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OSP for VJ10


OSP are currently working and testing hard for Verbindingen - Jonction 10 festival, organised by meta collaborators Constant. Offset CYMK Printout (5000 ex.) expected for next wednesday, with all the blurs, transparencies, gradients and fonts...

While trying to export the svg from inkscape to pdf, we encountered few problems with transparencies, and blur was completely ignored. We found a solution with using the batik SVG toolset from Apache.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Download the batik SVG toolset from http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/#download
  2. Let's assume you unpacked the batik toolset in a folder: /home/you/batik
  3. In the commandline, type: cd /home/you/batik/batik-1.7 (this may vary depending on the version of batik you have downloaded)
  4. Let's assume you saved your svg file produced in inkscape here: /home/you/yourfolder/yourfile.svg
  5. In the commandline, type: java -jar batik-rasterizer.jar -m application/pdf /home/you/yourfolder/yourfile.svg
  6. This produces the file /home/you/yourfolder/yourfile.pdf with correct transparency and perfectly rendered blurs!