I am creating my logo in Illustrator (ready to place in InDesign as part of a DVD sleeve.) and I’m wondering if I should be choosing ‘Spot Color’ or ‘Process Color’ for my whites. (For the other settings I have chosen ‘CMYK C=0 M=0 Y=0 K=0’.)
White is absence of color in most printing techniques.
If you use a spot color for your white and use a standard offset printing, it will count as an extra plate and you will need to modify or pay to have the logo modified to ignore that extra separation anyway.
You can use a white spot color when you plan to use your logo on t-shirts or plastic for example, but rarely on paper (offset.) On offset and standard printing, you can simply use a normal C0-M0-Y0-K0 or “divide/clean-up” the logo to remove the white parts by using the pathfinder tool!
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