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pdf color matching

pdf color matching

pdf color matching

Can't seem to match colors between output published original documents vs output published from pdfs.  Colors published from PDFs are sad.  Have tried HP lasers and Toshiba lasers ... have adjusted device color settings but no success.  Would rather leave devices @ factory settings.  HPs produce better colors but not that close.  Devices have limitations on adjustments but pdf is definitely contributing to the problem.  Has anyone been able to match colors successfully?

RE: pdf color matching

What options are your choosing under Edit, Preferences, Color Management ?  In my copy of Acrobat 6 Pro, I can turn Color Management to ON, and choose to emulate any of a large number of source programs. Have you tried these options ?

Fred Wagner


RE: pdf color matching

printing from Reader 9.0.  pdfs are generated from GIS application - Intergraph G Technology or Microstation V8i or PowerPoint.  All have poor color ... printing directly from any of these applications using their print/plot tools produces great color.  I haven't tried printing from Adobe Acrobat.  Seems to me Reader should be able to do this.

RE: pdf color matching

What application are you using to Capture the print stream from the GIS application - it sounds like the problem may actually be in that phase of the process.  Does your GIS have an 'export to PDF' option ? are you using a distiller function of Acrobat Pro, or a 'free' solution from somewhere else ?

Fred Wagner


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