Basically I am trying to achieve Navy color or PMS 662 or PMS 296 with CMYK and having trouble. This will be used on Dye Sublimation print.
Is there any recommendation on how I should do with CMYK.
Thank you in advance.
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There's a few factors you need to deal with here:
The solution is likely going to be you creating a bunch of swatches of various blues (like you have above) and sending that to the printer and have them create a proof for you. Then use your eyes to find the color that you think will work best.
The technical solution would be: Get a color profile of your printer.
You can make it using special hardware.
There is a chance the manufacturer provides one too.
Or make a color chart as DA01 recomended. I would make a more methodical one than a random one like the one you posted.
I would make a CM K chart. Cyan on X axis, Magenta on Y axis and diferent charts adding more black.
Of course the starting point can be colors closer to your target, and smaller variations of each channel.
You may not get an exact match, but you can get close assuming is from the solid coated book. Here is work around I've used before.
In InDesign, create a new swatch, select your PMS number from the appropriate book, then switch back to CMYK in the drop down.
That will give you an approximation. Print a test and manually adjust the values until you get as close as you consider acceptable to the PMS color.
For Solid Coated 662 I get C100, M71, Y0, K18
For Solid Coated 296 I get C100, M46, Y0, K70
I hope that helps.
Use a Pantones chart as first reference; often the CMYK corresponding recipe is written on them for the process chart.
It's never going to be the exact same match but these are the recipes that Pantones itself recommends. Maybe you can even get these equivalent online.
All you'll need to do is check what is the recommended CMYK recipe for the Pantones 662 or 296. You might even see a blue you prefer that is different on the CMYK side of the chart.
Deep Navy Blues are known to be difficult to achieve in CMYK. Things tent to get purple rather than deep blue. Cyan ink is just not strong enough to achieve it.