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I'm starting backwards on this answer. From the final question. Exporting to pdf When you export a pdf format for print, you should use a specific subformat for example the X family X-1a. This format excude unnesesary features and process the file so it only have the data you need for print. This are old formats but work well. This dosen't alow ...


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The PNG format is for screen. It is an entirely incorrect format to use in any print production files. Not only does PNG not support CMYK, many Raster Image Processors (RIPs) do not understand the format and will choke on it. The correct formats to use would be the native Photoshop format (.psd) or .TIFF. Both these formats support CMYK color, allow ...


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"Best" is not clearly defined, it depends on context so there's no way i can answer what best is. In general you want to color manage, not doing so does you no favors. So unless you know what color management is, extremely well. Do not choose option discard embedded (don't color manage). It is reserved for very special situations. Choosing between the two ...


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System color settings change everything I keep mine at sRGB for some measure of browser representation. I also use a bunch of other presets and screens to test for variation. Here’s an example of sRGB vs Adobe RGB. Variance within a screen Your problem seems odd, though. If the variation is from your color settings, you should see it across the ...


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Lack of color management does not mean the image is not managed. No color management means the image is set to sRGB*. It would be MUCH better to color manage it with your systems settings or set to sRGB. You'd get the same result and it would actually mean something to other devices (that now will proceed thinking it is sRGB and color manage accordingly) ...


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When creating new Illustrator documents and targeting devices, create them with sRGB color space. For further understanding about color spaces, see e.g. here: https://fstoppers.com/pictures/adobergb-vs-srgb-3167 Assuming you already have an Illustrator document with no color management, add it: Under Edit/Color Settings, select Europe Web/Internet. This ...



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