Effective October 13, 2023, the specifications for the graphic design of color display ads submitted for placement in the Communiqué have been updated to reflect recent changes to software that impact the process of printing the magazine.
All color display ads submitted for the printed publication Communiqué will need to be designed and formatted for printing with ink using simple 4-color CMYK values only. All elements used in the design of the ads must be converted to CMYK color values. No use of PANTONE, spot, duotone, or monochrome settings will be allowed. No use of RGB, LAB, Index colors will be allowed.
The update to our ad specifications is a result of a recent announcement by Adobe about their “Pantone Color Books | InDesign”:
Standardized pre-loaded color libraries, also known as Pantone Color books, have begun to be phased out of Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop in software updates released as of August 16, 2022. With the October 2023 release, all the Pantone Color books are removed from InDesign. Customers who rely on Pantone colors in their creative workflows will need a Pantone license via the Pantone Connect plugin available on Adobe Exchange.See https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/pantone-color-books-indesign.html. (Last updated on Oct 10, 2023).
The format for grayscale ads will remain the same (Gray Gamma 1.8 or 2.2).
For more information, contact Stephanie at the Clark County Bar Association, (702) 387-6011.
About the article
This article was originally published in the Communiqué (Nov. 2023), the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. See https://clarkcountybar.org/about/member-benefits/communique-2023/communique-november-2023/.
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