38 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2014 6:59 AM by rob day

    Export to PDF and print same swatch colour - different variation of colour on printouts

    Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

      I have multiple documents - they are all set up the same way.

       

      I have 2 or 3 swatches in each of them -namely Rubine Red is giving me an issue - this is the same swatch in every document!

       

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      The Swatch

      CMYK Breakdown.PNG

       

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      Colour Settings

       

      Here are my Colour Settings - the exact same in every document - I have also used the "Convert Profiles" and made sure all are the exact same.

       

      ColourSettings.PNG

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      Export to PDF

       

      When I export to PDF - the export looks great - and the coloured frames all look the exact same - and they give the exact same colour read outs in any profile I look at in the Preflight Manager

       

      The CMYK Reading is 4/99/20/0 in all boxes

       

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      The printed result


      Frames.jpg

       

       

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      Same colour settings

      Same swatch and same swatch values

      Same PDF export options

      Same swatch values on output

       

      Only 1 file prints the correct colour throughout


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      PDF export settings

      Test File

       

       

      Can anyone help me with this?

       

      The printer I am using is a XeroxColorQube using PS driver.

       

      Windows 7

      Adobe InDesign CS5.5

       

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