When working digitally with spot colors, you can't get a preview which is as trustworthy as you get when soft proofing RGB images with the proper CMYK profile.
Color management is based on measurements of actual physical CMYK test prints performed under standardized conditions. This is just four inks and the method has been perfected for decades.
When it ...
I'm using Illustrator. Should I be providing one artboard per panel?
Yes, I would make each panel and artboard in Illustrator with the correct spacing between each artboard. I find this easier to design on instead of 1 artboard. You could do 1 artboard and draw the bounding boxes.
All panels on 1 artboard
All panels with their own artboard. I think this is ...
The bin specs you have do look pretty accurate. I don't believe they would have done this effort of drawing it without making sure it has correct measurements.
– In general one artboard should do (the printers may take it apart afterwards, but this is how I generally receive template from printers too)
– Print presets are often ignored by printer (replaced ...
The shine is called toner, or in case of phasers wax. See laser printers work electrostatically selectively charging a drum. This charged toner is then deposited to the paper and melted in the fuser unit so it sticks to the paper.
Now this toner is a extra layer of material on top of the paper. Since its different from the paper it also has different ...
I just had a similar problem. After a lot of experimenting I found that it was caused by the image being rotated (in Indesign). When I straightened the image the background turned to pure white again. I just rotated the images in photoshop instead. I hope this helps.
Just in case anyone else gets confused like me even with the help of the approved answer + reply from OP.. I had the exact same problem as OP. Their instructions just wasn't clear to me and it took a while to get it.
Note: I'm using Windows.
CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT click on the Master Element on the specific page you want to edit (not the Master Page window).