I wonder whether anyone knows of a program (not too expensive) that will separate a .pdf page, flipped by Photoshop Elements 6, into Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black for making plates for colour printing. Adobe Photoshop is the only one I have found so far that would do it, but £600 is rather over my budget.
I imagine you want separation colours for conventional ink printing - offset litho or some such. Unless you have a lot to do or are going to be doing this on a very regular basis, your printer (company, not an Epson or HP) or print shop are best placed to do this.
Yes, €dstowe is correct - producing individual plates for colour printing on a Heidelburg press. It is done in large quantities and on a regular basis, so I am seeking some software that can perform this action. It might be better if I speak to a printing company for their advice. Thanks for your comments.