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Document background fades when exported to PDF

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Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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I've created an InDesign document with a dark blue background (check linked photos), set to CMYK. When I try to export the document to PDF (note: i have tried every possible setting) the background colour fades, as if it was set to RGB - even though I have made sure to set everything as CMYK. I have tried to export it with press quality, highest quality, different versions and you name it - and nothing seems to work. 

 

How can I fix this? 

 

Thanks,

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Sep 15, 2023 Sep 15, 2023

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What's the colour breakdown in InDesign?
What's the colour breakdown in the PDF?

 

InDesign preview is not 100% reliable

Viewing a CMYK pdf in Acrobat is not reliable as you're viewing on a RGB device.

The CMYK values is what matters here, I would say.

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Sep 16, 2023 Sep 16, 2023

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Are you viewing the PDF in Acrobat or are you using some other PDF viewer? If you are using a different viewer then try Acrobat. 

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Sep 16, 2023 Sep 16, 2023

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Make sure the traansparency blend space and your swatch colors are all in the same color model.

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