29 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2013 1:46 PM by Peter Spier

    20 percent tint counts as color... here we go again!

    kmoc2259 Newcomer

      We use InDesign CS6 v8.0.1 on Windows. About 80 percent of our documents use color as follows:


      PMS 541 is applied as a spot color on at least 3 pages

      Black text is used on every page

      20 percent K tint is used (see image inserted below)

      Our in-house printer is a Konica Minolta C454


      The printer counts the tinted pages as a color, and we are charged for this "color" click. This has become costly for us, since the majority of the pages in our documents use pages with the 20 percent K tint. We create the box using the retangle tool and then outline with a 1pt. rule at 100 percent black and fill with 20 percent tint of black. Is there anyway to have the black tint just print as black and not as a color without printing the whole document as grayscale.


      BTW: We have used the printer driver and the postcript driver and both interpret the screen as a "color."