We are trying to communicate with our factory regarding a 5 color process (CMYK + 1 Pantone). For some reason something is getting lost in translation and the samples we are getting back (according to our graphics department) is not using Pantone tinting but is using screening.
We have different areas on the packaging that require different tints of the Pantone color. It may be 50% in a certain area and 100% on a different area.
How does the process work? Is the Pantone film/plate different? How do you ink 50% of a color onto a plate?