I have an EPS file that I am placing in Indesign doc. The image looks great in Illustrator, but in InDesign once placed there is a wave pattern to the colours (like an old tv) – not a smooth gradient. Is this a color profile problem? Or issues with how to maintain a vector image quality when importing into indesign? Upon export to PDF, again the EPS file exports fine, but InDesign export the colors aren't smooth (see sample images). The color is formatted for print (Fogra 39) for both.
Another question I hav eis about changing the working space to setting for print in InDesign. Under “placed content” should keep existing assignments, enable all profiles, disable all profiles be selected?
Another note to the above. Upon export to PDF there is this warning: The preset specifies source profiles that don't match the current colour settings file. Profiles specified by the colour settings file will be used.
What does this mean?
The issue is seen before exporting as well, but maybe this is an additional problem?
In Indesign you are only looking at a screen preview of the .eps file (and it would probably work better if you saved as .ai or PDF from Illustrator). Changing the Display Perfomance (View > Display Performance > High Quality Display) will get you the best possible preview.
The warning is normal when your profiles don't match the ones spcified in the preset defintition. It's not a problem, and ID will export the color correctly.