Converting a Color File to Grayscale in Acrobat

In order to qualify for black & white pricing on the plotter printer (Epson T5270D), your image must first be converted to grayscale. If your image is submitted in color, you will be charged for the color price.

Convert Color to Grayscale in Adobe Acrobat

For the best results, you should always work from a duplicate file. Illustrator preserves editing capabilities but to keep yourself organized, it’s in best practice to save a separate grayscale IC print file.

» Open your file in Acrobat
» Select Print Production
» Select Preflight

Pull down the Essentials tab & select Prepress, Color and Transparency

» Choose Convert to Grayscale from the Convert Colors menu  

Select Analyze and Fix

Adobe will prompt you to save your file and a Save As PDF dialog box appears. 

Save your file with a unique name. 

Once you select Save, Adobe will convert your file. If there are no issues, you will receive a green checkmark ✅.

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