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Setting up your indesign file

Your Tutorial on how to prepare for Clear Spot Varnish PT1

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Setting up your InDesign file for printing with clear dry ink.

1. In InDesign, add a new layer in the layers pallet. (see A above.)

a. Name the new layer varnish.

b. The varnish layer should be the very first layer at the top.

2. Add a new color in the swatchespallet and name it clear varnish. (see B above.)

a. Designate the Color Type as Spot.

b. Set the Color Mode to CMYK: 0/100/0/0 (It does not matter which of the 4 colors you choose, as long as one is set to 100%).

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Spot or flood varnish

3. On the varnish layer, draw a box with the rectangle tool to cover your entire page, a smaller rectangle to cover your image area, or use the pen tool to create an irregular shape of a specific area on your photograph to be printed with clear EA Toner.

a. Fill your shape with the new clear varnish swatch.

b. Select Window > Attributes > Overprint Fill and/or Stroke. This must be checked for every shape and stroke to print with clear varnish. (see C above.)

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