1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 1, 2014 3:35 PM by John T Smith

    CMYK/Pantone printed guide suggestions

    jpost-design Level 1

      I recently did some business cards, and despite using a Spyder4 to calibrate my monitor, and using the "view proof" CMYK setting, the printed cards came back very differently than the monitor colors.

       

      To avoid this in the future, I want a pre-printed color guide book or swatches with corresponding CMYK values.  Even better, would be  a printed book or swatch collection with CMYK and Pantone spot colors.

       

      With print media declining, I see more  4-color process (CMYK) options than Pantone spot printers available.

       

      Can anyone suggest a CMYK color guide book that I can literally hold swatches up to the monitor and compare the colors?