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Hi, I'm printing off a doent that was created with an RGB color mode. The printer prints only in CMYK and comes out differently enough that I want to try and match the screen. I converted the mode to CMYK and then tried to input the same color codes from RGB. Illustrator then automatically converts the color back to the original hue it gave me when I converted to CMYK in the first place. Plus, I can't seem to get any pure colors. Everything is a greyed hue and I can preview pure colors, but can't get them to change ...

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    Default switching to CMYK from RGB in Illustrator 9.0

    Hi,

    I'm printing off a doent that was created with an RGB color mode. The printer prints only in CMYK and comes out differently enough that I want to try and match the screen. I converted the mode to CMYK and then tried to input the same color codes from RGB. Illustrator then automatically converts the color back to the original hue it gave me when I converted to CMYK in the first place. Plus, I can't seem to get any pure colors. Everything is a greyed hue and I can preview pure colors, but can't get them to change in the doent itself. Can I fix this?

    Thanks.

    Jon mings
    Jon_Cummings@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: switching to CMYK from RGB in Illustrator 9.0

    Jon,

    Nothing strange in this: the CMYK colour gamut is smaller. Try a forum search on gamut.
    Jacob_Bugge@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: switching to CMYK from RGB in Illustrator 9.0

    Jon,

    CMYK process inks cannot produce highly saturated colours. When in CMYK mode
    Illustrator will only allow you to create colours that are printable with
    process inks.


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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