Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

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stome
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Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by stome » Thu May 23, 2019 2:59 am

We do a lot of packaging jobs that contain dielines, perfs, and score lines. Our customers provide pdfs that contain these overprinting spot color elements for reference. Is there an action that can convert all colors to process but bypass or preserve these certain spots colors?

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Re: Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by abailescollins » Thu May 23, 2019 8:14 am

You can make an Action List that does that quite easily.
Do you have a list of Spot Color names that you want to preserve?
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Re: Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by stome » Thu May 23, 2019 5:05 pm

Thank you for your reply. Yes, we do have certain spot color names we as our clients to use in their files. These names include "Dieline", "Perf", and "Score".

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Re: Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by abailescollins » Mon May 27, 2019 12:02 am

Give this a try. There's a list of spot colors that are excluded from conversion.
You can add more as you wish.
I didn't have time to test it, so please test thoroughly.
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Convert to CMYK (except named Spot Colors).eal.zip
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Re: Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by stome » Fri May 31, 2019 3:53 am

This works perfectly! Thank you!

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Re: Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by abailescollins » Fri May 31, 2019 9:09 am

Excellent.
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Re: Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by stome » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:54 am

Hello. Okay not totally perfect but close! I introduced a grayscale image (black channel only) into the mix but the action converts it to cmyk. Can there be something in this action to ignore grayscale images?

Best regards!

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Re: Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by abailescollins » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:43 pm

Give this one a whirl.
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Convert to CMYK (except named Spot Colors + Grayscale Images).eal.zip
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Re: Converting all colors to process while preserving certain spot colors.

Post by stome » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:44 am

Thank you again! I'll be testing this action this weekend!

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