2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2014 5:24 AM by rob day

    Placing an illustrator file with "white" objects add process black to PDF

    Dagservice Reprografie

      Ran into this problem today with InDesign CS5:

       

      I am trying to create a document with only one (spot) color, pantone 293 in this case.

      Placed some illustrator files in this document, all of them also only contain pantone 293. However, they also contain some "white" objects. Now my problem appears to be that "white" in illustrator is defined as "0% gray" by default. So when I export my document as PDF from inDesign, i get a PDF with both spot color pantone 293 and black. Strange thing is, I tried making the "white" objects 0% pantone 293 instead of 0% gray, but the PDF still exports with black process color.

       

      Just plain telling my printing company to ignore the black process color altogether would be foolish i guess, since there are objects underneath the illustrator files which need to be knocked out by the "white".

       

      Any ideas?