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Pantone Color Finder
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:45:16 AM »
« Last Edit: November 18, 2018, 11:57:52 PM by Joe »
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 06:32:37 AM »
very useful, I will bookmark this page.

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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 09:24:45 AM »
OMG!
where has this been all my life?

Nice, thanks Joe!
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 10:53:40 AM »
damn they look good on my monitor
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 11:16:03 AM »
Yes, invite the pressmen over to match their jobs.

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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2018, 03:35:07 PM »
I was all excited... and now its 'page not found'

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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2018, 04:04:31 PM »
Try this, I truncated the original link it still works.
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2018, 11:58:38 PM »
Quote from: Slappy link=msg=303578 date=1542575071

Try this, I truncated the original link it still works.


Thanks for the updated link. Modified the original post.
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #11 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?
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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #13 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)

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Re: Pantone Color Finder
« Reply #14 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?
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« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 12:45:31 PM by Tracy »