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Control your printing costs and make common pre-press tasks in Illustrator simple.

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Pre-press Controls and Checks

Swap Channels (Ink Mapping) | Ink Coverage Temperature Map | Separations

Control your printing output and costs and make common pre-press tasks in Illustrator simple. INKQUEST provides a streamlined workflow where the operator can remain within Illustrator to instantly identify and correct print issues. Clear information and feedback on critical aspects of print readiness for your artwork files means you can control printing costs. Swap ink channels of all embedded vector and raster artwork in Illustrator as a Filter or live Effect. Take greater control of your printing, can you afford not to?

Swap ink channels of all embedded vector and raster artwork in Illustrator as a Filter or live Effect

Swap Channels (ink mapping)

Capable of being applied to all vector artwork and images (embedded and linked), control of inks has never been easier and more flexible. This is available as a live effect in addition to filters.

Ink Coverage with temperature map control in Adobe Illustrator

Ink Coverage

Displays a "temperature map" of your artwork based on ink coverage, clearly highlighting areas which require correction. Pre-sets allows the operator to quickly examine composite or individual channels for one or more target devices. Numeric reporting means it's possible to track and check how artwork adjustments can affect coverage and cost.

Works in combination with Phantasm functions such as Curves helping avoid major headaches!

Create fully separated artwork in Adobe Illustrator


Screen printers love it. Security printers find it invaluable. If you prepare print artwork, you could also benefit from both viewing and fully separating your artwork directly in Illustrator. Examine, correct and output all print plates with ease.

Take greater control of your printing output and costs, can you afford not to?

Example Artwork

The artwork above was created using InkQuest.

Recently-released Plug-ins

Currency converter

Currency conversions are estimated and should be used for informational purposes only.

Tool Functionality

  • Advanced Swap Channels (channel/ink mapping) Effect / Filter
  • Quick Separations
  • Overprinted Object
  • Advanced Ink Coverage (supplied with presets for general and flexo workflows)
  • Full separation of all artwork

Using our plug-ins

Color-coded Panels
Installation, Licensing & Activation

To install, please refer to our step by step guide to installing with Astute Manager.

Software Requirements

Mac OS
Illustrator CS6 to CC2019
macOS 10.10 to 10.14

Adobe Illustrator CS6 to CC2019
Windows 7/8/10

Swap Channels (Channel Mapping)
Quick Separations, Overprinted Objects and Ink Coverage
Full Separations
Example Artwork

Example Artwork

The artwork on the right was created with the InkQuest plug-in.

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Download all our sample artwork source files and have a look at them in Adobe Illustrator.
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1 review for InkQuest

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    i can covert color rgb to color pantone?

    • nick

      There are native functions in Adobe Illustrator for this – please take a look at Recolor Artwork. It may not be the easiest UI to master, but it is powerful for what it does.

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