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Embedding Mixed Ink Image?

Jun 25, 2013 11:54 AM

I am trying to find out how to embed a mixed ink image into Illustrator (multiple spot colors) and not get single images once it's placed. So far I've only been able to do it with DCS 2.0 files which can only be linked, not embedded. I have been successful with saving PSD files and deleting all of the layer artwork, just keeping the channels, however when I embed that file it converts it into single images of each spot channel and not a mixed ink image. Basically what I'm looking for is when you look up at the top left bar when you have the image selected it should say embedded: mix ink image PPI: 300 or something like that. Instead I've only been able to get single image to show up. Does anyone know what format is required to get that? Thank you.

 
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    Jun 25, 2013 2:05 PM   in reply to Digital Halftones

    Which version of Illustrator are you using? Which version of Photoshop are you using?

     

    Can you provide a sample file including some instructions?

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 5:04 PM   in reply to Digital Halftones

    I once did a job like this by saving greyscale separations as tiffs.

    Placed them into Illustrator and coloured each of them in its respective colour.

    Set them to Multiply and put them on top of each other.

    The result looked o.k. but I recall that my printer had trouble ripping the file.

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 11:18 PM   in reply to Digital Halftones

    Whether I place a PSD or EPS that is a duotone ( PSD in the screen shot), I can opt to embed or not once placed in Illy.

     

    Once embedded, the screen preview is gray, but does hit the proper plate(s) in the PDF. A linked version is beside it in the second screen shot.

     

    Mike

     

    capture-000382.png

    capture-000383.png

     
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    Jun 26, 2013 2:41 AM   in reply to Digital Halftones

    I've seen this kind of file before as well.

     

    But those files might have been created by other apps and then converted to Illustrator files.

     
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