Illustrator Keeps Converting From 1C (One Color) to 4C (Four Color)

Colors are very important specially when you are designing for a print ads (magazine, publication, etc.) because most printing companies follow strict color settings.

Designing print ads will require a lot of work specially for graphic designers, it will require them to put trim marks, crop marks, registration marks and bleeds. Using Adobe Illustrator will help them do the trick. But by doing all this marks we cannot avoid publishing to pdf files and replublishing again which makes the color convertion from 1C to 4C occur. Here’s the solution to settle this problem.

In Illustrator, upon saving to pdf a dialog box will appear for configuration of settings. Go to Output tab, under color box, notice that it has a Exclamatory Icon which indicates warning. It states that your original document got different CMYK profile from your destination profile. For this we need to change the color option from convert to destination, to convert to destination (preserve numbers) then save. This will prevent illustrator to mess up your color setting.



Since childhood, the technology of computers was his greatest fascination. Empowered with a degree on Computer Science from AMA University in the Philippines, Ron focused on website and program development. Since then, he has been working with different companies and personalities to achieve their corporate and personal goals by providing technical support for their online presence and program solutions. As today’s technology develops faster than the blink of an eye, Ron never stops exploring not only the new but the coming. His exposure to a wide array of businesses and industries equipped him to be versatile and proficient to go beyond the expectations of his clients. Ron is looking forward to more challenging collaborations where he can further improve his ability to apply the latest trends in providing innovative solutions to the growing demands of website and program development.

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