situation: I am prepping a 2-color document. black + a pantone.
1. If I want to have white text on a pantone colored square, is there any difference between me picking the color of that text to be "paper" or "white" in the swatch palette? My guess is that I should choose paper, because if i chose white, i would have to set it to overprint, and somehow that seems goofy to me, as I would be overprinting a "color" that isn't actually "there".
2. I have a placed PDF in the indesign document that is black and a *different* pantone color than the one I'm going to be using. on the export>output>ink manager, i selected the undesired color and made it an "ink alias" for the correct pantone. this LOOKS right on the output PDF, but I want someone to assure me that it's the CORRECT way to do it. (or if that is something that maybe I don't need to do and let the printhouse take care of it?)
thank you community members. dare i say friends?