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    Can someone point me in the right direction to learn more about DeviceN. I have heard it come up often in color management discussion, but I no little to nothing about it.

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    Re: DeviceN and NChannel

    For starters

    Go to and download Specification
    ICC.1:2004-10 -Image technology colour management ? Architecture, profile
    format, and data structure

    Look up n-component profiles etc.

    Also go to Adobe web site and download the PDF 1.6 spec and look up
    DeviceN color space

    David Q. McDowell
    Standards Consultant
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    Penfield, NY 14526
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    PrintPlanet <>
    10/25/2007 08:54 AM

    David McDowell <>

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    • #3
      Re: DeviceN and NChannel

      In simplest terms, DeviceN is used for spot color output. In Quark, if you need to output Spot colors in composite form (such as PDF), and are not sending separations to a rip, you would use DeviceN to make sure the resulting PDF has the Spot colors in it. For Adobe programs, this is done behind the scenes without you having to choose DeviceN. In Adobe, just go to Ink Manager and choose what you want output, and Spot colors spec'd as Spot in Ink Manager will come out as Spot.



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        Re: DeviceN and NChannel

        Thanks, guys.


        • #5
          Re: DeviceN and NChannel

          You're welcome Gregg. I hope I didn't sound like I was overriding David's reply, because it surely was a great reply. I just thought you maybe wanted the short version to get the gist of it without maybe going into all the details. If you want further details from the simple explanation, David's post is where you would need to look.



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