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PS. If you know you will be converting your colors to CMYK, you should do this in your color palette. I find it gives the most accurate conversion, however it will NEVER be the same. That's why Pantone is Pantone and people use their inks rather than cmyk. And then do your conversion.


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TBH, there's no simple way to answer this unless you really understand the printing process. I don't know how much or how little you know, but being that you asked the question I will break it down. Here goes. The Pantone colors you see on your computer only emulate what will actually print once the ink hits the paper. Each PMS color you chose create what's ...


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in swatches for this color the % numbers remained the same and the tone didn't changed on the screen. That is how it is supposed to work. When you convert a document to another profile, you are not changing the colors in the document or how they appear. Color changes happen when you apply the wrong profile to a document, or use a document that doesn’t ...


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The difference in color conversion can happen when you use some online conversion service. Another possibility: the designer who prepared your files (since you seem to imply there's a color guideline) may have modified the color slightly. If you notice the CMYK recipe is way more "printer friendly" and frank than the conversion, and that color on coated ...


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The quick answer. RGB=displays. CMYK=Ink. Although many printers will accept files that are RGB, they can't guarantee the colors will produce as you might expect. These days RGB images translate pretty close but there are big difference in some images, especially it comes to vibrance. RGB has a much wider color range that CMYK can't produce. As mentioned ...


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Its a question of precision. The color systems have a different color range, known as gamut. If nothing else there is how to handle black. You could send RGB if random results, unpredictable at best, are acceptable to you. Its just that people tend to get a bit pedantic about these things when they have to pay for the result. If you dont care, then yes you ...


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I'll try to answer with some generalities first, because the background info seems like it would help in this case. PANTONE matching ink colors can't be converted perfectly to RGB or CMYK, but there's more than one reason why that is. RGB as you probably know, applies only to light, and making colors from the three light primaries: Red, Green and Blue. The ...


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Solved! In playing with export options in illustrator I spotted .wmf and .emf. Exporting the graphics as an .emf made the word document accents and graphics match perfectly! Because you're telling it to work in a format that Word clunkily understands! Insert eurekas, duhs, and celebrating here.



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