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I have been working in the graphic design field for quite a few years. Up to now, all my designs have been for the screen (website design, presentations, etc..). I am just now beginning to work with printing and press. With that said, this is my dilemma. I have created a brochure in InDesign CS. This brochure was created in CMYK colors. I have contacted a press company and they mentioned that I needed my colors in "screen" or "spot" (I don't remember which, both words were mentioned). If I do this, I will have a two color print. In ...

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    Default Spot color

    I have been working in the graphic design field for quite a few years. Up to
    now, all my designs have been for the screen (website design, presentations,
    etc..). I am just now beginning to work with printing and press.

    With that said, this is my dilemma. I have created a brochure in InDesign
    CS. This brochure was created in CMYK colors. I have contacted a press
    company and they mentioned that I needed my colors in "screen" or "spot" (I
    don't remember which, both words were mentioned). If I do this, I will have
    a two color print. In this brochure, I have a "pink" color and a tint of the
    "pink" color.

    What are they talking about, and more importantly, how do I change my colors
    to fit their requirements? Is there a spot color tutorial for InDesign? Any
    information would be appreciated. Thank you.

    --
    Seth Meranda
    smeranda<at>unlnotes<dot>unl<dot>edu





    Majicman17@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Seth,

    First, I suggest you get a copy of "The Non-Designer's Scan and Print Book" by Sandee Cohen (yes, this is a shameless plug) and Robin Williams. We have an excellent chapter on working with spot colors.

    Then go to the Help file and look up Spot Colors and read all the listings about spot colors.

    Then, define ONE pink color in your doent as a spot color and transfer all the other colors into that color and then tints (also called screens) of that one color.

    And then use black as your other color.

    Then come back here with any other questions you might have.

    Spot colors are a special interest of mine, but you need to do some homework before I can answer more questions.
    Sandee_Cohen@adobeforums.com Guest

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