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I print a small bulletin with 12 pages, the first is in colour, the rest is b&W text. When I export to .pdf the .pdf file is interpreted by the printer as black created by all the colours, not the straight black. Is there a way of exporting so that the black text stays black and is not printed as a colour page?

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  • Does the PDF have registration, bleed, or trim marks?
    – 13ruce
    Aug 22, 2019 at 16:16

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In general, straight black channel text will not be converted to 4 color black unless you have your InDesign preferences set incorrectly. And Adobe has them set incorrectly by default.

Choose File > Preferences > Appearance of Black from the menu in InDesign.

Be certain to set the Print/Exporting option to "Output All Blacks Accurately".

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And then be certain your type is set with the Black swatch and not the Registration swatch by mistake.

This should then generate a PDF with straight black type as opposed to 4-color type.

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  • All the settings as above has been confirmed in Indesign, but when the exported PDF is printed on a colour printer the text still prints as CMYK Oct 21, 2021 at 14:14

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