I have an Illustrator file with a mint color. It's a flyer, meant to be printed.
Illustrator tells me the CMYK of this color is
When I use a third-party color picker, and I use it on the image opened in Illustrator, it gives a CMYK value of
When I save it as a PDF, I notice the mint color is slightly (but very noticeable) darker on the export.
When I use the color picker on the export, it says it's
My main goal is to export it so that it looks the same as in Illustrator.
I also notice that the colors change a lot when I choose a different Color Setting using Edit->Color Settings. Right now, it's on "Europe Prepress 3". Is this good?
My Document Color Mode is CMYK and my profile is assigned to "Working CMYK: Coated FOGRA93".
A guess: is Illustrator changing the colors so that it looks more like it would when the print is coated?
Any advice is much appreciated!