Questions tagged [pantone]

Questions about the Pantone Matching System, a widely used model for specifying ink colors in print design.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Are these Pantone colours all the same?

I have a Pantone colour that is supposedly the same, but seems to be showing up differently from 3 different sources. The colour itself is Pantone 333 C InDesign Printing company (PDF proof from ...
4
votes
1answer
389 views

How well will Pantone neon inks translate on to a can?

Specifically on aluminum cans? I'm wanting to design a neon pink can (PMS 806C) but can't find any images or references to this being done before, and how good or bad neons will translate onto a can. ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Matching CMYK photo with Pantone colour

I have a product photo from a client to include in their flyer. I'm trying to get it so that it blends in with the green background (which is a Pantone) Here you can see how the doc looks in InDesign ...
0
votes
2answers
579 views

InDesign: Pantone goes darker when placing .psd

I have a very basic (so far) document with just a background set to Pantone 333 C as you can see here: However, there is a .psd file that I am trying to place into the doc... and when I do, the whole ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

InDesign: knockout / overprinting

I am preparing an A5 flyer for print using a printing company that my client requested. The doc will be 5 colours as there is a Pantone spot colour in there too. In the artwork checklist provided by ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Pantone CMYK v. Solid

I am working in illustrator and creating a logo guidebook for a client. When I go to choose my Pantone color from the provided Pantone Color Book, it gives the option of Pantone CMYK and also ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

RGB & CMYK equivalents for Pantone Neutral Black U

I can't find the RGB and CMYK values for Pantone Neutral Black U on the Pantone website. rgb.to says it's CMYK 0, 0, 0, 100 but I am not sure if that is right. Anyone know what CMYK Pantone Neutral ...
2
votes
2answers
82 views

Same film different pantone colour

I am doing press project that needs to be mass produced soon. The Metallic Green 7870C is only available at this print shop. I have gradient artwork and using tint, working in AI CS6. If I use ...
1
vote
2answers
786 views

Why are the CMYK breakdowns of PMS colors so inconsistent?

A Pantone color is a pure ink color, all CMYK breakdowns of that color should be the same, they are not. They differ between programs and between libraries. If I pick a Pantone solid color when ...
0
votes
1answer
686 views

Can't apply a Pantone color in Photoshop

I'm trying to change the color of a specific text applying a Pantone color. However after I clicked ok and click to check if the color was changed, the previous color is displayed instead of that ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Where to find an updated PMS name list

Where can I find an updated list with all the NAMES of the 1867 PMS colors? I can't find any updated list online
3
votes
1answer
6k views

Export artwork with Pantone from Illustrator file to PDF

I have an artwork with one Pantone colour and I need to export it to PDF with Press Quality. In "Save Adobe PDF" window in section "Output" is it correct to choose "No conversion" in order to export ...
5
votes
0answers
422 views

Script to pick closest Pantone from CMYK reference in Photoshop

I'm trying to script the process of selecting the closest Pantone+ Solid Coated colour from a CMYK reference in Photoshop. Manually the process is: Click on the Foreground Color picker. Enter a CMYK ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

2-3 color logo vs. 4 or more colors

I'm designing a logo for a client. I've always used 2 - 3 colors max because (besides simplicity of style), I always understood that it's more cost effective to print a two color logo than one with ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to find pantone shades of a particular color? [duplicate]

A client came to me with their logo for a campaign and wanted me to do the collaterals. I did a few thing for her. Now she wants me to give her the names of pantone colors matching the exact two ...
0
votes
4answers
3k views

Pantone to RGB print on fabric?

QUESTION 1 I've done quite a bit of a research, but I can't wrap my head around Pantone colours. I understand that this is a "system" for achieving exact colours. But how is this achieved? I assume ...
6
votes
3answers
6k views

What is the difference between Pantone black and Pantone process black

I need to print a cover with black text, on uncoated paper. I want to use one of the Pantone blacks. What is the difference between Pantone black and Pantone process black?
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Make “Shades” (Add Black) to a Pantone Spot Color without Converting

In InDesign or Illustrator, I know that you can make tints of a Pantone swatch spot color with converting it to CMYK. With a spot color, you have one color slider that controls what percentage of that ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Will layer effects affect how my Pantone design prints?

I have a project, which needs to be in Pantone, but I have never printed anything in Pantone before. I figured out how to use Pantone via internet searches, but I am worried that what I have might not ...
3
votes
3answers
413 views

Coworker wants to set up all files in spot color—even when printing in-house

I am working on refining our brand guide and color builds. Another graphic designer in our department thinks we should set up all files with PMS spot colors, rather than CMYK, so that we get more ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Closest CMYK conversion of Pantone 021C

Pantone to CMYK conversion is always a pain to deal with, but does anyone have experience with coming up with the closest CMYK conversion of Pantone 021C? According to Pantone website the CMYK value ...
0
votes
2answers
11k views

How to convert photo into pantone for spot printing?

I need your help please of How to convert an RGB/CMYK photo into spot color pantone in channels? And if there are different methods, I would really appreciate providing them.
1
vote
1answer
335 views

Pantone color reference with 2X

In the plastic industry, what's the meaning of 2X after a Pantone reference ? 802 C2X compared to 802 C
2
votes
5answers
10k views

Pantone TPX to PMS color conversion with accuracy. Is it possible?

I have been searching around to find a program that will convert Pantone TPX to PMS so my printer can test some screen printing. I am not having much luck. I have come to this community to ask if all ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Pantone values getting lost when re-opening

Working on some campaign pieces. The printer my client is using is having issues with my files: everything needs to be spot colors—which I have set up—but they are reading the files as having elements ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to merge or replace pantone or spot ink in illustrator in one go?

I have a huge artwork content where i need to relace or merge one pantone with another. Thanks
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Pantone Color Bridge vs CMYK Color Guide

Color Bridge Coated vs CMYK Coated What is difference in CMYK colors from Pantone Color Bridge with colors from Pantone CMYK Color Guide? What does the CMYK color simulation mean in Pantone Color ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Pantone Color Manager - exported colors have diffferent values when imported in Illustrator

Im new to Pantone colors and have some doubts. I started using Pantone Bridge Coated book and Pantone software named Pantone Color Manager. Software is regularly updated and I export palettes as soon ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

The aging of Pantone Guides

I have a question to owners of Pantone Guides. How your guides change after years? I mean the colors, not technical condition. Pantone recommends replacing the guides after one year of use, but is it ...
2
votes
2answers
584 views

Pantone Color Bridge - EURO or SWOP

I am going to buy Pantone Color Bridge guide, but I know that it has SWOP and EURO version. I am working for clients around the world. Should I buy two versions? Is SWOP version different than EURO ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

How should I match Pantone / CMYK / RGB colors for my designs?

I am going to buy Pantone (C/U) and CMYK (C/U) patterns. How should I choose the colors for my designs? First CMYK, then Pantone and RGB last?
3
votes
2answers
11k views

Brand Guideline Colors Don't Match Pantone [duplicate]

I'm in the process of starting a new company, and am trying to create the brand guideline document, so I'm having to learn all about RGB, CMYK, and Pantone from scratch, so apologies if this is a ...
0
votes
1answer
888 views

Swatch books by Pantone: CMYK Color guide or Color Bridge guide?

I would like to buy a swatch book by Pantone - I mostly work with CMYK colors and was thinking of getting the standard CMYK Color guide when, I realised that the Bridge guide also had CMYK swatches as ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

printing on plastic - coated versus uncoated

I understand the coated versus uncoated dealing with paper stock, but is there any difference when dealing with plastics? Do plastics have absorption characteristics that would provide for color ...
0
votes
1answer
10k views

How to input a specific Pantone color number in Illustrator?

Can someone please tell me the steps to input a Pantone number in Illustrator? For example, I have selected what I want to color, now I want to make that selection Pantone #300. Where do I input ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

What is the best Pantone swatch to use for on-screen designs?

If my work is going to only be used to create image files that will be used online, or in email messages, what is the best Pantone swatch for me to use?
4
votes
1answer
385 views

Is Pantone Matching System used for ceramics and if so which version?

I'm about to send a manufacturer a 3d model to be created on a ceramic-like surface and when I was going to pick colors, I found out that the Pantone world of naming colors but those are mostly for ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Pantone: Coated vs. Uncoated? Which one to pick for rgb?

I am pretty new to the Pantone Matching System and I understand the difference between C (coated) and U (uncoated). Now my question: What should I use when I only need it on the screen? (no print, ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

How To Convert Pantone Tint to similar Pantone Color

I have a file provided to me by a client of their logo which consists of various tints of the same Pantone color (50%, 25% etc) I'm trying to find a way to convert these to actual Pantone colors ...
16
votes
2answers
4k views

What does it mean when printers have told me my colour is not a Pantone colour, but in my file it is?

I've recently designed a cosmetic label for a client and I've given them the final file to have it printed at their designated printer companies. But a few have them have come back and said that they ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Printed Uncoated PMS on Coated Stock

I did my artwork on the uncoated PMS colours as I originally planned to print it on uncoated stock. We ended up changing the stock and there was the forgetfulness of one person to not change the PMS ...
0
votes
2answers
386 views

Which Catalog I will buy Pantone Solid or Color Bridge?

What is the difference PANTONE 340 U and PANTONE 340 UP? Is the UP color CMYK process printed color or not? Because they are really different. I want to buy pantone catalog today and I don't know ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Is there an affordable alternative Uncoated CMYK guide to Pantone's colour formula books?

Looking for a reliable CMYK uncoated colour guide book. Pantone is a little expensive (especially for design graduates), in my opinion. Is there an alternative with ICC profile and stock details ...
0
votes
2answers
912 views

Can I buy ink pre-mixed to match a Pantone color?

Can I buy an already mixed Pantone PMS 377 ink in the market or do I have to mix it my self? If so please how can I achieve it?
-1
votes
1answer
5k views

Can digital printers do print Pantone colours?

there is this company they do digital printing with HP indigo digital technology that they claims is like offset quality...anyway I was wondering if they can print PMS colors as well? thanks!
1
vote
0answers
40 views

How many Pantone colors? [duplicate]

I have an illustrator file (it's a packaging design going to be printed) which I didn't design it myself. I see so many Pantone colors in the swatches panel; the person who designed it used many ...
0
votes
1answer
761 views

Script to assign a Pantone color to a channel in photoshop

I have a Pantone color, say "PANTONE 3135 C", and I would like to assign it to a channel in Photoshop (CC 2015, with ExtendScript 4.5.5, Toolikt CC 4.0.0.1) using JavaScript/ExtendScript. To do this ...
0
votes
1answer
563 views

Pantone/CMYK color book guide? [duplicate]

I am a graphic designer and I wanna buy a Pantone colour guide book, the pair one for coated and uncoated colours which compares the Pantone color with its CMYK version?Any advise which pait is the ...
0
votes
2answers
324 views

Pantone formula guide for matte coated paper

I am trying to figure out which formula guide to get for a job. It will be on matte paper. Should I get the coated or uncoated book.
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Pantone vs process for logo printing

I was talking to my printer today and he was saying that while a single colour logo specified as a Pantone is cheaper to print ( litho offset ) ... that defining it as a CYMK process colour if often ...