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Illustrator PDF Color Problems

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by JLD984, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. JLD984

    JLD984 Member

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    Whenever I save as PDF in Illustrator the colours have changed when I open the PDF again. This is a huge inconvenience when clients or printers need artwork in PDF format. Does anybody have any ideas to fix this? Thanks.
     
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  2. cre8edbasslines

    cre8edbasslines New Member

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    When you save as a PDF, check your Settings.
    Make sure Illustrator is not converting your color when you save the file.

    You should have the choice to "leave color profiles unchanged".
     
  3. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Illustrator default setting don't change colour.
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    PDF's for offset or any other printing for that matter should be saved as Press Quality. Turning off Optimize for Fast Web View must be turned off also. It is not as simple as saving as PDF. Like anything else you have to be familiar with the settings.
    We work with an offset printer that has a litany of things they require from a PDF to fit their workflow and color matching. Always comes out great.
     
  5. DKgrafix

    DKgrafix Very Active Member

    You can also use Adobe Distiller. Save a EPS to the "In" folder and you get the great looking PDF in the "Out" folder.
    Distiller comes in CS bundles, install it if you did not and set the folders on your computer. Set the quality, and every time you want to save a PDF, there will be no more guessing.
     
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