Working on a graphic for a thank you letter that will be printed and sent out to clients.
Already found exact color that prints as expected (Neon mountain dew green on screen, green apple ish color when printed - perfect). Took RBG#s and applied to elements in word document (boundary accent lines).
The accents in the word document need to match the graphics which are being exported from illustrator and are set to the same rgb color - but are being outputted differently within word.
However, when I export the graphics from illustrator as a PNG-24 and insert the png into word and print - the color in the graphics and in the accents comes out drastically different.
When the graphics are printed directly from illustrator with these print settings:
- Color handling: Let Illustrator determine colors
- Printer Profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
- Rendering Intent: Absolute Colorimetric
and compared to the document accents printed from word - they match perfectly.
Because they should be converting the rgb to CMYK in an identical fashion (that's why they look the same).
SO - why is it once I export the graphics to png-24 from illustrator and put them into the WORD document and then print - do they look so different?
Am I embedding a color profile and don't even know it? And how do you avoid this?
or am I screwed and going to have to go back in and manually adjust graphics colors until I find a color that outputs the same as the word accents once exported?
What can I do to avoid this and get the exported graphics which have the same rgb color applied to them to output the same as the word document accents?
Additional notes: The graphics have to be exported and used in word as employees will be filling out form elements in the document - otherwise I'd just make the whole thing in indesign and use as a pdf form.