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CMYK to spot color seperations


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#1 vorp

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:13 AM

can someone tell me please i need urgently need when i open eps file in coreldrawx7 and there is a pantone of design and its also shown as palette but when i go to print menu and check to then print seperation tab but it doesnt show a colors of pallete only shown at cmyk please i need to print with seperations please guys :(

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#2 sharie

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:27 PM

Herbert might be able to help you  :)


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#3 HerbertNordal

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 08:27 PM

It has been many years since I had to work with Corel Draw, but I didn't have problems with properly constructed files.

Don't forget to look under the Print Preview to see what is going on with your separations.

My only problems with Corel was that dot gain and trapping settings interfered with my imagesetter calibration.

 

Please do not take offense at these suggestions.

Color selection must be made from the correct Pantone color table.

Make sure you are selecting color using the Pantone Spot Color table, not the Pantone Process table.

Defining your own colors and naming the Pantone does not work.

 

I hope that this is of some help. 

Thanks


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#4 HerbertNordal

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 04:24 AM

Early on, advertising agencies and design studios produced keyline files.

These were more instructions than actual art.

 

The vendor was expected to turn out the real separation files and to actually make the file work.

I suspect Sharie has some painful experience with people who do not know RGB from CMYK from spot.

 

Back in the day, major clients expected vendors to fix all problems.

We did, and they kind of paid for it.

Prepress trouble shooting was a cost they expected printers to absorb...ouch!

 

arg!!!

 

Just saying, talented designers may produce spectacular beautiful wonderful art that does not work.

Kind of makes a guy cranky.


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#5 HerbertNordal

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:38 PM

As an afterthought, if you did not create the file, are you sure that it is vector?

Newbies, temporaries and interns will occasionally rasterize a perfectly good vector file, ruining it for spot color. (silkscreening, etc.)

You may need to have a conversation with the file creator.

Why spend time reinventing the wheel?


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