I am using In Design and PS to create CYMK PDF for printing a children’s book. The original artwork was commissioned and is composed using gouache and black ink on off-white paper. So fortunately found a top-notch fine art scanning and reproduction service who provided me with picture perfect colour matching on pure white background which is best in this instance for CYMK offset printing.
So these scan reproductions are perfect as giclee prints and true to colour on my BenQ monitor.
BUT the end product is a printed children’s book so now the big important questions if you can help me are . .
Does the fine black ink in the artist’s images need to be Blackened for CYMK printing? They are very fine lines (maybe 1-2 points guesstimate).
As a children’s book (32 pages standard) it’s important that the images files are linked and not embedded in the InDesign file for size management; and the printer will want a single PDF, etc. so ?? Do I need to make changes specific to the colour black in the PSD file to ensure fine black ink art prints black and not dark grey before I generate the a PDF? (Noting that I will generate PS PDF for each image (images are full page size) and then linked to its text page in InDesign.
Which leads me to : 3. The text for each page is typed and placed in the InDesign file. I would like to assume that black text would print black and not dark grey. Can you set me straight on this notion please??
It would be very embarrassing to print beautiful images that lose the effects of black and ends up looking dark grey.
I hope I phrased my questions sensibly and many thanks in advance for all considerations.