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My Quark doc has a few picture files in it with spot colors that aren't printing. Quark is recognizing the files with spot colors and displaying them correctly too. But when I create a Press Ready (default settings) PDF from a PS file, those pics with spot colors vanish in the PDF. Oddly enough, the same spot color used variously in text shows splendidly in the PDF. It might be of interest to the tech savvy here that these files with spot colors were in the image mode of multi-channel and saved out of Photoshop in the DSC 2.0 format ...

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    Default Distilling Spot Colors?

    My Quark doc has a few picture files in it with spot colors that aren't
    printing. Quark is recognizing the files with spot colors and displaying
    them correctly too. But when I create a Press Ready (default settings) PDF
    from a PS file, those pics with spot colors vanish in the PDF. Oddly enough,
    the same spot color used variously in text shows splendidly in the PDF.

    It might be of interest to the tech savvy here that these files with spot
    colors were in the image mode of multi-channel and saved out of Photoshop in
    the DSC 2.0 format for Quark.

    Software used was: Quark 4.1, Photoshop 7.0, Acrobat 5.0

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    Michael

    Michael_Galvin@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Distilling Spot Colors?

    You must not use the DSC format. It is only suitable for making
    separations in XPress, NOT for making composite PDF files. This is
    not a bug: it is how DSC was designed.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Distilling Spot Colors?

    >the DSC 2.0 format for Quark.

    Correction to my reply. I think you meant "DCS" (Desktop Color
    Separations) format, and if you did, then my reply should have said
    DCS too. DSC is a form of PostScript too.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Distilling Spot Colors?

    Andi thank you so much. You've been a great help in this forum (and others
    too) for quite some time now. Understanding the interplay of DCS and PDF has
    truly been helpful. All the best.

    Michael

    Michael_Galvin@adobeforums.com Guest

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