Name: Kodak Preps
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.7 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64 bit
RAM minimum: 1GB
Preps 7.5 new features and fixed bugs:
New features and enhancements:
- Combine as Spread
Preps now offers users the ability to convert a series of pages selected from individual pages into one full length/height page (spread). Crop marks are automatically adjusted to accommodate the new page size and Fold marks are automatically added if gutters exist between the series of selected pages to indicate fold/spine width dimensions. See Press Runs workspace. (PREPS-12836)
- Collation Mark Functionality
A new Static Collation Mark Resource can be defined which is not restricted to the spine or fold area of low and high folio pages. Static Collation Marks can be placed anywhere on the Press Run, but the parameters cannot be saved as Smart Marks for reuse in new Templates and Jobs. See Collation Mark settings. (PREPS-14188)
- Imposition Bounding Box Behavior
Imposition Bounding Boxes for classic impositions will now reflect only the imposition from the bottom left page corner to the top right page corner for each Section. This new behavior makes it easier to manipulate multiple Sections on one Press Run. (PREPS-14107)
- Expose the Print Dialog window on Save and Return to Prinergy
When using Preps integrated with Prinergy, it is now possible to expose the Print dialog window by pressing Option (Mac) or Alt (Windows). When pressing these options, the Save and Return to Prinergy menu function becomes the "Print" function. (PREPS-14025)
- Collation Mark Placement
Smart collation marks can now be placed on the front, back, or both sides of the sheet (Press Run). See Common settings for SmartMarks. (PREPS-11625)
- Improved positioning of Collation Marks that were defined without a binding style
Preps 7.1.0 introduced a feature that allowed users to define collation mark placement without a binding style. When creating a new smart collation mark or editing an existing smart collation mark, you could select None in the Binding list. This allowed you to define collation marks based solely on the position with respect to the page, on all sides of page 1 in the press run.
In version 7.1.1 and earlier, the direction and position were incorrect. The new behavior in Preps 7.1.3 and later is correct. If you created any templates in Preps 7.1.1 or earlier that use these types of collation marks, you will need to update the templates. See Collation Mark settings. (PREPS-13850)
Preps 5.3.3 crop marks with negative offsets appears different in Preps 6
Negative shingling value does not calculate scaled shingling values correctly
Restrict to Section needs to correctly reflect the decisions in the Press Runs workspace in a multiple section imposition.
Marks in the Press Run view display should match the output - WYSIWYG
Creep not being applied correctly when using 'scale' and center pages (imposition trim lines not scaling)
Default binding style is not retained when Preps is launched from Workshop
Get wrong result with custom fold pattern with rotated bind edge
Memory leak when imposing with over 3000 planned pages
Placement on Press Sheet of imposition are changed when save and open the job.
Copy/paste independent pages from one press run into another adds a lot of empty pages
WorkShop import Preps imposition error: The custom fold pattern was not found in REM database. 
Mark Color in SmartMark properties does not correctly reverse colors unless the custom mark contains the color "Registration"
PDF color mapping: mapped color name AND output color name populate the $color variable mark on output
When users duplicate multi-section pressruns twice, the order is not correct in the second duplication.
Two fold patterns on the sand box moves every time when click the same align button.
Signature collation marks on N-up sections with different page orientations are not in the correct location on the output
"Place mark outside page" causes marks to overlap Independent and Placeholder pages
Fold Flip, Fold Rotation, Bind Edge greyed out on CFP Section Properties
Keyboard Shortcut for Auto-center a page in the width and height of a stock (Command + D) doesn't work on SnR and Fold Patterns
Custom Fold Pattern not honored when saved in Japanese and Chinese language
Japanese translation is wrong in Step & Repeat Properties
Preps Splash Screen stuck on OS 10.9 and 10.10 when launching from Workshop > Create New Imposition
Convert to independent page incorrectly shifts page if Device Media is larger than Stock.
Runlist Page count not updated when deleting Press Run from Kodak UpFront job
OLH will not launch after Oracle Java 8 update 45 is installed on Mac OS 10.10.3
Duplicating multi-section pressrun will order the section come and go style
One of the most widely-used tools in the printing industry, PREPS Imposition Software produces faster, more accurate impositions that maximize press sheet usage. With flexible, easy-to-use templates and libraries, PREPS Software makes it easy to produce similar or repetitive jobs effectively, efficiently and automatically.
For use with third-party RIPs and workflows—or integrated with KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Software, as part of a KODAK Unified Workflow Solution.
-Accelerates and automates the imposition process
-Supports complex jobs for digital and conventional print with ease
-Makes it easier to handle large libraries of templates
-Helps reduce job costs and turnaround times through automation
-Supports industry-standard PDF input and JDF output files