I am designing a swing tag for a client. I have designed it in Illustrator, for print, in CMYK profile.

One rectangle object in the design needs the fill colour to be a web safe blue #0099ff / C70 M34 Y0 K0

but when I click off the object, then click back on it and check the colour it has changed to #3399cc / C73 M26 Y5 K0

Can any body tell me why it is changing the colour and how I can make sure the colour I want, stays as I want it?

Thank you in advance!


Simple answer is that you can't use that color in CMYK


  • Yeah I figured that much lol. Thanks for the link! – user22008 Jun 23 '15 at 9:31

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