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If you select the printer who will provide the actual output, ask for their output device profile. You can add that to the available color profiles on your computer and do softproofing using the profile your printer gave you. That will give you a good approximations. I say "approximation" because there is no method that will give you the actual printed ...


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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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The difference in the formula guides is how that color will appear when that ink is applied to a coated or uncoated stock. In general terms, ink on uncoated stock looks a bit less saturated than on coated stock. But be aware the Pantone Formula Guides are references stock (paper) not other substrates such as metal or plastic. Pantone Formula Guides may be ...



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