Skip navigation
kymlym1
Currently Being Moderated

Why does my new pdf colour differs from the old one?

Mar 31, 2013 9:30 PM

I am updating an old pdf document using Indesign. But I'm having problems when exporting the new PDF, the colours, especially the red doesn't print out correctly. How can I make sure the colours on the new document print out the same colours?

 

I placed the old PDF into Indesign, make some updates, save and exported it as a new PDF. but it doesn't save with the same colours. What can I do?


 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 1, 2013 3:36 AM   in reply to kymlym1

    It sounds like your color settings may be different in the two files, or that you are flattening transparency in the new export and should be using the RGB flattener space instead of the CMYK.

     

    Screen shots would help.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 2, 2013 6:18 AM   in reply to kymlym1

    We need those screen shots....

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 3, 2013 1:40 AM   in reply to kymlym1

    Can you show us the actual PDFs? We might even need to see the .indd files.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 3, 2013 7:33 PM   in reply to kymlym1

    This is the color I get out put to a new PDF from the ID file...but with the missing PDF link the output color might be affected.

     

    capture-000198.png

     

    Mike

     

    Edit, and this is what I see in your  G Guideline-draft-1.pdf file.

     

    capture-000199.png

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 4, 2013 4:04 AM   in reply to kymlym1

    It looks to me as if you've converted the spot color (pantone 186) to process during the export. In the original PDF the background is Pantone 186, and it's still spot in ID, but the second PDF is process. That's something that would have to have been done intentionally by clicking the Ink Manager button in the export dialog.

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points