Hope someone can help with this little gem, cuz I can’t find anyone who’s posted anything on this.
I’ve set a preset in Illustrator (CS3) to print to an Accu-set printer, but the color separations always automatically fill in all four colors, and print all four colors. The preset doesn’t hold just the black selection to print.
I need to print negatives to film, so I only need the black to print, and I can’t figure it out (and I can’t try 100 different settings in real-life at $300 a roll for film!)
I’ve read the dictionary… problem is, I’m not good enough to figure out what I need to use: color management, color seps, inks, ink properties, etc. And, I don’t exactly know how to include these settings in the final print options statement even if I did know. Anyone who’s tried to script the printing aspect of illustrator probably feels my pain right now. Printing and all its options is just plain confusing to me.
Is there anyone who can give me a general script of how a printing handler should be set up, with variables, layout, etc. that I can use to take apart and learn the proper way to set something like this up now and in the future? Especially with regards to CMYK printing and color separations.
Any websites on learning how to script illustrator would be helpful, too, as everything I have is “dictionary-like” and doesn’t give adequate examples on how to use stuff. I think you need to be born with the “Applescript Gene” to figure this stuff out on your own!
Thanks in advance!