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scribus: adding and naming spot color, which then can be seen in a pdf after export

In the current Scribus version 1.5.5.svn, I am adding an additional spot color as follows: Edit --> Color and Fills... --> Add --> name and select "is spot color" --> OK I can then use ...
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Scribus: coloring SVG

Is there a way to use SVG graphics in Scribus and set a colors for it? I need to use a self named spot color in terms of printing business cards with partial refinement. But color properties for SVG ...
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Correct white to use in spot color knockout

Should one use Paper White C0 M0 Y0 K0 or 0% of a spot color when doing a full white knock out of said spot color? Also, if the white knockout spans more than one spot color, does the same apply?
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How to create Gradient Highlight / Shadow using One Spot Metallic Gold Color

My client asks to use one metallic gold color (for example Pantone 871c) in large heading text and other designs. I'd like to make the gold color pop even more with gradient of light and dark. How do ...
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Find a good colour match from an RGB to a CMYK / spot colour that will print well

I have a hex colour #0d152c, which is a corporate colour, when this is converted / printed in CMYK the colour doesn't convert well when printed and looks a bit washed-out because obviously CMYK has a ...
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Convert varying opacities of a CMYK colour into a spot colour

A project I am working on has all raster/bitmap illustrations in black and orange colours. The orange at full power is 0, 50, 100, 0 CMYK. The artist in some places of the illustration has used ...
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Printing photographs when job is a 2 spot color job

my client is printing a newsletter and they are using only two spot colors and neither is black. The newsletter contains photos so what are my options? Can I make the photos gray-scale and then use ...
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Pantone Spot Colors in Scribus

I'm using Scribus for some print design projects and I'm trying to find out how to use Pantone spot colors. The wiki here has a list of steps to follow but I was confused on #3 when is says to "assign ...
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Illustrator: How do I retain Pantone 4975C when saving an AI and PDF

I inherited a design master file of several labels that has a Pantone color. However when I copy and paste one label I need into a new ai file to be saved as a PDF for printing... I get the error ...
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T-Shirts Design Print [closed]

I have recently designed and sent a 1 colour t-shirt to a client for the final review. I used black colour for white shirts and white colour on black shirts. I know now i should use Pantone Spot ...
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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 ...
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Copy/Paste vector object creates spot color and/or transparency

I have two AI CMYK files with a vector object in each. Both, when trying to save to PDF do not show in Summary any warnings. When trying to copy/paste from one AI file to another and then save the ...
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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 ...
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What is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'?

In Adobe Illustrator, in the 'Recolor Artwork' dialog box, what is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'? As far as I understand, a tint of a color is white added to it and a ...
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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.
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Should my white logo be a Spot or Process color for printing?

I am creating my logo in Illustrator (ready to place in InDesign as part of a DVD sleeve.) and I'm wondering if I should be choosing 'Spot Color' or 'Process Color' for my whites. (For the other ...
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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 ...
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In Illustrator, how should I typically set “Preserve Spot Colors” under “Document Raster Effect Settings”

I am learning Illustrator. Under Document Raster Effect Settings there is a check box which is labeled "Preserve Spot Colors". The fact that is unchecked by default is puzzling to me. Surely I would ...
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What is the safest / most precise way to convert spot colors to process in post production?

I work in prepress production at a publishing house and often times only have access to .PDF cover files which contain spot (pantone) colors from their former offset printing days. Because I set up ...
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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 ...
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Swatch Conflict

I am a very novice Illustrator user. I have recently been getting the following pop-up every time I go to copy text from one worksheet to another. This didn't use to happen: "The color swatch "...
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Photoshop's spot-color channel mixing method

Photoshop seems to have a special mode for blending spot-color channels. Let's look at an example: blending full opacity red #ff3c1f with full opacity cyan #1cd4c6. If I create two spot-color ...
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Spot colors changing to black in PDF and Ai file but not EPS

In preview the Ai files shows black. If I open the Ai file the colors are displayed correctly but in a PDF they are totally black. Does anyone know what's going on?
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Where did the term “Spot color” originate?

In commercial printing, "spot colors" refers to specialized ink mixes to create a predetermined color. Pantone, Toyo, and others are brands of inks which specialize in the sale of "spot color" inks. ...