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There's also a number of apps available. I've never tried any to know how well or not they work. Swatchmate Cube was funded from Kickstarter in 2013. I've seen one that's a very high end looking sphere but can't relocate it right now. Pantone puts out their own color capture as well, it's quite pricey though. Pantone CAPSURE. Adobe came out with an app ...


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Get your (or borrow a) Pantone swatch book and hold it up next to the wallpaper until you find a close match.


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@DA01 I think you are missing the point. You are correct that spot colors can't be printed via a CMYK printer. The Pantone to CMYK values provided by illustrator swatches also don't always accurately match Pantone Book colors with what comes out of the printer. The large format print solution to this problem is to print an entire CMYK pantone chart using ...


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The problem is that "tutorial" does not really address setting up spot colors in Photoshop. In fact, it's completely inaccurate for production. You can't simply pick a spot color and use it on a layer. It's not that simple. That's just not how Photoshop works with Spot colors. The writer of that article should be flogged with a wet noodle repeatedly. In ...


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I will add that coated appears slightly richer in color due to the stock coating where as the uncoated is a matte finish. This may not have been obvious if you've never seen them side by side.


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The formulations of the Pantone inks, and the CMYK equivalents, are exactly the same for the Coated and Uncoated books. They publish the two types of book so that designers can get a feel for the difference in appearance when the target substrate will be one or the other. The actual color is the same, however. Printing is more often on coated stock than ...


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CMYK. The Pantone matching system is a print production ink system. Print production always uses CMYK as a basis. Pantone colors have absolutely no basis in the RGB spectrum.



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