Hi guys, I'm new here and I've been trying to find the answer to this for a while, so I'm sorry if it's a stupid question.
Previously I've only designed stuff for one color shirts, however I've just done a poster that I need to send to be printed in 3 colors.
The file had been made correctly in Illustrator with 3 spot colors, but I've been asked to supply separations. I thought to get separations I need to produce a pdf of host based separations from the print menu, as described here: http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/Illu...bc5f-64c7.html
Yeah, you missed it in the second to last sentence on the second link. You want to print to a Post Script file rather than pdf. The .PS file can then be run through distiller or opened with preview as a multipage document.
Thanks for the reply! I've solved the problem now. Printing to PS rather than pdf wasn't quite the issue (although worth noting).
The issue was that Snow Leopard doesn't allow Acrobat to install the Adobe PDF printer. Without this, the only PPD available was "Device Independent," which wouldn't allow me to select Separations in the output—the output options were greyed out.