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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. From the Edit menu, select Colors:
    1. Click New:
      1. Enter a Name that matches an entry in the Appendix - Spot Color List. The name needs to be an exact match in order to work. For a contour cut path, use the name CutContour.
      2. Select a color mode, and set the color values for the screen representation of the spot color.
      3. Check Spot Color.
      4. Click OK.
    2. Repeat for any additional colors.
    3. Click Save.
  2. To assign spot colors to an object:
    1. From the Style menu, select Color and select the color from the color list.
  3. To assign a tint percentage:
    1. From the Style menu, select Shade then select the tint percentage preferred. Use 100% to print the spot color with full coverage.
  4. To prevent the spot color from being converted into process, save the design as an EPS file and add it manually:
    1. From the File menu, select Save page as EPS:
      1. Set Format to Color.
      2. Set Data to Binary.
      3. Enter a file name in the File Name field.
      4. Click Save.
    2. Copy the EPS file to the server and manually add it to the desired output device setup.

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QuarkXPress 4.1 Windows