I must be missing something... I don't appear to be able to save a Mixed Ink swatch group or a Mixed Ink swatch in INDD CS5 or CS6. The save feature is grayed out. I am attempting to build 15 CMYK builds with various screens of Underprint White. But only the White spot color gets saved. None of the Mixed Ink builds get saved.
It looks like swatches made with multiple swatches can't be saved—I get this when I select both a Spot and a mixed swatch and save:
I think the best you can do is build a document with the 15 builds and save it as a master template, then drag and drop needed swatches from the template to your working document.
Or create a bunch of objects with those colors and create snippets of them
Place them as needed.
Bingo!!! and Awe Fudge. That is exactly what I am running up against. I got all excited when I saw the mixed Ink Group feature... thinking it was a way to save these mixes and send them to prepress. Thanks for validating my hunch. Hope the rest of your day is without incident.