i'm thinking to start working on a t-shirt contest, but i'm not sure yet. The client wants a Gold Versace Baroque Design Style shirt (See example attached).
I don't have the pantone book and i'm looking on line for suggestions on which is the bets Gold Metallic Pantone Colour for printing. So far i found 2 Gold Pantone Colours (see files attached), but the 4485c i can't find it in the Pantone books the other it looks bad (i don't know if ti depends from my screen calibration or the pantone colour 871 C that appear too dark and dull)
If anybody has experience on doing print work with this type of colour it would be great to get a suggestion and tell me a specific pantone code for Gold Metallic Pantone colour. I looked in illustrator in Colour Books, Pantone + Metallic Coated but i didn't find anything that look good on the screen.
Another concern is if the printer doesn't have the gold i choose i guess i'll have to ask them to pick the closest colour in the gold metallic pantone..
I never done a job with this type of pantone and i read form other users in different forums/posts that they had horrendous results because they used the CMYK gold. I know isn't possible to use it as the type of colour is a combination of gold yellow-orange so a particular colour that can be achieved only if is used the metallic pantone colour.
Obviously i'm not going to use shadows/gradients, just the pantone colour as i don't want to risk an horrendous result when printing.
Ultimately i'd like to know how can i get the same or similar result of the shirt image i attached above. Is enough to use a metallic gold colour or i need to use other effects or colour combination to achieve that result in illustrator? Please keep your answer as simple as possible as i'm not an expert of printing :)
Thanks for your support!