Surely when we are talking about Gamut in printing we are talking about the range of possible colours that can be produced.
This starts with the possible ink mixtures.
And ends at the output device.
I always thought of it like this ^^^
You can specify the colour in LAB, CMYK, RGB, Pantone, (ProPhoto RGB for @PrintDriver )
Basically, I’ve always thought of Pantone as it’s a spot colour. Most aren’t achievable in the CMYK gamut (range of possible colours).
We have all seen these colour models over their years, right?
I learned a long time ago that Pantone is made up of a combination of 18 inks.
And I’ve seen first hand that there is a subset of Pantone inks that can reproduce CMYK colours and labeled in Pantone guides.
The 1,114 spot colours that cannot be created with CMYK are 13 base inks (pigments not including Black here otherwise 14).
We are talking about the same thing here, right? Gamut - the range of colours achievable in within the mixture of different inks?
CMYK (4) vs Pantone (18 or outside CMYK 14) vs RGB (3).
Clearly - each colour model can only achieve a certain range of colours (gamut)?
Are we talking about the same thing here at all? I’m confused.