I am new to Illustrator but made a very cool file with photos & text to print as 11x14 poster. A JPEG file is needed to bring to the printer (using Costco which usually works fine). But when I get to the printing kiosk & open the file, it's appearance looks posterized with crazy neon colors. It's not even close to the colors of the original file. The color is set at CMYK & I'm choosing highest quality (10) in the save options. The .jpeg file looks fine when opened on my iPhone or another computer. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
closed as off-topic by Zach Saucier, Scott, joojaa, benteh, Hanna Aug 17 '15 at 21:14
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Basicly they are using an aplication that does not read right a cmyk file (or you did not embed it).
The visualization is not a problem, the problem could be that that program does not recognize embeded profiles.
Anyway, make a sample print and make decisions based on that.
Or use an RGB file, but still, you need to make a test. If the project is important, print a small file to see the colors (I would not trust a kiosk monitor at all), and make adjustments on you computer.