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There is no way to print RGB colors in CYMK simply because you can't 'print' RGB, as it's a projected light color space, not a reflective light (ie, ink) color space. Many colors overlap in RGB and CMYK spaces, but not all, as you've found out. You can use spot colors to print more colors that CMYK can provide--which can get you closer to what you might ...


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I would contend that this is difficult to answer definitively. If you're talking a four-color process, a straight 100% 'Y' would probably be your best bet. However, highlighters tend to have a neon glow about them, which can't be achieved in CMYK. You'd need a special process color for that. Get your hands on the highlighter you want to emulate, draw on ...


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Options: Convert your art to CMYK and print it as-is. Convert your art to CMYK, and manually adjust the values to increase their vibrancy. (RGB to CMYK conversion can make things look muddy, especially those bright blues). If you're in photoshop, you can try a few different Adjustment Layers to get the colors closer to where you want it. Color Balance and ...


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To add on to Brendan's answer, the "Neon" quality of "Neon Yellow" can be achieved in CMYK, but that's not all a highlighter is. A physical highlighter doesn't contain the pure yellow we expect from printers and monitors, but a slightly more watered-down version, so step one would be to use, say, 75%-80% yellow to start with. Next, to achieve that ...


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This was confusing at first but the striving for information has led me to a clearer understanding. RGB vs CMYK There is clear discrepency between gradients in RGB and CMYK this becomes clearer when you realise the palettes used by each colour mode are drasitcally different. Colour consists of HUE, SATURATION and BRIGHNESS RGB RGB uses a single HUE ...


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RGB and CMYK are two different colour spaces. RGB is meant to represent the colours that can be produced with light using Red, Green and Blue dots. CMYK is way more limited. It is meant to represent colours that can be created with ink, but not with any ink but specifically mixing Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. The RGB space and the CMYK space have ...


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What you are referring to is called TAC or Total Area Coverage; it is usually defined by your printer. 300% is a good personal limit, as many range from around 240 to 320. If it is personal work it is completely down to your judgement.


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Technically, you can but it's a bit messy and you need to mention to the printer your intention. Using only CMY to replace black is a common technique used for skin tones or projects like wedding dress catalogs (with light or pastel colors). It's not so common to replace entirely a black though but technically it's not worse than mixing any other inks ...


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No I'm afraid there's no way around this. It would be extremely lucrative if you could do this, so if you ever discover how to do this its worth millions of dollars easily, if not hundreds of millions. Color is actually a considerably more complicated problem than it initially appears. Even RGB isn't same on different devices, although we are moving slowly ...


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Highlighters tend to use fluorescent pigments/dyes to give you the bright colors (AKA, 'higlighted' colors). As such, there is no CMYK combination to emulate them as CMYK doesn't include any colors that would be considered part of the 'fluorescent' color space. If you want a true match, then you need to use a spot color. Pantone has a whole line of ...


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The color All offset printer can use chocolate mousse to pint if you feed it with that... well probably no, but it does not matter what is the color of the ink you feed. Some Machines can print just one color at the time. That is one head printer. For aditional colors you need to clean the machine and feed the paper again. Some machines can print 2 colors ...


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They look "dull" only because you compare a luminous color with an ink. When you look at magazines and find the colors very bright, they're still in CMYK-only most of the time. Usually designers who prepared these layouts didn't do anything special besides using the right CMYK values! To use your terms, yes you are "doomed". But the way you compare the 2 ...


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Can do: Tools -> PDF Standards -> Preflight -> Convert to Grayscale or Tools -> Print Production -> Convert Colors -> Conversion Profile -> Pick the one you want


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I use 100%Y at 60% or 70% opacity and set the blend mode to Multiply. I can't say this is "right" or "correct", merely what I prefer. My goal is to provide the appearance of a basic highlighter. I've never been concerned with absolute color matching. Primarily because colors can and do vary by manufacturer. It may seem like I pulled those number out of a ...


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You may remember me from "You'll never get that RGB color in CMYK!" Now, you said you wanted something darker than Cyan70 +Yellow100: You don't have much choice to darken your color and keep it bright, you need to add more Cyan! Try C75 + Y100 and keep adding your cyan until you are satisfied. Forget about your RGB green, and work with the good old color ...


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I will be a little harsh here. No offense meant. I'll explain why I'm picky answering this question. I've designed my first business card. I designed the card in Photoshop in RGB Yes, you designed your first business card and you made your first mistake. and Moo is requiring me to save in CMYK. CMYK does not support the colors I've chosen for my ...


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As Janus suggests, it sounds like the question is actually: why do printers use CMYK? First of all, let's clarify RGB vs. CMYK. RGB is using the additive color model...meaning the colors are made from projected light. You add red, green and blue together to get pure white light. CMYK is using the subtractive (also called reflective) color model. It ...


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Thoose maximum values depend on the standard you are using. The SWOP V2 recomends a maximum value of 300%, But the Fogra 39 accept 330%. Your values are at 306% so it is ok. How theese big swaches of color are handled depends on the climate conditions on the print house, the type of inks used, etc. But they can implement measures to avoid this color to ...


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The technical solution would be: Get a color profile of your printer. You can make it using special hardware. There is a chance the manufacturer provides one too. Or make a color chart as DA01 recomended. I would make a more methodical one than a random one like the one you posted. I would make a CM K chart. Cyan on X axis, Magenta on Y axis and ...


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There's a few factors you need to deal with here: Not all Pantone colors are reproducable via CMYK. (in fact, that's one of the reasons people use Pantone colors...to print in colors they normally can't with CMYK) The Dye Sublimation may print CMYK colors differently than what you might see on a offset press. The solution is likely going to be you ...


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Don't trust on-screen representations of CMYK. Like, ever. Even the most sophisticated .pdf viewers are bad at representing CMYK colours on an RGB screen. If you have created a proper .pdf with a proper colour profile, colours should be ok. The only ways you're ever going to be sure of how it's going to look when printed is either calibrating your monitor ...


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Your Inkjet printer has to support CYMK. Thus double check before you proceed. Otherwise colours are always converted to RGB. Also make sure that the latest printer drivers are installed. You can export your Illustrator/photoshop file to a PDF file. This way you can open your document in Acrobat which offers advanced print settings like preview color ...


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Essentially yes. InDesign, when exporting to a press-ready format, will convert RGB images to CMYK based on your assigned color profile settings. So theoretically you could use RGB images in everything and allow Adobe and your color setting to handle all conversions. This will work. However, in many cases you may want to verify color in an image when ...


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CMYK Jpeg, while valid, has limited support in software, especially in browsers and in-built OS preview handlers. It can also vary by software revision. It may be better for you to export an RGB Jpeg file for your clients preview use or provide a PDF or CMYK TIFF instead. OSX CMYK Jpeg color inversion Windows CMYK Jpeg thumbnails do not display (etc)


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The magic trick is your eyes. Find a Pantone cmyk swatch book (or take it to your printer...they should have one) and find the swatch that matches. FYI, a client should KNOW what specific color their logo is. If they don't, it likely wasn't professionally designed to begin with. Might be an opportunity to pitch them a logo refresh project.


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Illustrator has no direct feature to alter channel data. Any intentional mis-registration has to manually be created. There are raster plug in for raster applications to auto-move channels and create a mis-registered appearance, but for vector, you have to do it yourself.


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You can use Cyan or Black or any pure cmyk (not a mix of cmyk), it should be the same price. You can choose a Pantones too if you want something like green, the cost shouldn't be a lot more. No there isn't really "a" standard, some lines use a light blue, some are dark blue like your sample. It's up to you. But if you want to get close to the most common ...


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It all depends, but often, for large branding projects, the logo may have a Pantone specification, a CMYK specification, and an RGB specification to handle all scenarios.


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Yes, you're doing the right thing. You can select a background image with a texture and color close to the paper you'll use at the print shop, and add your design with the "multiply" blend style over that background. If you're not sure what paper to use, try to search for the most standard ones. At the limit you could even scan a sheet. There's usually not ...


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One trick is to simply make the background of this logo in Photoshop a lot bigger and use the same black recipe for it! Then you won't need to use another black in Indesign and you'll make sure the same color is applied and will be printed. Here are more details on rich black and what to verify when working with black background as your design uses. ...



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