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CJ
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Change MAX print qty on the fly

Trying to figure a way to alter the print qty in a MAX file on the fly conditionally. Have a dozen or so items that come through with a print qty set to 250 for example but the art file submitted is pre-imposed 4up so i really need the final print qty to be 63. Is there anyway to do this?

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StefanT-Xerox
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Re: Change MAX print qty on the fly

You could run a script on the hotfolder where you recalculate the quantity and save to a new MAX file, but the easiest way is probably to do this in an External Process in the  workflow. Please see attached script (requires Python).

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The quantity will be calculated by:

quantity = math.ceil(int(sys.argv[3])/4)

where sys.argv[3] is the quantity.

Stefan

John69
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Re: Change MAX print qty on the fly


@CJ wrote: 

Trying to figure a way to alter the print qty in a MAX file on the fly conditionally. Have a dozen or so items that come through with a print qty set to 250 for example but the art file submitted is pre-imposed 4up so i really need the final print qty to be 63. Is there anyway to do this? landstaronline


I am looking for the same, Did you found any solution?

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DavidU54339-XRX
FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
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Re: Change MAX print qty on the fly

One could also use the external node to change the quantity-- see attached WF. You'll need to change the .zip extension to .ffc to enable FFCore import. The ffc file was made using 6.2.0.

The interesting part is being able to determine if a job has been pre-imposed. Hopefully, the job name is different in some way.

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