1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 9, 2012 6:01 AM by Peter Spier

    Indesign CS3 won't print black

    L Welch Level 1

      ON my HP5000, WordPad or anything else prints black, Indesign prints about a 92-94% screen black...

      what have I done wrong?

        • 1. Re: Indesign CS3 won't print black
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          I'm guessing you meant the LaserJet, not the DesignJet plotter...

           

          In your preferences, go to the Appearance of Black tab and set Printing/Exporting to Output All Balcks as Rich Black.

           

          Your printer is monchrome, and ID reserves 100" K output for the darkest blacks, which are four-color mixes and simulates the slightly lighter appearance of 100%K only blacks by screening the output when you have set print all blacks accurately on a non-postscript device or are printing to PDF.