InDesign print output colour inconsistent with Photoshop

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by londonweb, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2005
    I'm running CS2 and have just had the whole system calibrated by a specialist company who have produced profiles for the scanner, monitor and printer.

    The colour consistency throughout the process is now really good, but only from within Photoshop. If I output work from InDesign, using the same colour settings as PS, I get a very slight blue\green bias in my prints.

    I've spoken to the company that did the calibrations but they haven't been able to help with the InDesign problem - their suggestion was to output a PDF from InDesign and then print this from Photoshop. Interestingly, when I did this the print output displayed the same blue/green cast as when I printed directly from InDesign, suggesting that InDesign is applying some sort of color correction of it's own.

    I have my colour management synchronised from within Bridge, but InDesign does not seem to offer the complete set of colour controls as PS does - notably the Rendering Intent (which in PS is set to 'Relative Colorimetric) and Black Point Compenstation settings are missing from the print output window.

    I should stress that the difference is very slight, but frustrating nonetheless. I can't find anything on the net, nor in Adobe's documentation - does anyone here have any ideas?

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