Placing PDFs (with spot color) in Quark Xpress

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
When I place a PDF (that has a PMS spot color in it) into Quark 4.11, the file will not print the spot color. It just prints the CMYK process colors. It ignores the 5th color during output.



I am using the latest Quark PDF Xtension 1.6

I am creating the PDFs properly (press quality-pro settings) using Distiller, CrackerJack and Pit Stop Pro.



I think it is a limitation in Quark Xpress.





Any ideas?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    Are you setting XPress to print spot and process? Having it convert spot to process? What print settings are you specifying?
  • Reply 2 of 4
    [quote]Originally posted by Mikey Offender:

    <strong>Are you setting XPress to print spot and process? Having it convert spot to process? What print settings are you specifying?</strong><hr></blockquote>





    No matter how I set it up, I never seem to see the spot color data show up. Its as if Xpress converts the file or ignores the PDFs colorspace...



    [ 12-18-2002: Message edited by: dstranathan ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 4
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I was going to put this in Genius Bar, but we might get some InDesign vs. Quark things going... so I'll move it to Software.



    Either way, it's not a General Discussion topic.
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