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CMYK Color Bar Issue from Adobe Photoshop

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#1 noelblakley212


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:30 AM

I ended up saving the correct cymk value document that did print correctly with the cmyk values as my template, but I am using the same cmyk template for both documents with the same cmyk values and one will print out correctly and the other will not. I have even brought in the cmyk template and resent to my rip system, and guess what get the black and cyan, black and magenta, etc. But if I use what is placed from the first document (the cmyk tiff), no problem this is the same cmyk template for both documents and I get 2 different print outs for the imagesetter help! I have tried everything (even one of my other typesetters looking over what i was doing), and she is stumped as well. All settings, same, all profiles, same! We could not find anything that was different from one document than the other! Are we overlooking something?
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.
Thank you.

#2 HerbertNordal


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:17 PM

Check the picture box for your tiff file. Does it have a background color of white or is it empty?

Does the second document have the color bar over or touching another image box?

Are the black boxes just 100% K or is it an overprint of all colors?

Is something going on that confuses your trapping software?

Is something in the second document set to overprint?

If you create a for press PDF, how does it look in Acrobat Pro color separation preview?

Try creating a vector color bar.

How does the built-in color bar in Quark work?


It sounds like something is going on with the content of your second document that messes up your color bar since it works in the first document.

I know that this is obvious but it might not be your color bar, it might be your document construction.


Occasionally, badly constructed vectors will drive a RIP crazy, filled objects that are not closed, points that are filled instead of stroked, that kind of thing.

Get enough of them and the page chokes the RIP.

#3 MasEko04


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 10:29 AM



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