PDF are mapped to these effects.
Share & Approve comes with nine default Finishing Profiles:
Matt Coated paper
Gloss Coated Paper
Clear Film Label
Corrugated Liner (Brown)
Each profile maps the separations named "White, Gold, Silver, Varnish, Emboss and Deboss" to an operation that is suitable for the given substrate.
Share & Approve also lets you use custom Finishing Profiles made by Esko's Studio Visualizer (a plug-in for Adobe® Illustrator®). This article describes how to use a custom Finishing Profile in Share & Approve. It assumes you are familiar with creating a Finishing Profile in Studio.
Create an operation stack in Studio using the Finishing Operations palette and select Export Finishing Profile
Upload the graphical document along with the exported .stf file to your Share & Approve site
Open the graphical document in the Share & Approve Viewer
Click the 3D button in the toolbar
The 3D Setup widget appears. Open the Finishing Profile drop-down in the widget and select Configure Custom Finishing Profile
Select your finishing profile from the list and click Use Default Separation Mapping
Click Preview to see your 3D visualization in action
If you are an Editor or an Approval Master, you can save these settings to remember it whenever the document is opened.
Users opening the graphical document should have access to the .STF file for them to see the effects.