What expport settings are you using? How are you printing, and from what application?
Thank you for your response. I am using Adobe PDF Print export settings. Ink printing, Adobe InDesign CC.
WHICH particular Adobe PDF (Print) settings? Printing on what device? From what application are you printing this PDF?
Adobe PDF Preset: High Quality Print(Modified)
Compatibility: Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4)
I apologize its a laser printer not ink
RBS Model B4230
I am printing from the Exported PDF although i dont think the printer is the problem because when it exports the areas that contain the pantones are black in the PDF (MAC)
It's very important to know if you are printing this PDF from Acrobat, Adobe Reader, or from some non-Adobe viewer like Mac Preview. Are the Pantone colors correct on the screen when you view the PDF file before you print?
I was previously printing this from adobe reader. The pdf once exported showed the correct color pantones although it was prinitng black but now im using mac preview and when i export it , the pantones in the PDF are black and it prints black as well. In Indesign the color pantones are showing as per the prescribed colors im using Pantone C
Mac Preview is not a good PDF viewer and it has problems with any sort of "special" or complex PDF. You should be using Acrobat or Reader for viewing and printing PDF with spot color.
I'm a little confused though. I googled the Ineo 423, and the brochure says it's monochrome.....
Also, if the laser printer is really the intended output device, not just a proofer, you probably should not be using spot colors at all unless you are using the Ink Manger in ID or Acrobat to convert to process. The Pantone Color Bridge library would be more appropriate.
Im designing this both for print and digital publishing. Its a 500 page catalogue for a welding company. i have tried changing the Spots to the CMYK figures but the company was unhappy with the result it appears lighter and a few shades off.
I will stop using Mac preview and use adobe reader instead. The laser priniter is not the intended output device i intend on printing this with a professional printing company. Today i will go there and print one page just to see if my pantones are prinitng correct i will also try using the pantone color bridge library.
Thank you for your time and replies
The only place you will get spot color output is on a printing press. If that is the destination for the print version, then you want to leave the spot colors as they are.
Otherwise, you may never get a good color match on any sort of digital printing equipment. Many spot colors are outside the range that can be printed with CMYK inks and toners.
I will leave the spot colors as is and hope it prints correct at the press, before i die of a heartattack lol!!
It looks perfect on the i-pad app though