In short, how should I work with Pantone color while making a design for a printing house?
You just create a swatch for it. Everything else is completely irrelevant. Spot colors are printed from a separate ink. It can look whatever it wants on screen as long as the printer has the correct reference number, so color calibration doesn't matter at all otehr than for your own pleasure.
am I wrong?
Yes, with a 99% likelihood. If out of 5000+ colors of the normal coated/uncoated color books you cannot find a suitable blue, then you are doing something completely wrong.
What I did is, entering this web: http://www.dspgroup.co.uk/material/ColourNamesPanton.htm , to find the appropriate color, and converted it to CMYK color in illustrator. That's the way?
The color that displayed @ illustrator will be the output in the printing? (Again, there's the difference between real colors and monitor color..)
I'm not a professional designer, so sorry in advance if I ask somewhat silly questions.
And regarding the fact I couldn't find a proper Dark Blue, look at that website.. there's really no really Dark Blue besides one, which isn't dark enough.
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Illustrator has many swatch libraries built in, with the names and colour values already defined. Just select Windows > Swatch Libraries > Color Books, then the appropriate swatch book. A new panel will appear and you can select the correct swatch there. To get an accurate preview of the swatch you should use a no-shît dead tree Pantone swatch book, which is not cheap, but cheaper than one reprint because you picked the wrong colour.
You probably want PANTONE solid coated, PANTONE solid matte, or PANTONE solid uncoated.
Thanks for the answer, halped me alot.
Though I couldn't find anything beneficial about "no-shît dead tree Pantone swatch book" on Google.
I think he might mean no shift.
But I would be curious myself abut this.
Any decent art supply store will sell you a Pantone swatch book. These are books with printed samples of Pantone inks, printed using the exact same ink formula the printer you hire will use to print you job. If you want to know what that ink looks like on paper, you need to see that actual ink on actual paper, not some glowing dots on a computer screen.
I think the term was what through us all off not the product.
Pantone Guides do shift in color over time and have to be replaced. It is the nature of printing ink and commercial paper.
I didn't realize the term "no shît" was over the heads of so many people. Would you prefer "fair dinkum"?
I am afraid it was the dead tree part; I believe few realize what paper is made of.