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InDesign PreFlight Profile to Not allow Black Ink use?

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Is there a way to set up an InDesign PreFlight Profile to flag for the use of black ink?

I have a series of jobs that are two or three spot colors, but black is never used.

 

Unfortunately, sometimes black does get used and I don't always spot it until I've already burned the plates.

 

I know I can visually check for this using the separation preview window, but I was wondering if InDesign could flag this for me.

 

If not, is it possible in Acrobat?  Those are the two common places those files are viewed, and I'd like to resist adding a third step to the process.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021
Hi @pedley_s don’t allow CMY, CMYK, Gray, Lab, or RGB, and allow Spot:

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Hi @pedley_s don’t allow CMY, CMYK, Gray, Lab, or RGB, and allow Spot:

 

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Oh wow - I totally overlooked that. I was thinking I was sunk when I didn't see the option in the main COLOR drop down so I didn't poke around in the Color Space options.

 

Thank you so much. You've made my life (and more importantly the pressman's life) easier starting today!

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