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

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Ink Manager

The primary purpose of the Ink Manager (Figure 11.20) is to fix spot-color errors by remapping extraneous colors to correct inks. In this example, the job should only have one spot color, Pantone 130 C. So the Ink Manager is used to remap the two problematic colors—PMS 130 CVC and Harvest Gold—to the correct Pantone 130 C plate for output.

Figure 11.20. The Ink Manager can remap an incorrect spot color (A) to the correct ink (B) by using what InDesign calls Ink Aliasing. With one click, you can designate all spot colors to image as CMYK builds (C). Selecting the Lab option (D) may provide more accurate onscreen approximation of spot colors. In a color-managed workflow, this option may provide more accurate rendering of spot colors ...

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