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ADOBE CYMK equivalent to Pantone chip does not match Pantone's numbers

Mar 21, 2013 4:49 PM

Pantone assigns equivalent CMYK numbers to each of their spot color chips. And writes the CMYK numbers by their PMS spot color chip.

AI conversion within AI's dialogue box, not even close, when Adobe assigns the CMYK to a PMS.

 

Test it, so you see how far off this is:

PMS book has CMYK at C:0.0, M:6.0, Y:15.0, K:6.0

plenty more where that came from...

 

Yet Adobe offers their conversion function as a reliable tool? What is the fix for this?

 


 
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    Mar 21, 2013 4:52 PM   in reply to anita1390

    would help if you indicated what pantone number you are using...

     
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    Mar 21, 2013 5:42 PM   in reply to anita1390

    Pantone assigns equivalent CMYK numbers to each of their spot color chips.

     

    No, Pantone recommends CMYK approximations for each of their spot color chips. There's nothing stopping you from using whatever approximation you consider a better match.

     

    would help if you indicated what pantone number you are using...

     

    And where, exactly, you are seeing the gross missmatch you are raving about. On your monitor? Between your monitor and a Pantone swatch book? Between your monitor and a CMYK print? Between a Pantone swatch book and your CMYK print?

     

    And WHAT VERSION of Illustrator you are using.

     

    And what color mode your file is.

     

    And what Color Settings you are using.

     

    JET

     
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    Mar 21, 2013 7:11 PM   in reply to JETalmage

    I think the post is referring to CS6's LAB color values in Illustrator, but this is just a guess.  I do know that Illustrator, depending on what version you are using, has Pantone Bridge PC ( 12C, 7M, 51Y, and 22K ( my CS3 reference ), and Solid C ( 10C, 0M, 49Y, 28K  which equals their reference book circa 2000 which is an older book unfortunately ).  Pantone, from time to time, will reformulate some of their colors which may or may not have happened for you to get 8.5C, 0M, 47Y, and 27.5K which is no more than 2% off, nothing to lose sleep over ( 10C, 0M, 49Y, 28K vs. 8.5C, 0M, 47Y, and 27.5K ).

     
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    Mar 22, 2013 8:02 AM   in reply to anita1390

    You're getting a solid spot value of...

     

    CMYK: 0C, 31.76M,  100Y, 0K

     

    That would be a golden orange?  That's pretty radical.  Nice to see everything is working out on newer versions of software.

     
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