Short answer: None of that matters if you are not working with color management, which is what throws a wrench into your workflow. those swatches are meaning less when viewed and edited on an uncalibrated monitor just as there is no point on printing uncalibrated when the customer really insists on a specific color. Once you have instated a reasonable CM things should be much closer, though even then you will need to have scraps of the original foils handy as reference and will still need to tweak the on-screen colors and run test prints. No easy answers, even if you do all the reading. This stuff somewhat eludes clean, straightforward workflows.
Hi - thanks for replying to my message.
Sorry this is all a bit new/confusing to me.
My Monitor is calibrated and my Colour profiles are set up to North America Prepress 2 across the board - but I'm guessing there's more to it than that?
Appreciate there's no easy answer though.
Thank you, Cathy
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If the sign is made with cut vinyl, you might be better off printing your droplets with black and white ink on the same green vinyl used for the lettering. Since the van will likely be outdoors most of the time, any ink will fade, so a four color green would change as the ink fades. While white and black inks would also fade, the green would still be the same as the rest of the sign.
Thank you - that's a really good idea - thank you very much, C