Here are a couple of tips that are handy when you have an EPS graphic with spot colors and want to print it from QuarkXPress:
• An EPS graphic containing named spot colors will print as spot color separations from QuarkXPress, as long as you also defined those same named colors as spot colors in the Colors palette in QuarkXPress.
• If you’d rather that all the EPS graphic’s spot colors be converted to their CMYK equivalents when printed from QuarkXPress, hold down the Command key when importing the EPS graphic into its picture box in QuarkXPress. (Windows: Ctrl key)
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.