Simple, beautiful and fast. Here’s how to do it. Pantone is a company which is best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS). The process version of the color is not even close in a visual match.

by rich » 14 Sep 2004, 09:12, Post However, many conversions can result in nearly identical matches. It lists what the CMYK values are for a particular spot color.

pantone to CMYK conversion. Thank you for your reply. You can use InDesign to convert spot colors such as Pantone to process like CMYK when you export to PDF. Hover over the color you want to reproduce and select it (this is how you find Pantone color from an image), Drag to select the colors you need to convert, Select EDIT > EDIT COLORS > CONVERT TO CMYK, Perform a “save as” to retain your Pantone spot color in a separate file, Check the boxes that read ALL SPOTS TO PROCESS and USE STANDARD LAB VALUES FOR SPOTS. All Rights Reserved. Here’s what you need to know about matching Pantone to CMYK color. If no CMYK values are available, hex values and RGB values might be, which can also be used to convert to CMYK.

It can also match CMYK to Pantone. by louisdenis » 13 Sep 2004, 18:36, Post Post And everybody on the planet should read this article: That must have been the most documented and useful reply I have ever received in these forums. Converting Pantone PMS spot color to CMYK four-color process is a great way to keep printing costs low and produce bright, vivid images with excellent color blending. Since there are variations between presses, press operators and other factors, CMYK colors are not guaranteed to be perfectly reproduced between printers or even print jobs (unless you choose a G7 Master Certified Printer, which offers precise CMYK color calibration). Converting your colors FROM CMYK to Pantone can be quite easy in Photoshop as well. It allows printers and manufacturers in different locations to match to the same color system without the need for sending physical samples. If you know your Pantone color, simply enter it in the tools to view the color profiles, which might include the CMYK values. The simplest explanation is that Pantone is a spot color system and CMYK is a process printing system. The two primary reasons are: Since the goal is to print marketing tools that feature both accurate brand color reproduction and vivid, detailed images at an affordable price, it makes sense to convert Pantone to CMYK for many printing projects. If converting from Pantone to CMYK can be troublesome, why would anyone want to do it in the first place? by Baddog » 14 Sep 2004, 02:09, Post Pantone makes a Spot to Process guide. cewack Posts: 195 Joined: 25 … For example: Pantone 125 C Pantone 125 C in PhotoShop: C: 27 M: 44 Y: 100 K: 5 Pantone 125 C in Quark 5: C: 0 M: 26 Y: 100 K: 26 Any ideas... Top.

You can match your CMYK four-color process to Pantone using this free tool. Promotions. Print attention-getting marketing tools that wow customers with vivid colors – all at discount prices! Though Pantone is favored for accurate solid color reproduction, it’s not a good color system for mixed colors – so it’s great for logos and letterhead, but not for photographs. I would bank that the conversion in XPress is correct according to the guide. This is true whether you’re dealing with Pantone Coated, Pantone Uncoated, or any other Pantone color system. Designers typically create brand artwork such as logos in Pantone colors, but when you convert Pantone to CMYK to print flyers and other marketing tools, colors might not be accurately reproduced – a real issue when companies have meticulously selected specific colors for branding purposes. What is the ]]>Pantone color system]]>? The best way to do that is to work with a G7 Certified Master Printer, which offers precise color calibration that ensures your artwork will look as beautiful in print as it does on your computer screen.

Such is the case when you have a Pantone-colored logo and you’re printing on a CMYK press. Click on the little CMYK conversion icon and your CMYK values will be displayed right in the Color palette. If you want to switch from CMYK to Pantone colors (such as a CMYK to Pantone Uncoated conversion), you can use an online ]]>CMYK to Pantone converter]]> to find the Pantone color. Also known as the Pantone Matching System (PMS), Pantone spot colors are solid inks, each assigned a unique number, that look the same no matter who prints them – which is what makes spot color important for corporate identities and branded images (in 2010, Pantone released Pantone Plus, which added Pantone solid coated and uncoated swatches, a new Pantone Color Bridge guide, and a Pantone metallic formula guide, among other features).