1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 19, 2008 4:38 AM by

    printing a color swatch book?

      Does anyone know of a way to make a printable swatchbook (in CS or CS2 Indesign or in Illustrator) from any of the swatch libraries? I want to be able to print the colors on the digital press here in town, so that i can choose my colors more easily from the printout. But I have not been able to find any plugin that sets up such a document.

      Thankx!
        • 1. Re: printing a color swatch book?
          Thies,

          such a swatch book is here:
          http://www.fho-emden.de/~hoffmann/swatch22112002.pdf

          In order to avoid misunderstandings:
          It's a PDF which contains (originally) PostScript
          graphics for all ink mixtures CMYK, each channel
          in steps of 10 from 0 to 100.
          It can be used for instance for an inkjet.
          For offset I would prefer commercially printed swatch
          books e.g. for EuroScale Coated or ISO Coated
          in Europe.

          Using 'any of the swatch libraries' boils down to
          define the patches in PostScript by Lab values.
          This is, generally spoken, not simple.
          An example comes here:
          http://www.fho-emden.de/~hoffmann/swatch16032005.pdf
          It can be used for printing spot inks by a CMYK process
          instead of using mixed inks.

          Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann