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  • Pantone and Signs By Tomorrow

    Hello all! This is my first post as I need some help but I will pop in and introduce myself in a moment.

    My question is this:
    I am designing a simple banner on matte vinyl that we are then going to put smaller banners on as events warrant to cut costs in the long run. Our company uses the color 7427C as it's logo color. I am creating a simple swirl of stars and a "swish" behind them using a watercolor brush in Illustrator.

    The Signs people gave me a Pantone printout of all the colors on the vinyl so I could pick lighter Pantone colors from other swatches to match the red we use as, they tell me, the percentages of the 7427 will not match as well as if I recolored the stars and "swish" myself.

    My question is this: At 10-15%, will it really make a difference? I've dealt with Pantone colors before using 3 and 4 spot color presses but the printing process they use is evidently different enough to cause problems. Should I convert everything to CMYK for ease of use? Better yet, is there a scale that equates CMYK to Pantone?

    Thanks for any thoughts on this. I'm looking for any type on information I can get.

  • #2
    Use the chart supplied by the banner people.
    Don't - DO NOT - convert to CMYK process for large format.

    The reason they want you to choose lighter colors for your pms tints (for which you would use screens in 4-color printing) is because at 10 to 30 percent there can possibly be a huge and unsuspected color shift. I've had blues turn pink at about 20% in tinting!

    You really need to use solid colors instead of tints for large format printing.
    Last edited by PrintDriver; 03-02-2006, 04:58 PM.

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    • #3
      Oh, and welcome to the forum.
      I'm really not scary. Trust me.

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      • #4
        lol @ pd!
        "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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        • #5
          I never once had a twinge of fear! lol

          But yeah, that's what I suspected would be the problem. At least I know for certain now. Thanks again for the help.

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