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We are making CD covers and labels and when we export the files to pdf we eyedrop the colors and the percentages of the components of color (CMYK) we get different values. Not huge differences, but differences but differences nonetheless. We went back the the native files in photoshop, made extra, Extra sure the CMYK values were exact for Pantone 287U, and we reimported the high resolution tiff's and in the export pdf file, Again!, the colors are different. Any suggestions?...

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    Default Colors in pdf are different -- help!

    We are making CD covers and labels and when we export the files to pdf we eyedrop the colors and the percentages of the components of color (CMYK) we get different values. Not huge differences, but differences but differences nonetheless. We went back the the native files in photoshop, made extra, Extra sure the CMYK values were exact for Pantone 287U, and we reimported the high resolution tiff's and in the export pdf file, Again!, the colors are different.

    Any suggestions?
    Teresa_Halbrehder@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Colors in pdf are different -- help!

    Do you have the same color management setup in InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat? That would be a helpful start. Is the Pantone being defined as a process color or a spot color?

    Mike Witherell in Washington DC
    mikewitherell_at_jetsetcom_dot_net Guest

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