To access the Preferences, display the options from the 'Edit' menu, on the top menu bar of the program and select 'Preferences'.
In this section, we can set the following values, which the program will use by default.
Displacement with the keyboard: the selected objects can be moved using the keyboard's cursor keys. Pressing the cursor and Shift and Control keys at the same time can cause the distance moved to be different from when they are not pressed. In this section, you can configure the distance the design will move with these keys.
Undo levels: Here we configure the number of operations the program will retain in its memory in case we wish to undo any of the actions carried out. Every time a transformation is done on an object it is memorized so that we can use the undo command to return to the previous position. The undo levels use part of your PC system's memory. If your PC has little memory it would be advisable to reduce its value.
Automatic detection of rapport parameters: This option allows the detection and use of embedded rapport parameters in file and print jobs.
Ignore image transparency: Disables transparency to keep background color for spot color replacement.
Check file consistency: This will detect if the open file in neoStampa is under modification and send a warning to update the file in the application.
Adjust movement to Guidelines: Here we can determine whether we wish the objects to be snapped by the guidelines and their distance in pixels to the screen from which the guidelines will snap the objects.
Show grid: Activates grid on the job.
Avoid object overlap: Activating this option the program avoids that two designs may overlap; with Minimal separation, we can determine the minimum separation allowed between them. If we want to fit a design inside another we will have to deactivate this option.
Optimize media: Media optimization when open/import images in the job.
Limit jobs to one page only: It limits the job to one page, instead to split in two when the print file is out of range.
CP5 file path: This option enabled will locate the source file location when saving CP5.
Documents naming: Options that will perform assigned action:
- Disable auto-naming will assign the job type with a number (Job1, Rapport1, Job2 etc.)
- Auto-name rapport documents will use the file name in rapport documents only.
- Auto-name all documents will use the files name in all document types (Default, Rapport, DTG, Film)
In this section, you can configure the color model which will be used by default by the monitor, the scanner you will use, and the printer for color proofs.
Monitor profile: If you have a specific Monitor profile for your equipment, you can install it in the system. The Monitor's Profile is very important in order to achieve that colors are as close as possible to the colors of the design. The more precise the Monitor's Profile is, the better simulations you will obtain, and therefore what appears on the screen will be the same as what will be printed. There are systems for generating monitor models which calibrate monitors and allow you to view colors very realistically. Bear in mind that in order to keep a monitor perfectly calibrated, first of all, you need to use a high-quality monitor, control the environmental light, and, of course, all the monitor controls.
Force Absolute Colorimetric for LAB: The option can be selected if we want to print a document with Lab parameters. In such cases, the Rendering Intent has to be Absolute Colorimetric, no matter what parameters we have introduced in the scheme.
Do not print LAB 100/0/0: The option is used when we don't want a simulation to be printed, as it might color all the image backgrounds.
Color Engine: The program has several functions that manage color transformations based on the parameters of ink limit, linearization, and profiles. These functions are in the so-called Color Engine. neoStampa uses "Little CMS".
In this window, you can configure the Log file location, and manage the compute cost connection memory usage of the program.
Generate a Log File for each RIP job: This is a feature of the program, which generates a Log with all the information about the printed job. Such a file has information on the quantity of ink dots that have been used for the printing, the size of the media used, and the printing modes used for the job. All this information will be conveniently used so that the program will be able to produce quite a precise cost report. The log files can be organized by date. To encode the Unicode path enable the named option.
Compute Cost: This option calculates printing consumption and cost. By default, it is enabled. In Control Center you can see the consumables of the print jobs.
How to create and save print documents in neoStampa