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Is there a way to disable indesign from overriding the print driver?

Jul 31, 2013 6:22 PM

i.e. I want the output to always come out using black only no matter what the settings are in Indesign.

 
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    Jul 31, 2013 6:27 PM   in reply to kmsales

    Assuming that you are printing to a PostScript printer, the answer is absolutely not. In the case of PostScript, InDesign and its underlying Adobe Core Technology components generate their own PostScript (OS PostScript drivers typically cannot handle the full imaging model of Adobe applications) and thus, driver settings are irrelevant for most such output, although InDesign does attempt to “pick up” certain current PostScript driver settings associated with paper size, duplex, etc.

     

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    Jul 31, 2013 6:28 PM   in reply to kmsales

    What operating system? What version of InDesign? Are you trying to convert an entire document to print as shades of gray?

     
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    Jul 31, 2013 7:31 PM   in reply to kmsales

    In InDesign CS6, they can export a PDF file which is grayscale. Choose File > Export > Adobe PDF (Print). Choose a PDF preset like Press (but not PDF/X-1a which doesn't support this output). Click on Output and choose Color Conversion: Convert to Destination. From the Destination menu, select one of the grayscale profiles like Dot Gain 15%. It will produce grayscale output, only on the black plate.

     
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    Aug 1, 2013 2:03 AM   in reply to kmsales

    You can set up a print preset with the correct settings for ID (or a PDF preset to make the grayscale PDF) and teach the operators to choose the preset.

     
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