APFill Ink Coverage Meter FAQ
Q: Why do we need APFill Ink Coverage Meter in our company?
A: Initially, the program was intended specially for use in a polygraphic company (booklets, business cards, calendars printing, etc.). First, APFill Ink Coverage Meter allows you to estimate the exact manufacturing cost of the imprint, not by eye, but by using accurate formulas. This allows you to set the price based not only on the paper size and thickness, but on the filling density. Thus, you can attract clients by having a lower price than your competitors, at the same time without ever making the price lower than your actual cost. Measurement results can be copied to Excel, where you can derive formulas for calculation of a price on the basis of imprint color coverage ratio, paper size, quantity and more.
Q: What do I need to work with PS/PDF files?
A: APFill allows you to measure the ink coverage of PostScript files. This method is more accurate than measuring directly from the screen. To enable the PS files support, APFill needs GPL Ghostscript 9.20 to be installed. It is a freeware library for PS files and can be downloaded from https://github.com/ArtifexSoftware/ghostpdl-downloads/releases/tag/gs920/ .
Q: What does ink coverage results mean?
A: Please read APFill User's manual
Q: "Error while unpacking program, code LP5. Please report to author." Is it a bug?
It's not a bug of our software, actually, it's caused by some CA software such as CA Internet Security Suite. AOL users may also have this problem. AOL users please try following solution: Restore or click on AOL Safety and security. On the left is listed FIREWALL. You click to open Firewall. Then click to open Privacy Wall. On left side of panel is Program permissions- make sure program permission is enabled. Then click on View Program Permissions. After Program permissions load, you need to add the apfill.exe (Normally in C:\Program Files\APFill\) to this list via New Allowed Application-it has a browser built in so you can find the .exe. Also try to update your Spyware software.
Q: How can I make an unattended intsllation package?
A: To make an unattended installation of APFill just create .BAT file with lines:
Where XXXXX-XXXXX....-XXXXX is your multi-user license key and APFill.exe on the first line is the standard APFill distributive.
start /wait APFill.exe /VERYSILENT /SP-
"%PROGRAMFILES%\APFill\APFill.exe" QUIETREGISTER XXXXX-XXXXX....-XXXXX