I laid out and designed my book, which has an all black & white interior, in Adobe InDesign. I submitted a PDF file to CreateSpace to print. I received a Proof copy of the book. All of the text in the first chapter was printed with what appears to be a screen (tiny white dots over the black text). All of the other 380 pages in the book are correctly printed.
I notified CreateSpace and the response was:
“The team has confirmed that when reviewing the Interior file that was submitted to us, and the file that is used in Print, the pages with text containing white dots, is actually text with RGB color values. These values are lower than 100% black, and are printing as gray.”
I can see no difference in the swatch settings for the text in the first (screened) chapter of the book and the other chapters which were printed correctly. Is there anything I can do to insure that this problem does not happen when the book is printed?
I would suggest to run a preflight to make sure no RGB is found in the chapter. When exporting to pdf which settings are used? On the web you can find the correct settings for black/white pdfs.
Convert the first chapter to cmyk is another option, but check afterwards that all colours are "zero" and black is "100%".
That screen shot not look like a black and white page....
How was that text brought in? Is there an image or colored box behind it?