Overprint problem with Indesign CS3

IROSE's picture


I just need a little advice on a problem I’ve come across in Indesign CS3.

We have some artworks all set up in illustrator CS3 and most of the type has
a 20% tint of black set to overprint using the APPEARANCE palette, the problem I’m having is we have now got to set the files up in Indesign, is there a way we can have the text in colour with the overprint just like Illustrator.


smongey's picture

In the attributes palette in InDesign you should be able to do this. If you are printing digitally you should use a multiply blending mode instead of using 'Overprint Fill/Stroke' in the attributes palette. If it is being lithographically printed then use the attributes palette to do it and when you are exporting your document change the compatibility to Acrobat 4 and under 'Output' change 'color conversion' to 'convert to destination' then check the simulate overprint box. Export it and hopefully that should do it.

IROSE's picture

Thanks for the reply smongy

Not sure if I made my post all that clear.

What I’ve got is a piece of copy say in 485C with a 20% black overprint, now in Illustrator
you can create this with one type path using appearance, but the only way I can create this
in Indesign is by having two paths, first one in the 485C and the second on top with the
20% black overprint. What I want to know is can I achieve this with just one path??


Bert Vanderveen's picture

The way to go is to use a Mixed Ink:
Palette Swatches: choose New Mixed Ink Swatch.
Define necessary mix — in your case 485C (100%) and Black (20%).
Apply where needed.
Check in Sep Prev if it works.

Need more mixes with the same colours? Use Mixed Ink Group, where you can make a LOT of combinations in one go.

. . .
Bert Vanderveen BNO

IROSE's picture

Perfect, thanks Bert great help.

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