Once you have all the base page setups created in the Navigator RIP, and the base workflows created in the Server/Client, you can setup your Interlock screening settings.
Go to your RIP, select the Separation Setting you would like to have interlocked, and copy the setting within the Separation Manager.
A window will pop up asking for the new name for the copy. For this example, I am naming this as Interlock.
In the Separations screen, change the dot shape to Round / Ellipse A. All of your other settings should remain as they were.
Click OK to close and save this Separation Style.
Now select the Separation style you just created, and copy that. For this example, I am naming this as Interlock-Inverse.
In the Separations screen, change the dot shape to Round / Inverted Ellipse A. All other settings should remain as they were.
Click OK to close and save this Separation Style. Click OK to close the Separation Manager as well. If you have any Page Setups open, close them and all other Rip Manager windows.
Go to your Client, then duplicate the workflow you want to have an Interlock screening option. I am saving this workflow with “ - Interlock” added to the workflow name. Close the Workflow editor without making any changes at this point. We will come back to this workflow. Duplicate the “ - Interlock” workflow, then add “ - Interlock Inverted” to the Workflow name.
In the Inverted workflow settings, go to the RIP icon/tab. Refresh the Page Setups. This should only take a few minutes. Once complete, select the Interlock-Inverse Separation from the pulldown menu. Click on the pencil to close the editor.
Now edit the Interlock Workflow. You will add a COPY action before the RIP. Set the copy location to the Inverted Workflow.
Continue to the RIP icon/tab. Select the Interlock Separation from the pulldown menu. Click on the pencil to close the editor.
When you drop a job into the first workflow, it will copy the job into the second (inverted) workflow. You will have two complete jobs in the Client. You will then decide which separation(s) need to be omitted from the interlock workflow, but released from the Inverse workflow. In the sample file I am using, three separations are being used in a gradient (Black10, Pantone 113 C, and Pantone 185 C). Below is what the original PDF looks like in Acrobat
If you view the job in either workflow, you will see white appearing between the dots. By releasing all the separations from the Interlock workflow, except for Pantone 185 C, and only releasing the Pantone 185 C separation from the Inverted Workflow, we will result in a print where no white will show between the dots.
The viewer below is using the ROAM function in the RIP (in the Output Controller/Monitor). The viewer within the Client cannot mix two separate jobs.