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Starting with Apogee

At A Glance

The Apogee Prepress v9 Tutorial provides an introduction to the basic functionality of Apogee Prepress v9.
Apogee Prepress is the next generation of Agfa's acclaimed Apogee workflow system for the Commercial and Packaging printing industries. Apogee Prepress allows you to automate and distribute prepress processes using JDF, PDF and Digital Film in an integrated all-digital workflow.


Who Should Follow this Tutorial

This Tutorial is designed for users who need to input documents into the Apogee Prepress System and create and submit Hot Tickets and Job Tickets.
As a user, it is assumed that you are already familiar with your front-end workstations, output devices, and desktop software applications, as well as prepress processing methods, printing procedures, and network traffic. If this is not the case, please refer to the relevant user or operator manuals.


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Tutorial Objectives

This Tutorial is divided into a series of lessons. In these lessons, you will review the following:

  • Lesson 1: "Quick Tour"
    In this lesson you will execute a number of exercises that will guide you through the Apogee Prepress user interface.
  • Lesson 2: "Ticket Templates"
    In this lesson you will be introduced to the concept of Ticket Templates. These Ticket Templates are the starting point for working with Apogee Prepress.
  • Lesson 3: "Working with Hot Tickets"
    In this lesson you will explore the Hot Tickets window. You will learn what Hot Tickets are and when you should use them.
  • Lesson 4: "Creating Hot Tickets"
    In this lesson you will learn how to create your own Hot Ticket starting from a Blank Hot Ticket Template.
  • Lesson 5: "Editing Hot Tickets"
    In this lesson you will learn how you can edit an existing Hot Ticket.
  • Lesson 6: "Working with Filters"
    In this lesson you will create a new Hot Ticket and examine the types of messages that can appear in the Message Board.
  • Lesson 7: "Working with Messages"
    In this lesson you will be introduced to how filters work in Apogee Prepress.
  • Lesson 8: "Working with Job Tickets"
    In this lesson you will learn what Job Tickets are and how you can use them.
  • Lesson 9: "Creating and Editing Job Tickets"
    In this lesson you will learn how to create your own Job Ticket starting from a Blank Job Ticket Template.
  • Lesson 10: "Working with PJTF Imposition"
    In this lesson you will learn how to use PJTF Imposition in your Apogee Prepress workflow.
  • Lesson 11: "Exporting Documents"
    In this lesson you will learn how to use the Export Task Processor.
  • Lesson 12 : "Basic Administrative Tasks"
    In this lesson you will find a number of lessons that are relevant for Apogee Prepress administrators.

Downloads

Download the Apogee Prepress v9 Tutorial