quark x press question

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by krossfyter, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city
    Is there only option for 4 colors in quark x press? How can I mix these colors to create a wider palate?
  2. jvaska macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2002
    not sure what you want...

    yes...you can have a billion colors...

    but...are you doing a spot color job? are you doing a mix of spot and process? or just more than 4 spot colors?

    do you have a pantone book? for spot and/or process colors? you can define and pick your colors this way...you can't really simply pick them from the quark library of pantone colors - it won't come out as you expect (especially the oranges)...

    as far as "mixing" your colors...do you really want to mix them (just use the pantone book instead) or do you really want to overprint the colors?

    if this all seems alien to you...two things...pick up a color production book that details the print process AND call up a local print shop and get a tour...a good tour will be very educational...

    from time to time, i take tours of print shops just to keep on my toes...

    good luck...jv
  3. evoluzione macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    down the road, that's where i'll always be
    yeah, you can have as many colours as you like, but jvaska said, are you printing spots? is it just a home thing or a proper printing job you're working on??? if it's a personal home thing, what printer are you using? if it's an epson photo for example it's best if you send the job in rgb as it uses it's own rgb-cmyk convertion, anything else, it needs to be cmyk, as these are the only inks the printer has (yes i know some are more than 4 colour now, but let the printer handle that).

    if it's a job that's being sent to a press, each additional colour costs, a lot.

    in quark just go to the colours palette, from there you can create anything, spots, pantones, mixes, duotones etc etc.

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