I was working on a document and one of the Pantone colors I wanted to use was from the Premium Metallic book Pantone 10121 C
Since this didn't exist, I faked it our for now, but what is the easiest way to get these kinds of color books into InDesign?
If you have the "PANTONE+ Premium Metallics Coated.ase" file, it simply goes into the ID application, Presets, Swatch Libraries folder.
Then load them into the swatch panel in ID.
Take care, Mike
Not sure what you mean by faked it out. Since you can't really render the metallics on screen anyway, I'd probably just create a new spot swatch and assign a CMYK mix that looks something like it, then name it Pantone 10121 C and forget trying to load a color book. That way the custom spot will make a plate with the right name for prepress and they'll love you forever.
If another book can be added, I'd guess the Pantone website would be the place to start. They do have some downloads for that sort of thing for Illustrator, I believe, and there may be some stuff for ID as well.
I don't have the PANTONE+Premium Metallics Coated.ase file, so that is why I couldn't find it. My client does have that book, so hopefully, I can find a disk or can register for the download.
Thanks so much!
I just meant I did exactly what you kindly suggested..that is what I meant by faking it out... I just found a color that looked very close and changed it to a CMYK break option, so I could name the PANTONE color properly, but leaving the option set to spot. For what I needed to to at this point, that was sufficient, as we are just in the stage of choosing and comparing colors.
I will look into getting my hands on the file that Mike mentioned...
Thanks so much!! ;-)
Here's a .zip archive with the metallic swatch book, which goes in Presets>Swatch Libraries. And also a metallic swatch chart.