We have high res scans that we need to save as EPS with clipping paths and place in Illustrator. The problem is we need to convert the black channel to a Pantone color so the placed file will print Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and the Pantone or spot color of choice. Is there any way to accomplish this?? We have tried to duplicate the black channel and naming it the Pantone color but it will not save properly. It still wants to keep the black channel.
The reason this must be accomplished is that the customer wants to print without black and use a dark Pantone color in its place. I'll call Adobe if I have to but we've already stumped them once on another question so I thought I'd try another approach.