I'm working on some tasting cards for a winery and have since received a proof of my design. However how I've set it up completely wrong in terms of the opacities I'm using. I've known for a long time about using opacities in my designs but never really looked into it as I tended to stay away from them. My designs are now including more opacities and it's best to just KNOW this as a a new graphic designer.
I have read some great articles and other graphic design exchange questions and answers (Spot Color Transparency and Screens in Illustrator, Printing: Opacity color or transparency in Abode Illustrator to name a couple) but they don't quite quench my curiosity/confusion about this.
What I'm trying to do is get as close to the opacity effect we see on our monitors to the file that is printed. I'm looking to drop the transparency of the cream swoosh behind the logo (it is PANTONE 728 C @ 10% opacity). Understandably I wont get my desired effect due to the use of the opacity, but how else or what else can I do to get this same effect for when it's printed? What I see from tints is all you get is a slightly different colour and not a transparency.
This is what my design looks like on my computer
This is what the design looks like printed with that 10% opacity
What is the appropriate course of action to get my swoosh to have a proper printed transparency? I've played with some tints but they are all solid colours, unless there is something else you can do with them?
Any advice would be appreciated!