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Packaging shows 4 process color when there is none

Mar 15, 2013 11:36 AM

Tags: #color #packaging #process

My packaging shows 4 process inks even though there is only a black and white image. My pdf image was first saved as a grayscale. When that didn't work, I converted it to a Gray Gamma 2.2 Grayscale in Acrobat and "saved as" my image. It still shows up as a 4 process color. Interestingly, when I check separations, it shows up as only black.


To check my InDesign, I completely removed everything from the document and left a blank page. The packaging still shows 4 color process.


Verified in Ink Manager that Convert Spot to Process is not checked.


Is there anything else I need to check?

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    Mar 15, 2013 12:07 PM   in reply to adunate

    No, but undo the Gray Gamma 2.2. I am not familair with the result, and may be appended, but it is not necessary.


    There will always be the CMY channels listed in Adobe Products; you correctly verified only black is in use via the Seperations Preview.


    InDesign package always lists cmyk inks.

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