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InDesign PDF Export

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by studioeighty, May 8, 2009.

  1. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    Hi guys,

    hope this is okay to post here. I'm designing a flyer in Indesign for a client, however when I export as pdf for print the colouring has changed:


    left side is the PDF - right side is InDesign screenshot

    I don't want the print to come out all hazey and grey??

    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong. I'm quite new to print.

    thanks for any help.

  2. how are you making the PDF? Are you printing to Distiller, making a Postscript file or exporting as a PDF?
  3. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    just exporting out of InDesign as a PDF
  4. try printing a postscript file, upping all the levels on distiller then distil the .ps file... worth giving it a try :)
  5. eneyekay

    eneyekay Member

    in indesign preferences, under 'appearance of black' have you got it set up to display all blacks accurately?

    so long as the black is C40,M10,Y10,K100 for litho, or C60,M60,Y60,K100 for digital you'll be fine regardless of how it looks on screen.
  6. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    thanks guys, I'll give it a trial print run!
  7. ch3tzy

    ch3tzy Senior Member

    other option maybe open pdf into photoshop, and change the levels.

    As nik has mentioned, c0 m0 y0 k100 is most likely what you have as the black

    try Niks formula should make a drastic difference.

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