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FreemindVisionary
03-26-2014, 08:39 PM
When creating comics for print, does anyone use a Rich Black (like 60/40/40/100 CMYK), or do you just stick to 0/0/0/100 Black? Should the overprint option be used with a Rich Black, or is that specifically for 100% Black?

Am I correct in assuming that Illustrator's overprint settings are only going to matter if I'm linking the EPS files in InDesign? If I export as TIFFs from Illustrator and build in InDesign, it shouldn't matter as long as it looks good, correct?

JimCampbell
03-27-2014, 03:38 AM
No. K100 for all black strokes and text, overprint on all strokes and any black text that prints on a non-white background. Your overprints will be preserved in TIFF exports so it's still important! Also: Change the "Appearance of black" preference to "Output all blacks accurately" …

Edit to add: Rich black text looks terrible. I had a book I was very pleased with subjected to some post-processing that converted all my K100 to rich black and it looked awful.

Cheers

Jim

Wheeljack
03-31-2014, 01:24 PM
Thanks for the insight!

FreemindVisionary
04-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Thanks for the input, Jim!