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Chapter 10. Color > Ink Manager

Ink Manager

One of the most common complaints among prepress service providers is that too many publishers don’t understand the difference between spot and process color inks, and they’re forever creating spot color inks that need to be converted to process color at print time. If you’re one of those service providers, you’re going to love the Ink Manager. (If you’re a designer, it’s still important to understand the Ink Manager, but you probably won’t use it much.) The Ink Manager does three things.

  • You can tell the Ink Manager to convert spot colors to process colors at the time of output (but it won’t change the actual color swatch definitions in your document).

  • You can alias one spot color to another, so two (or more) different spot colors will output onto the same plate.

  • You can tell InDesign how your inks act so that the program can trap them properly.


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