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Title: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Joe on November 15, 2018, 12:45:16 AM
Pantone Color Finder (https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/#/pick?pantoneBook=pantoneSolidCoatedV3M2)
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on November 15, 2018, 06:32:37 AM
very useful, I will bookmark this page.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: david on November 15, 2018, 09:24:45 AM
OMG!
where has this been all my life?

Nice, thanks Joe!
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: delooch on November 15, 2018, 10:53:40 AM
damn they look good on my monitor
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on November 15, 2018, 11:16:03 AM
Yes, invite the pressmen over to match their jobs.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Joe on November 15, 2018, 11:24:52 AM
Somewhere on that site they warn you the color is not accurate on a computer monitor.

If you click on a swatch it will give you the RGB, HEX/HTML, and CMYK values.

You want to hear some spot color stupidity...we had a customer put a white box on a page and created a spot color named 'white' which shows up in the PDF as spot separation white. When Prinergy normalizes it changed it to CMYK as it should and also for some reason turned on overprint which means the white box on a blue background disappeared. Customer approved it that way. Oops...should have checked it more closely.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Possum on November 15, 2018, 12:02:48 PM
I always cringe when I see a spot white.

That musta been a two-color job, white and blue.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Joe on November 15, 2018, 12:57:07 PM
No actually it was a 4 color inside cover. Luckily for me they approved it like that.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: DPSprint on November 18, 2018, 03:35:07 PM
I was all excited... and now its 'page not found'

:(
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Slappy on November 18, 2018, 04:04:31 PM
Try this (https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/), I truncated the original link it still works.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Joe on November 18, 2018, 11:58:38 PM
Quote from: Slappy link=msg=303578 date=1542575071

Try this (https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/), I truncated the original link it still works.


Thanks for the updated link. Modified the original post.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: david on June 26, 2019, 11:36:41 AM
ok, got one for the PMS geeks...

what the hell is this?
and what would an actual pms spot color be for these?
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Tracy on June 26, 2019, 11:55:15 AM
Found this:

Pantone process colors

Pantone process colors are identified by a DS precusor, one to three digits, a dash, a single digit, and then a suffix. Pantone process colors are created using CMYK blends, and are used by designers, printers and publishers.For example, Pantone DS-97-1C
Color Prefix Suffix
Pantone DS-97-1C DS= Digital Screen C= Coated Paper
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: david on June 26, 2019, 12:05:22 PM
yeah, got all that.
These were colors used 5-10 years ago (or more) and not in use anymore from what I have found.

And, apparently even Pantone can't find a spot color match to their own colors.

The closest they come to is:
DS 213 = PMS 2767   (not even close to color)
DS 218 = PMS 2169 (wayyyy off)

Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Tracy on June 26, 2019, 12:41:26 PM
can illustrator do it? I will try if I can find that swatch

You sure the job didn't run Process previously?
that is a process swatch?
can you attach a pdf with 2 blocks of those colors?
kinda slow today :laugh:
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: david on June 26, 2019, 12:50:31 PM
here's a pdf made from Illy...
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Joe on June 26, 2019, 01:35:56 PM
Looks blue to me. :rotf:
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: david on June 26, 2019, 02:19:19 PM
blue it is then!

Thanks Joe!

 :rotf:

This one goes next to the customer that spec'd their color as "forest green".
My question... which forest and then which one of the 80 bazillion greens did you want?

 :shoots_self:
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Joe on June 26, 2019, 02:37:36 PM
blue it is then!

Thanks Joe!

 :rotf:

This one goes next to the customer that spec'd their color as "forest green".
My question... which forest and then which one of the 80 bazillion greens did you want?

 :shoots_self:

The green one? (man I am on a roll today!)
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: DigiCorn on June 26, 2019, 02:46:56 PM
I usually open the swatch in Photoshop, and then let PS decide the best match.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Tracy on June 27, 2019, 02:20:52 PM
OMG! I'm so sorry I forgot about this!
Illustrator came up with 541 and 542
the light blue is a bit off maybe you can pick a different color
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: david on June 27, 2019, 02:48:21 PM
thanks!
I think those 2 colors are kinda a reverse PMS thingie, you know you pick a pms color and print it in cmyk and it comes out close to the color, but no cigar.
Well, this is a screen mix that they want as a spot color, and the colors are close, but no cigar.

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Tracy on June 27, 2019, 02:57:34 PM
yeah from what I understand the DS color is Process?
confusing!
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Kermy812 on June 27, 2019, 03:29:16 PM
I've done this a few times using color guide in Illustrator:
http://fashionclassroom.com/blog/illustrator-tutorial-how-to-match-colors-to-pantones
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Tracy on June 27, 2019, 04:06:04 PM
I used Method 2, never herd of the method 1 must try!
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: david on June 27, 2019, 05:59:26 PM
Thanks Kermy!
I'll give those a shot and see what happens.

cheers!
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Diddler on June 27, 2019, 09:50:52 PM
Here's another option. Helpful for matching colours across different mediums etc.

http://www.perbang.dk/rgb/F7E654/
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Skryber on June 28, 2019, 09:46:23 AM
I usually open the swatch in Photoshop, and then let PS decide the best match.

I do the same thing. It always works out better that the online converters. I'll have to see if this one comes up with the same results as Photoshop.
Title: Re: Pantone Color Finder
Post by: Foozball on July 08, 2019, 08:06:26 PM
Here's another option. Helpful for matching colours across different mediums etc.

http://www.perbang.dk/rgb/F7E654/

Nice link - saved for the next time we get into the "What are the process values, for that PMS, once it's converted to HEX color?"  :shoots_self: 
I times of desperation, crap like this buys me time to try and find the person who knows what they are doing!  :banghead: