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Don't use a black only at 95%.... make 2 different rich black. One could be 40-40-40-100 and the other 30-30-30-90. Personally I recommend you use a bit more Cyan in your recipes rather than making all your CMY values equal: if the printer is not well calibrated (or is digital), a black with more cyan will still look steel black and not dark brown (eg. ...


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If you only have access to the PDF and can't really open it in Illustrator/Photoshop to convert the spot colors (since most designers don't vectorize their fonts...), you can convert everything to CMYK in Adobe Acrobat Pro with the Preflight. You can use the "Preflight" feature and create a profile to "fix" files; it will verify if you have any other color ...


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The thing is it depends. CMYK has a different possible range of colors than spot colors, this range is called color gamut. So it may be that your chosen spot color is outside the gamut of your regular CMYK printer. This gets you in a bind, since now you need to decide what alternate color to use. For this you need to have a colorimeter to decide what your ...



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