Monday, November 30, 2009

How To Print Color Separations From Indesign

Sometimes you need to print separations that show the CMYK values (cyan, magenta, yellow, black). You'll have 4 new images that show only the specified ink colors.

You can do this by making a new printer preset.


print preset->custom
printer->post script file
PPD->Adobe PDF 9.0 (you may have a different #than 9.0)

You'll probably have to scroll for awhile to find the Adobe PDF selection since the list only appears to be alphabetical; mine was after Xerox.

apply the setup, marks and bleeds as needed.

save the preset

You can access the new preset under print preset->separations (or whatever you named the new preset). The printer is now set to use for postscript, PPD Adobe PDF 9.0, separations

screen shot of print specification tab

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