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!



      The Swatch

      CMYK Breakdown.PNG



      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.





      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



      The printed result





      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


      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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