Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [color-reproduction]

Questions about consistently recreating a color, most often across different color spaces.

0
votes
0answers
19 views

Large-format Vinyl for Decals or Labels

What's the best large-format vinyl to print on using eco-solvent inks? Vinyl for decals or labels? I'm currently running a Roland SOLJET PRO4 XR-640. Thanks in advance for your help!
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Why do my vector graphics look like %$* when printed? [duplicate]

this is a newbie question: I only made a bit of interface design in my life, and now I have to produce some printables - I used my old faithful Fireworks because Photoshop I don't know how to use ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

GIMP; Transfer source tonal/color profile to a second image

In GIMP, is there a programmatic/algorithmic way to transfer the color/tonal profile of one image to another when they have similar subjects? I have this image: And then this image: Similar ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

What monitor is a good choice for graphic design? [closed]

Hi guys illustrators and designers. I curious what monitor is good for graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign...)? What screen resolution you recommend? What brand and how many inches ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Laser print proofs quite dark

I'm a graphic designer and use an iMac. My monitor is correctly calibrated and I use appropriate colour settings. So when I send work to a commercial printer the colour of finished pieces are a pretty ...
3
votes
2answers
139 views

RGB and CMYK - what to expect when printing

I've designed some artwork which I originally planned to only print myself (on my home laser printer), and so I worked in RGB. I've since decided to do a print run in CMYK (outsourcing to a 4-colour ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Find color where alpha at value `a` equals a given hue [duplicate]

I want to achieve a certain hue but also have the color that carries that hue contain a certain opacity. For example if I were after #ff0000 with 50% opacity, the color I would want to identify is ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Pantone-like color matching for latex 6-color printing?

For print design with 4-color process, I've used the coated version of the Pantone Color Bridge to select colors. I'd like to select similar, perhaps wider-gamut equivalent colors to be printed on ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Color conversion - 3rd Party app is modifying color space

Overview: Ideally one would put in the color one wants (say 153,0,0) and get the same output but that's not what's happening. I'm working with a third part application that changes the opacity (I ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Emulate color scheme in Illustrator CC

I'm trying to get this extra bright color scheme I found in a comic book scan. I have tried with the RGB colors but usually, they don't have the white light neon-like quality to the colors. Can this ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

How to determine the equivalent opaque RGB color for a given partially transparent RGB color against a white background

I have found that reducing the opacity against a white background is a good way to find usable lighter and less saturated tints of a base color. As an example take this picture of an orange color: ...
-2
votes
2answers
79 views

Why color printout looks different from display?

Hi, I'm new to design.Can you tell me what is the problem that makes my printout color so much different from the file. Printer is RICOH aficio MP c4502
1
vote
2answers
262 views

CMYK to PMS - which PMS color should I use?

I am developing brand guidelines for a particular sub-brand where I work. Certain details are specified with a rich black, which is a CMYK mix of C10, M10, Y10, K100. Mostly process printing will work ...
8
votes
1answer
247 views

Which systems are replacing the use of PMS for color control and how would one go about implementing them in branding standards?

As per this question, it has been brought up in comments that methods to specify colors for brand guidelines are moving from PMS to other techniques (ColorCert, spectral data...). How do these ...
6
votes
2answers
214 views

Does the gamut of a CcMmYyKk printer differ from that of a regular CMYK printer?

I have access to a CcMmYyKk inkjet printer at work and it seems to my eye that results are smoother (which makes sense since there would be less halftoning going on), but also that we are able to ...
5
votes
2answers
796 views

Why don't we see more of hexachrome to this day?

So I was reading this question and stumbled into part of an answer: Actually, there were systems that used Green and Orange in the past, but they were used to expand the range of the basic CMYK ...
0
votes
2answers
978 views

How can I fix printed colour problems with images designed in Photoshop?

I design artwork in Photoshop to be sold as downloadable files for printing. However, I'm having ongoing issues with printed colour problems and seem to be going round in circles with this problem. ...
1
vote
7answers
777 views

Why aren't there printers that use red-green-blue ink cartridges?

Why aren't there printers red-green-blue ink cartridges? I would like some well-documented articles on this because I haven't found anything comprehensive. The best I've found are this and this on ...
3
votes
1answer
60 views

Size of the screen for graphic design [closed]

I have a limited budget for a screen I'd use for my work in PS, Illustrator, Indesign. Mostly print publications, catalogs, folders, logos, vector/raster illustrations. Would you go for a better ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Out of Gamut warning for rgb

I have an ai. document and set it for RGB color mode. I then picked the bright green (r=0, b=0, g=255) and it says image is out of gamut and won't print properly. There must be something I'm missing ...
3
votes
2answers
299 views

Looking to replicate a comic coloring of early 90s(not just using the half tone filter)

Here is my image with flat colors, colors with the halftone filter, and a comic page I am trying to replicate. I am missing something. My colors don't have the same look.I am using the same 64 color ...
3
votes
2answers
635 views

Colours being shown differently throughout web browsers and image editing software

In a web browser, this colour (#495D7A) looks like this: But in Photoshop, that colour looks like this and the dropper tool detects it as #495D7B: And when these colours are side by side. I've put ...
3
votes
2answers
459 views

How to find the nearest color from a list of 9 in Photoshop?

I've a picture of an static object correctly balanced and exposed: I would like to sample the nearest color from my own palette of 9 RGB or Lab using Photoshop: Colour palette: #8270a4 #aa83cb #...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

PMS vs CMYK Logo colors

So, I designed a logo in CMYK color and printed it using EPSON printer. The colors match perfectly what I see in print and on monitor. Then I convert the logo color to PMS using Illustrator's ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

So maybe I got the wrong printer?

Here I am again with my printing issues. So I found this old business card printed on uncoated paper: Since I am having problems in printing bright colors on matte coated paper with my IP8750, I ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

Why would home printers work better with an RGB image

In @Scott's answer to this question Best format to save Photoshop artwork for printing?, he states that most home printers will more accurately reproduce the colors from an RGB image than a CMYK image....
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Infusing different color

I'm fairly new with adobe illustrator but how can you achieve this kind of affect? Were there's a tint of yellow in some parts of the green area I colored this by hand but I'm not sure how to ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

Indesign vs illustrator colour profiles

Currently running Adobe Suite CC 2017. Im currently working on some branding material which requires work to be done in Illustrator and indesign. However when creating the artwork I'm using the CMYK ...
1
vote
1answer
308 views

How to choose the right color shades/tints for branding? - Part 2

I sincerely apologise for the duplicate question. I'm not sure how to add to the discussion on the original, and I don't have enough reputation to leave comments. Here is the original question: How ...
10
votes
4answers
634 views

Why should I calibrate my screen?

As both a web and print designer, I have never seen the need to calibrate my displays. Especially for web design, I wonder why I should spend several hundred euros to calibrate when I can instead test ...
0
votes
2answers
136 views

Consistent Color Management Across Printers

How do you manage a specific color, to print consistently across different printers / ICC profiles? I have a long time client and their brand color is a specific shade of coral rgb(250, 128, 112). I ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

Simple color management for print & web

I'm starting out a small business as a print & web designer. I need to stay low on costs at this point. I did the first design on a laptop, got some money in advance, purchased an EIZO CS230 ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

Move a color n% towards white

I have an RGB color in Inkscape and the guideline says Recommended Brightening of Colours for Artistic Purposes 60 % Towards White 80 % Towards White Unfortunately, the RGB codes of those ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Overlap RGB values to produce a single color

I am new at graphic design (obviously) and I would like to create a logo with overlapping colors to produce a desired color. In this case I would like to overlap 3 distinct colors (with I assume ...
1
vote
1answer
974 views

Different display of colours in photoshop and illustrator while using the same color settings

Here I'm using the same color settings for both Illustrator and Photoshop and the same color for my shapes - #0441f0, but they look very different. Any ideas? Take a look at the screenshot. Left is ...
0
votes
2answers
584 views

A tool to create a color scheme for printing [duplicate]

I'd like to have a color scheme for printing plots, that would look 'nice'. So, I need as set of, say, 10 easily distinguishable colors that would stay different when printed. If I use only four CMYK ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Solid layer in Powerpoint 2016 embedded video changes color, slightly

I've exported a video from Adobe After Effects into .avi, as well as encoded to .mp4, .wmv, .m4v and other formats using Adobe Media Encoder. Since I can't get a transparent alpha layer to work, I've ...
2
votes
2answers
506 views

How to ensure color consistency between Illustrator, InDesign and 4 color printing?

I am making a catalog that will be printed by using four color process printing. The catalog is created in InDesign and the catalog is full of vector images created in Illustrator. Can someone ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Matching colors between digital designs and the results on any material?

I've been assigned to do a search on colors and I was asked to find a global color standard for all colors applied on all kinds of materials, like iron, plastic, glass, carton, paper, fabric etc. Is ...
1
vote
4answers
892 views

How to Identify an exact color within a photograph?

I want to Identify the exact color of this image. Is it possible, to calculate the difference in color of the dollar bill and the suit colors, to get the "original colors? I want to create a ...
1
vote
2answers
12k views

How to prepare RGB image for silk-screen printing

I have an image in RGB which I would like to silk-screen on a t-shirt. I want to prepare the file so that the result is as close as possible to the original image. I could simply convert the image ...
4
votes
2answers
506 views

Designing CMYK artwork on sRGB monitor

Since my monitor is limited to sRGB, is CMYK color space fully visible within sRGB, or Adobe RGB color spaces, or not? Conversely does CMYK have a converted NTSC color gamut % like sRGB or Adobe RGB?
-5
votes
1answer
152 views

How can I get the RGBA colors used in this frame?

I am trying to replicate the iconic air-mail frame for a project I have. Below is the picture. How do I get the RGBA colors used? I am using Inkscape.
16
votes
5answers
18k views

How to make my logo color look the same in Web & Print?

My client wanted to use the color #dd0017 as his primary red in his website All along the way we have designed the whole site & the logo in that color (I did the logo in RGB). Now he is asking for ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

How can we see the real “Near-Cyan”

On my computer screen and your computer screen lies a "Near-Cyan" rectangle (100,250,255). Considering the number of hardware buttons on my computer and your computer and the number of software ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

How to choose RGB, CMYK & Pantone colors for a corporate brand identity

Currently I am working on a brand identity. I have to decide which color to use but I can't understand how the systems work. I read previous posts here and also searched the internet but still I have ...
-1
votes
2answers
584 views

Windows 10 and Mac OS printing different colours from same sources

Previously I had asked a question about Adobe printing different colours between PC and Mac, but it turns out that my client is experiencing this issue when printing any documents. I was able to ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

Constant color on all platforms

I design profile picture and cover photo for Twitter and I want to pick a color that I will want to use also on other platforms, such as Facebook and any other web page, but I want to be sure it will ...
1
vote
4answers
385 views

Printing Proof Colour

Are the any different if I export my artwork in CMYK or RGB for colour proof printing? Which one is better? in CMYK or RGB? are there any different? I save it in JPEG format. I print it with digital ...
0
votes
3answers
962 views

Inconsistent colors when exporting from Illustrator

I made an image with white text on a black background in Adobe Illustrator and everything looked good. However, when I wanted to save as JPG, the colors looks washed out, like it is not a strong ...