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8. Print the Document to a Digital Printer

Getting the correct color from InDesign is relatively similar to printing from Photoshop (see Figure 8). You have to make sure that you’re not double handling the color management settings. In the case of using a Postscript-type printer, if you do not have icc color profiles for the device you are printing to, you should let the Postscript printer determine colors. In the case of a non-Postscript printer you might not get this choice, but you can still output as RGB, which will do the trick. This means when you go to print make sure that you turn off InDesign Color handling by selecting Let Printer determine colors. It’s also important to select Output as RGB.

Other things to consider when printing include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Ensuring that Hi Resolution is selected under Advanced > Transparency Flattener
  • Selecting the printer
  • Choosing the correct paper and printer settings
Figure 8

Figure 8 Check your Color management and print setting in InDesign’s Print dialog box.

Figure 9 shows the final products: beautiful templates that were a breeze to create.

Figure 9

Figure 9 Stunning templates, created easily in InDesign.

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