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Checking print density. CMYK

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:39 AM
Hartleyb4 Hartleyb4 is offline
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Re: Checking print density. CMYK

I misunderstood exactly what you were saying in the first post. Sorry.

You are correct, InDesign has that "warning" color that it will cast over areas that are over density.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:37 AM
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Re: Checking print density. CMYK

Here's another method: Open it it ...
Acrobat > Advanced > Print Production > Output preview .
Tick "Total Area Coverage" and select your number. Everything above that number highlights in hideous green err whatever color you choose.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:48 PM
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Re: Checking print density. CMYK

I found several months ago a javascript for PS, but it doesn't work 100% well in CS5. If anybody is interested i can upload it on web
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:30 PM
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Re: Checking print density. CMYK

The question should be, what is the correct ink density (TAC) for the press and print conditions and the answer is usually the profile built for conversions from RGB to CMYK for that device. If you don’t have one, then its a big fat guessing game! The right numbers for one print condition is the completely wrong set for another.

280TAC is way too low from some devices, way to high for others.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: Checking print density. CMYK

Amen Mr. Rodney
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