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Padawan
Picture of Karen Budzinski
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Hi. I am trying to print a shower invitation for my daughters' shower, and it looks jet black, but when I print it out in CMYK (even with values 40/20/20/100) it still isn't dark enough for my liking. Will it be darker at a professional printers? I am trying it in inDesign. Although I designed it in Photoshop, the text was pixelating when zoomed in on, so I am re-doing it in inDesign. Also, I haven't even GOTTEN to my graphics (which are brushes from Photoshop that I plan to import) -- are those going to be lighter too? Thanks for any help!

 
Posts: 97 | Registered: June 30, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Genius
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Is something in the printer set to conserve ink? Draft mode, maybe?


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This may be a silly question, but why aren't you just setting
the text as 0,0,0,100 to see if that suits your desired results?
 
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Padawan
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Thanks Phyllis for that profound answer that worked Roll Eyes I just had to go into the print parameters!

Thanks too CHunter, but the reason I made it darker was after a google search told me to do that to rid myself of dark gray values. I will now be able to try it at 0 0 0 100!

Thanks for helping me fix this (user) problem!
 
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For future reference. This refers to Black Text in Photoshop. Try using the PS default Black instead (75/68/67/90). A black of 0/0/0/100 in Photoshop will yield a lighter black (almost a dark gray). You can even see the difference in Photoshop's Color Picker.
 
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