On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 10:40:35AM +0100, Tobias Hilbricht wrote:
Am Do, den 02.12.2004 schrieb Taco Hoekwater um 11:10:
Just curious: why do you need a cmyk pdf document?
Of course you can leave colour space conversion and colour separation to the printer (provided the printer has the means to do so). However, for full control over the print colours it is better to have a calibrated monitor and a document in the CMYK colourspace - then you see what the colours a likely to look like, and dependency on the printer is reduced. Agencies, which prepare graphics for advertisements, pay thousands of Euros to be able to control the correct outcome of corporate colours or skin colours, for example.
CMYK is considered a device-dependent colorspace, which takes press conditions into account. So you are more, not less dependent on your printer by going for CMYK. At least, this is the theory.
Anyhow, it is a good idea to discuss color with your printshop if color fidelity is an issue.