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Prinergy Tools is a set of prepress production plugins for Adobe Illustrator which are available for both Macintosh and Windows OS-based computers. Although the tools are primarily of interest to packaging converters, they can be beneficial to any Prinergy customer.

The plugins are available in a variety of packages:

For details about the features of these tools, follow the links in Prinergy Tools.

Version 1.01.03

New Features and Enhancements in 1.01.03

Prinergy Tools 1.01.03 Release adds these new features:

  • Illustrator CC2020 compatibility
  • macOS 10.15 compatibility
  • Auto calculation of UPC Barcode Check Sum digits
  • Additional GS1 DataBar code types
  • Import layered PDF into Illustrator and retain layers and relationships.

Known bugs and limitations in 1.01.03

  • On macOS 10.14, Illustrator crashes on first launch after running plug-ins installer (Workaround required, see Installation Notes below).
  • On macOS 10.14, start-up message "Error loading plugins. Prinergy_Nest.aip." This error can be ignored.
  • To recognize layers, Esko PDFs must be created with Automation Engine 16 and above

Installation Notes

  • There are two different installers for each workstation platform. Use the appropriate installer for the version of Creative Cloud you are running.
    • CC2017: use for Illustrator CC2017 and CC2018
    • CC2019: use for illustrator CC2019 and CC2020
  • macOS 10.14 installation note: To prevent Illustrator from crashing on first launch after installing Prinergy Tools:

    • Do not launch Illustrator immediately after installing the plug-ins
    • Open the Applications\Adobe Illustrator 2020\Plug-ins folder and copy the \Prinergy folder to the desktop.

    • Delete the \Prinergy plug-ins folder from the Application folder.

    • Launch Illustrator 2020 and then Quit.

    • Copy the saved \Prinergy folder from the Desktop back to the Applications folder

    • Re-launch Illustrator 2020. Illustrator should then start normally.

  • macOS 10.14: to prevent the start-up message: “Error loading plugins. Prinergy_Nest.aip” click the Don’t Show Again checkbox in the Error Dialog to suppress the error message.




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