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In particular, how do I translate CMYK 90C 85M 80Y 63K to a Pantone color?

  • Do you have Photoshop? – JohnB Jun 30 '14 at 20:52
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    That's a 318% ink coverage - which most print providers don't want or accept. Have those CMYK values been printed before? Best way to match a printed CMYK color is with a Printed Pantone matching guide. – Scott Jul 1 '14 at 6:28
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In Illustrator CC:

Fill in your desired shape with 90C 85M 80Y 63K by selecting it in the color picker then press ok:

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Select the shape with the filled color and go to Edit -> Edit Colors -> Recolor Artwork...:

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Drop the color in the right panel titled Color Groups:

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Click the drop down button and select Color Books -> Pantone + Solid Coated:

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and it should be labeled instead of none:

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Click the button Ok and save the item. It should create a new color swatch folder with the color you chose at the very bottom:

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Double click on the color and it will tell you Pantone Black 6C:

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