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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Pantone, what is the deal?

    How long did it take to chisel out the stone for the prints Sorry could not resist.
    I get no respect.

    I think most corporations and companies that have specific colors still specify color in Pantone and the CMYK equivalent. However CMYK can only match a percentages of all the Pantone spot colors, I think it is something like half can be matched exactly, and about 25% come close and the remaining 25% are not very close at all.

    Back in the days when we pulled our stone prints, I wrote a book Looking Good in Color in which I tried to explain all of this.
    Gary W. Priester
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Pantone, what is the deal?

    I would of though that CMYK would be a much higher percentage in matching Pantone colors. Learn something new all the time. Thanks Gary for the information.

    Ray

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    Default Re: Pantone, what is the deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RKissane View Post
    I would of though that CMYK would be a much higher percentage in matching Pantone colors. Learn something new all the time. Thanks Gary for the information.
    Ray
    Ray, I found this nugget on-line - "Most of the Pantone colours don’t have an exact CMYK match either, which is understandable considering Pantone uses 14 inks and CMYK only four."
    A number of printer can handle extended gamut printing which is CMYK plus green, orange & violet ==> CMYKOGV.
    Apparently this covers 92% of Pantone's PMS. This is why so many cheaper supermarkets own brands are precisely colour matched to the leading brands. Seven inks versus 1100+ spot colours so a print can readily batch multiple jobs, saving ink, time and frustration.

    The Epson SureColor P9000 Violet Spectro inkjet uses 10 inks for 99% Pantone matching.
    If only I had a spare 7k!

    Just been playing with https://www.printkick.com/tools/image-colour-match and Xara's Palette from Photo to pass the time.

    Acorn
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  4. #14
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    Default Re: Pantone, what is the deal?

    I guess for you pro's, swatches are still needed. Pantone use to do a free online colour picker but it is now behind a pay wall with a "free" trial option.
    Their old version is still listed on the Internet Archive :- https://web.archive.org/web/20230000...m/color-finder

 

 

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