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If you are working in CS5 or older, but using a file from CS6 or newer, try this: -Go to your "Swatches" window -Click the options symbol in the upper right hand corner -Select "Spot Colors..." from the drop-down menu -Select "Use Lab Values specified by the book manufacturer" This fixed my issue! I believe it's because CS6 and newer use only Lab color ...


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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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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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