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Trapping in Adobe® Illustrator®

Try the PowerTrapper for Adobe Illustrator plug-in for free.

This plug-in is used by prepress professionals for trapping files in Adobe® Illustrator®

  • Full trapping in a separate trapping layer
  • White Underprint
  • Support for technical inks, special inks & varnish areas
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Professional quality trapping software

Esko’s PowerTrapper, a trapping plugin for Adobe Illustrator, will trap your graphic design in a matter of seconds. You can make presets full of rules and exceptions to trap the file according to your specifications.

On the fly modifications are made easy in the very intuitive user interface. Produce professional packaging in Illustrator with the automatic trapping plugin.

Trapping in printing

No printer can assure a job will be printed well without sufficient trapping. DeskPack PowerTrapper, an Adobe® Illustrator® plugin, is based on the Esko’s trapping technology, considered one of the best in the industry.

Backed by more than twenty years of trapping experience, PowerTrapper is ready to handle any packaging design challenge. Trapping PDF files and trapping print files becomes intuitive and straightforward with professional quality output.

Trapping in Adobe® Illustrator®
Trapping in Adobe® Illustrator®

Full print trapping within a separate trapping layer

With PowerTrapper, an operator can trap objects, editable text, special fills, transparency, gradients, and process and spot color images together to assure a perfect job, independent of how it is printed.

A full set of highly interactive trapping tools covers all contingencies, with support for technical inks, special inks, varnish areas – everything needed to complete a packaging design for print.

Trapping PDF

PowerTrapper is luminance-based vector trapping software, in which all traps are placed on a separate trapping layer with editable trapping objects – on top of the original design in Adobe® Illustrator®.

This is “non-destructive” trapping, because it does not destroy the original artwork. Thus, traps can be viewed and modified – or even deleted – without fear of affecting the integrity of the original.

Trapping in Adobe® Illustrator®

White Underprint

This bundle also includes White Underprint functionality. Add a white underprint to your file in a few clicks. Choose an inkname and a choke-distance and automatically the correct object will be created in a separate layer based on the selected artwork. This tool can also be used to quickly create finishing layers (varnishes, embossing...)

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