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  • pantone help

    okay i need help first day on the job....

    which pantone swatch library do I use in illustrator?

    I have all the swatch here in front of me...but I dont know which one to use...

    HELP??????

    I am doing a two color business card

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    i need a classic red and blue

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    • #3
      HELP....?????

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      • #4
        Perm use either the Pantone solid coated or the Pantone solid uncoated depending on what stock it will be printed on. As far as colors go PMS 186 is a nice red. And PMS 300 is a nice blue. Most printers will have both of these in stock since they are real common. It would probably be best to have the client pick from the PMS book though to avoid problems. Let me know if you need more help in this area.



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        • #5
          I use the Pantone Solid Coated or Solid Uncoated, depending on which stock it will be on. Just keep it all consistent between Photoshop and Illustrator, if you are importing images from both (ie a duotone from Photoshop).

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          • #6
            i have like 9 differenet swatches and i got confused....

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            just to clarify I can use any lighter shade of that PMS by changing the white value in the color pallete in AI....

            is there a way to check color usage in AI..

            thanks DUDES

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            • #7
              if your going to lighten that shade, you can do it by adding more white, or dropping the opacity or transparency down. And I use Coated and Un-coated 99% of the time.



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              • #8
                P 485 ids a good bright red also.

                use Coated just to be safe. 95% of printed material will be coated.

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                • #9
                  D-Frag you're my nightmare. How do I match a transparent PMS color? Frigging tints are bad enough.
                  Grumble grumble grumble

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                  • #10
                    Print-didnt we just have this discussion when I was asking about spot colors and transparencies?? You said go ahead and do it, that the printers figure it out. But I do get what your saying about matching....that would definetly be a problem. so what do we do then?



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                    • #11
                      Hmm. Something coming back to bite me? Or maybe something in a different context?

                      It used to be transparency caused major meltdown in rips (and amongst the RIPers). But that's been mostly overcome. Don't ask me how they do it, they don't tell me. I'm just a lackey. So yes you can use transparency, but if you want it to be a certain color, well... I don't have a way to confidently say I'll hit what you're looking for. And if two colors overlap, Yech. Will see about getting some tests run using % tints and % transparency and see where that leads. But it would only be over white. Not color over color. A PMS % tint over another color is solid. A transparency % over another color creates a third color. And not always a good one.

                      Did we have this discussion on your issue of backsaving to v8 from v10? Cuz that flattens transparency and creates a whole nuther mess.

                      PrintDriver is a large format digital print dude. His advice/opinions may not apply to the 4color/offset/web world of printing

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