Export to AI uses display color not print color

How do I go about exporting to an illustrator file so that the print color is preserved rather than the display or layer color? I need to keep the layers in their current state (can’t move objects to other layers or change layer colors) Since ‘SelColor’ seems to select the color based on the display I can’t quickly ad hoc it to export, and I really don’t want to spend the next day reorganizing this file just so I can export it.

Does anyone have a way around this?

Hello - is PDF OK? That is essentially the more up to date AI format - I’d use export to PDF, as vector - there you can set the print to use print color:


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Hmm, it didn’t work on the Mac version (the pdf, even when the mask was released was an image) but sure enough, it worked on the PC version. Thanks!