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    Ok, here is the deal.

    I have a logo that has been sent to me in illustrator. The creating designer defined a yellow color in the logo in CMYK breakdowns, I need to know the corresponding Pantone color for these breakdowns.

    The company that owns the logo is very picky and, when printed, wants it to match their existing offset printed sample. (We are printing it offset by the way).

    Is there a color calculator on the web that I can put in CMYK breakdown numbers and it will tell me the closest corresponding Pantone Spot color for it.

    I have already eyeballed the printed sample and came up with what I believe is the correct Pantone for it, but apparently the powers that be at my day job do not trust me on this.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Thanks,
    Thomas Clemmons

  • #2
    if the company is really picky about the color, they likely have a graphic standards manual that specifies the specific pantone color that must be used.

    When I worked at the print shop, we ALWAYS made the client spec the pantone colors, or else sign off on something saying that we were to take an educated guess and come as close as we could... it's just one of those 'CYA' situations... better safe than sorry, you know.
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    • #3
      You're right and you would think that were the case here, but it seems that I work in an office that isn't exactly organized in any way about this sort of thing.

      Bottom line on the graphics standard thing is that I am at the bottom of the food chain here. I work at a promotional products printing company, so the salesperson goes and gets the jobs, brings all the specs to me I then make it happen, give it to him he goes to the printer and then takes the finished product to the customer. It all has to go through the salesperson, even my requests for standards manuals and since the salespeople here only know how to sell and don't want to look like morons (in their minds) they won't ask for a damned standard manual. So, I am stuck.
      Thanks,
      Thomas Clemmons

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      • #4
        send in the sample taht you want the yellow color to match to so the printer knows what it should look like.
        You can find out what pms color is close to it in ps, just open your document and cick on the color with the color sample tool, and it will give you the closest pms color, it may not look the same when printed but it will gove you the closest pms color theoretically.
        Best bet is to send the sample in to the printer, to get a match

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        • #5
          You could also buy the Pantone books. I believe there's a solid to process version that will show you the build out from Pantone to CMYK so, in theory, you can do a reverse lookup....if that made any sense.
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