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Converted spot colors is different...

Jan 28, 2013 12:16 PM

When converted spot colors to cmyk the breakdown is different in CS6

In CS3, Cs4, Cs5, CS5.5 and my pantone spot color book converted to cmyk all match.

 
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  • Rob Day
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    Jan 28, 2013 12:40 PM   in reply to printshopneo

    In CS6 Pantone solid ink libraries are all defined as Lab colors so the conversion to CMYK varies depending on your document's CMYK profile and Color Setting's conversion options. If you want Pantone's recommended CMYK solid ink simulation use Pantone+ Color Bridge.

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 10:41 AM   in reply to printshopneo

    You might find this KB article helpful: Pantone Plus color libraries

     
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  • Rob Day
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    Jan 29, 2013 10:57 AM   in reply to printshopneo

    PMS 187 Inside my Pantone Book c-0 m-100 y-79 k-20

     

    If you want the older Pantone CMYK simulations, copy the PANTONE solid to process.acb file from and older version of ID and put it in your Presets>Swatch Libraries folder and use that library.

     

    PMS 187 Color Bridge CS6 c-7 m-84 y-56 k-16

     

    Looks like you are in Color Bridge Uncoated—the coated simulation is 7|100|82|26

     

     

    PMS 187 Inside CS6 c-22.3 m-100 y-88.93 k-14.68

     

    This is a color managed conversion from the solid Lab values to CMYK and is dependant on your document's CMYK profile. If you change your document's CMYK profile you will get a different conversion.

     
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