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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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What to Do About All Those Extra Swatches

Does this sound familiar? You’re working on a job that should consist of CMYK plus one spot color, Pantone 130. After importing duotone images created by your team’s retouchers and placing the vector art provided by another designer, you realize that there are three spot colors in the Swatches panel—Pantone 130 C, PMS 130 CVC, and something named Harvest Gold. Although we easily recognize that PMS 130 CVC and Pantone 130 C refer to the same color (and we suspect that Harvest Gold does too), a RIP sees the different names as indicating different inks and faithfully outputs them separately. Consequently, you need to take measures to ensure that only spot-color plate—Pantone 130—is output. And you’ll have ...

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