Good evening Illustrators.
I have a question regarding PMS colours which I am greatly confused.
On the right hand side is the PMS colour chart with all the codes which represent each colour
when I go to my illustrator colour books I get a list of pantones coated and uncoated I also see APNA and HKS N and much more.
So my question is how do we know in which matching system our colour is found?my PMS colour chart has only a code to represent it.
and as an example I am typing to locate the colours I have marked in red rectangle box. I type it inot the find,but nothing seems to be located.
so id like to be helped how to go on about finding the appropriate PMS colour.
ANPA or HKS has nothing to do with Pantone.
Actually in the Solid Coated and Solid Uncoated Series Pantone colors are the same, only printed on different stock (this of course doesn't apply to the Process Series). To match the printed result on screen they need different color books.
Which one you choose now depends on several criteria like: on which kind of stock do you print, if you need an exact representation on screen or if you need to automatically convert spot to process.
You mabe want to dive deeper into how color works.
The reason I ask about the pantone is because I had the impression all you do is type the code and illustrator finds it for you. Now I did find the these codes in the specific colour book. So what id like to know is, if we are asked to find a specific colour lets say from the HKS N PROCESS, does the colour chart have a referral code which says its from the HKS N PROCESS colour book?