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I need to print a brochure on a CMYK heidelberg CPC printing machine.

The design house has asked me this: "We'll need to know that/if you are using a specific profile for uncoated paper. Right now the pictures have FOGRA29 embedded for uncoated paper. Is that okay for you?"

I actually don't know what this means... I don't know what FOGRA29 is, all I know is my machine can print CMYK.

Can someone please explain what it all means?

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"Is that okay for you?" = you need to ask the design house, not us. –  DA01 Sep 9 '13 at 14:13
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FOGRA29 is a special color scheme. You need to prepare Adobe InDesign or ... to use this color scheme.

In English: Go to Edit > Color Settings... then under Working Spaces there's a CMYK menu for Uncoated FOGRA29.

In German: Change in menu Bearbeiten –- Farbeinstellungen... the Arbeitsfarbräume for CMYK to FOGRA29 ... uncoated and click on Ok.

You can also use Adobe Preflight to change the color management to FOGRA29.

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+1 for preflight; a sadly ignored tool. –  Random O'Reilly Nov 26 '13 at 22:42
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Your answer is "Yes, that will be fine."

  • FOGRA39 Coated
  • FOGRA27 Coated (lightweight)
  • FOGRA29 Uncoated

You'll see that the CMYK working space for the document on uncoated stock is FOGRA29.

EDIT > Color Settings > Working Spaces CMYK: Uncoated FOGRA29.

Don't alter the correct setting. Good Luck.

Note: The RIP will take care of any necessary conversions.

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