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When you send normalized PDF file to FlexRip, the following error appears almost immediately with the rip task "ERROR: error: Parser error: Failed to map colorant <383>/pms1000c>".


The normalized PDF file contains external references that are also normalized PDF files. The external reference has been edited and ink changes have been done, without updating the "master file".


  1. If changes are made to any placed or linked files, the normalized file that contains these placed files will need to have the ink data updated as well.
  2. This can be done by executing tasks such as Optimize and clean or opening the file in an editor such as PackEdge or Plato and saving the file.
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Applies to

FlexRip all versions

Last revised 
CW Number209063