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Acrobat EPS and color spearations

Posted on Mon, 1 Mar 2004 at 13:30



We receive a lot of PDFs and lately we can't get correct color separations.

We save the PDF as EPS files and import them into Quark 4.1
When we attempt to separate them the image appears on all plates instead of
correctly creating CMYK values for each plate.

Anyone have any solutions for this?

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Anonymous says: Hi, which version of Acrobat do you have ? And do you open it in Acrobat to convert it into EPS file or you open it with another application such as Photoshop or Illustrator for example. It will help ...

Hi, which version of Acrobat do you have ? And do you open it in Acrobat to convert it into EPS file or you open it with another application such as Photoshop or Illustrator for example. It will help me to find out what happens.

Sylvain

posted on: Thu, 03/18/2004 - 11:00am
Anonymous says: I ...

I'm curious about this as well. We have much the same problems with many of the pdf's we recieve and their separations. The only difference is we use the PDF filter in Quark (4) to directly import.

Kris

posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 10:39pm
Anonymous says: All of you are making 1 serious error. PDF is now Illustrators native format. Instead of openingplacing in Quark (which in my opinion is a highly over-rated program), just open your PDF's with Illustrator ...

All of you are making 1 serious error.

PDF is now Illustrators native format.

Instead of openingplacing in Quark (which in my opinion is a highly over-rated program), just open your PDF's with Illustrator and print from there.

Whenever I receive art files in Quark, I export the pages as EPS and have no problem after that.

I also find that some artists will create their art in Illustrator and the insert the file in Quark and send you the quark and Illustrator files.

I have no idea what they are thinking when they do this. The only opinion I have on this is AMATEURS.

Larry

posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 6:55pm
Anonymous says: Nice thought, but we don't use Illustrator to print plates. All final layouts are on Quark. Opening PDF's in Illustrator has not been a viable option for us, we have a lot of issues with fonts defaulting, ...

Nice thought, but we don't use Illustrator to print plates. All final layouts are on Quark. Opening PDF's in Illustrator has not been a viable option for us, we have a lot of issues with fonts defaulting, spot colors not separating properly, images moving within the layout, etc.

Sending you two different formats sounds like a good failsafe to this 'amateur'.....

Kris

posted on: Fri, 07/09/2004 - 9:14am
Anonymous says: The thing is it is not 2 different formats. It is only 1, Illustrator. Quark is only a carrier the, file is Illustrfator. Larry posted on: Sat, 07/10/2004 - 9:14am
Anonymous says: The reason all colors are appearing on 1 plate is because the person generating the PDF has not created it properly. A PDF for screen viewing is converted to RGB, which will not seperate properly. All ...

The reason all colors are appearing on 1 plate is because the person generating the PDF has not created it properly.

A PDF for screen viewing is converted to RGB, which will not seperate properly. All you will get is the black printer.

They need to save their file with "for pre-press" selected and this will prevent Acrobat Distiller from converting the file to RGB.

As for fonts, they have to set Distiller to include/embed all fonts.

It's all about the settings when crewating PDF's.

I create about 10 a week for proofing with my client without any problems, and these are not small files. The pre-distilled files range from 50 meg to over 250 meg.

Larry

posted on: Sun, 07/11/2004 - 1:27am

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