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Exporting PDF colors look washed out

Sep 26, 2013 8:32 AM

Tags: #illustrator #color #color_management_problem #washed_out

Hi, so I recently started working with the new adobe cc programs. I haven't encountered these problems before. I have created everything using CMYK and used no images. I checked the colors in InDesign CC and the colors looked washed out as well. I checked overprint view and the colors don't change in Illustrator.


The left is a screenshot of Illustrator and the right is a screenshot of PDF.




Adobe CC uses synced color profiles so the colors should be the same across all adobe products right?

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    Sep 26, 2013 8:34 AM   in reply to cookiefresh

    I had the exact same problem last week. Our printer told me to make sure that every piece was saved as CMYK before it was placed into InDesign. This helped some, but then I tweaked the colors up a lot before printing.

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