This video shows how to define the folder structure for the automated processing.
In this step, you define the input and output folders. From the two Hotfolder Location lists, select Default. (If the lists are empty, you will first need to configure the Hotfolder Locations in the Hotfolder Service Configurator (see "Define the hotfolder location").
The default settings for the input and output folder.
The Output folder will be created as a subfolder of your main hotfolder. You can see the computer host and folder location in the Hotfolder Service Configurator. If you kept the default settings, it will be C:\Hotfolders\ on the local machine. So the complete folder path will be C:\Hotfolders\ISO Coated - My Digital Press - CMYKOGV\Output in this tutorial.
During the profiling process, all test charts that you need to print on your press will be sent to the output folder. Please make sure that this folder is used as an input folder for your DFE. Of course, you can also manually copy the files from this folder to your DFE.
When working with PDF files that contain overprinting or transparent objects, it's important to use flattening to achieve accurate color results. To enable flattening for your hotfolder, check the box under PDF Flattening > Use Flattening for PDF Processing.
Once flattening is enabled, the project's Input Color Space will be used as target color space for the normalization. This means that CMYK objects will not be normalized, while RGB objects will be normalized to the project's CMYK color space. The Raster/Vector Balance will be automatically set to 90% to reduce processing times (see "Flattening Settings").
The marked checkbox enables flattening for a hotfolder.