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Spot Color Printing and Contour Cutting

To specify a spot color to use to output a design element or to specify a contour cut:

  1. In Macromedia FreeHand, choose Windows > Panel > Color Mixer.
    1. Choose the color you want to use for the screen representation of the color.
    2. Click Tint and assign it a tint percentage. Use 100% to print the spot color with full coverage.
    3. Click Add to Color List.
      1. Enter the name for the spot color.

        The name needs to be an exact match with the Spot Color List in order to work. For a contour cut path, use the color name CutContour.

      2. Select the Spot option.
      3. Click Add.
    4. Repeat for any additional colors.
  2. To assign these colors to an object:
    1. Select the object.
    2. Choose the Fill tab of the Object Inspector.
    3. Choose Basic and select the color you added from the menu.
  3. Send the job to print as you normally would. The server software interprets the special color names and can print them as spot colors or as a contour cut path.

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Macromedia FreeHand Windows