Note: Pandora 7.5 was originally planned as version 4.5, but was adjusted to match the numbering that is now common across Kodak workflow products. There are no Pandora versions between 4.0.4 and 7.5. Both a 4.0 and 7.5 license will work with Pandora 7.5.
Auto-sized Flexo Plate based on Substrate size
The Pandora 7.5 software provides flexo users the ability to create a flexo plate automatically based on the substrate size. You can define wider and taller than the substrate dimensions for use in the creation of the plate.
Embed PPF data into JDF output
Embed CIP3 cutting data when your print job destination is JDF - Mime or JDF - non-MIME.
QR code marks
This feature allows you to define information in the label mark named
LBL_Qrcode.pdf for Pandora to generate the QR code. The mark can be placed on the layout where needed.
Show gap line between placements
When this measurement preference is enabled, it identifies the distances between various objects on the layout and will enhance the ability to place content and align objects. You can edit the distance shown by typing an alternate value as well as by dragging the object and seeing the distance update in real time.
Blank place holder (dummy artwork) for creating single-sided layouts
The Pandora 7.5 software further enhances the use of dummy artwork for single-sided layouts by allowing you to create a place holder artwork with a defined trim size and bleed. This artwork can be used to create a Step and Repeat.
Press tab moved in ShopMap Palette
You will now find the Press tab under Materials.
Launch Pandora on Windows after successful installation
Using the check box in the installer Setup window, it is possible to have Pandora launch immediately when you click Finish after completing the installation.
Marks that have the ability to reverse print automatically (this feature will remain in beta)
When this type of mark is applied to an object, it automatically determines whether the object should print or knock-out.
To use this feature, select a mark, enable the AutoReverse separation attribute check box, and set its background percentage criteria as needed.
Referenced PR ID
|Pandora-831||PDF render will change pdf's spot color value.|
|Pandora-845||A phantom dieline will display on the front side if assign a two-page artwork on double side job|
|Pandora-867||Change the Tint % for mark to '000' and it should be reset to '0'.|
|Pandora-869||Allow TOB_Substrate (Sheet) to be applied to two-sided layouts on both sides|
|Pandora-876||Front and Back Artwork not snapping to each side correctly with Prinergy|
|Pandora-888||Crash when doing drag&drop (SR)|
|Pandora-902||Single color mark using Darkest.1 spot identifier shows NO Output Color Attributes|
|Pandora-912||Remove restart of Mac OS after Pandora installation since dongle no longer in use|
|Pandora-914||Performing Bleed Overlap Splitting on back side of two-sided layout requires four mouse clicks|
|Pandora-926||In a double-sided Step&Repeat, any change to an offset value becomes invalid in back side|
|Pandora-931||In edit mode, a two-sided SR with mirror cannot be created|
|Pandora-939||Smart mark with increment won't be centered and the placement shows wrong after changing substrate|
|Pandora-954||For SW based licensing, it should not be possible to Reload License or manually enter license after release|
|Pandora-960||Remove ability to select online vs. offline retrieval of license|
|Pandora-961||Display the number of Serial Number activations in Software Licensing|
|Pandora-962||Supply meaningful error messages for common issues on contacting PLAS from SW based licensing|
|Pandora-963||SW previously licensed and released on a workstation cannot be re-licensed on same workstation|
|Pandora-967||When adding 1-up to the die if using a template job, Pandora crashes when extracting bleed path|
|Pandora-968||Save As Default with Apply Changes Immediately in Step and Repeat not retaining Center on Substrate on reuse|
|Pandora-969||Pandora should not display the Expiry Date of a permanent (perpetually renewing) license in the SW licensing dialog|
|Pandora-970||Pandora behavior when permanent license cannot be renewed|
|Pandora-978||"Memory allocation failed" error occurs when using High resolution monitor|
|Pandora-983||Dongle-less: auto renewal (validation) of Pandora Software License Key|
|Pandora-1014||Click to edit mark and change color property does not respond|
Pandora does not honor Use Vector Dieline from Artwork
|Pandora-1032||Resolve Rectangular Bleeds for StepRepeat Perfector layout is incorrect|
|Pandora-1050||SR with "Apply changes immediately" enabled creates duplicate StepRepeat_1 and crashes Pandora|
Problem when same-named mark appears in different folders [Pandora-818]
If same named mark appears in different folders, the wrong one may be accessed when editing layouts sent from PLA. It is recommended to use unique mark names to ensure the proper mark is accessed.
Licensing problem when Pandora software is running on a workstation with more than one hard drive [Pandora-985]
If the Machine ID associated with the license key is not the one that is sent to the licensing server, the Pandora software license may show
LBL_Qrcode.pdf is not shown in the Marks palette when using the Mac Updater [Pandora-1073]
LBL_Qrcode.pdf is located in the Applications > Pandora7.5.0 > Marks > Labels folder, but it is not visible in the Pandora user interface. To make it visible in Pandora, drag a copy of the
LBL_Qrcode.pdf to the Mac Desktop and then replace the original mark in the
Labels folder with the copy.