Color Tutorial - Spot color - If you only want to print one or two colors on a page, it makes no sense to use the four-color CMYK process. Instead, printers mix inks according to formulas to produce specific colors. The formulas are developed by ink manufacturers and by independent graphics companies
Deliver Spot Color Impact Using Process Colors - Spot colors: you can’t live without them…but it’s hard to live with them. Spot colors are an essential part of a wide variety of print jobs. Printers and buyers demand spot colors whenever a design specifies large areas of flat tone, detailed knockouts, small screened text, and whenever corporate or brand colors must be matched. They are critical for printing the vibrant out-of-CMYK-gamut colors popular in commercial and packaging designs.
FreeHand 8 - Easy spot color tint creation - Spot color tints
My Design Primer : Spot Color - If a designer needs to match a particular color (a logo color perhaps) in a printed piece or has a limited budget, then spot color is something to consider. Spot colors can also be used alongside process (CMYK) colors for greater flexibility.
Photoshop 5.5 - Spot Color Channels - With Photoshop's new Spot Color channel you won't have to bring your images into Illustrator to color and back to your page layout to position just so. Now you can do all of it right in Photoshop.
Photoshop 5.5 - Spot Color Percentages - So far what we have done is fill a Spot Color at 100% now we will do a percentage. Remember, the percentage fill in Photoshop is your MONITOR ONLY view, it has nothing to do with how much ink is applied at press time.
Printing With Spot Color Inks - The methods that are commonly in use for printing on the surface of a CD are very different from the methods used to print the paper products.
Process Vs. Spot Color - When combined, the four process inks--cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, or CMYK for short--can produce a wide range of colors, often far more than you will need for your project. However, if you must match a specific color, let’s say for a logo, in some cases the process “build” of that color will be muddy. It will lack clarity and crispness.
Quark tech•notes — Trapping: Spot and Process Colors (cross-platform)
Screening Spot Color - With TRUMATCH, Vermont daily has big spot-color selection matched to process-color print samples. By working back from what is possible in the pressroom to what is presented on screen or on paper in PostScript prepress, a paper is better able to know how a chosen color will appear in the makeup process and achieve the color in print.
Setting up for Spot Color in Photoshop 5.5- Setting up for Spot Color
Spot Color Gallery - Gallery of different Spot Color options
Spot and Process Colors - Before going into the details of the subject let us understand the way of printing. If you have certain printing job to be done you have to decide what type of color printing you will go for. And the decision depends upon many factors like, type of job, cost effectiveness, necessity etc. You have two options available for printing any type of job in color.
Spot vs Process Color - In "Making the Transition: Web to Print", I mentioned things a Web designer needs to be aware of when translating their graphics for print purposes (also known as repurposing graphics). Understanding spot colors is one of the things you'll need to master.
Spot vs. Process Color - Recognizing the differences
Spot Color - The colors used on spot color proofs are also known as "matched" colors, special colors, or by one of the brand names "Pantone" or "PMS" colors. Spot colors are printed from a single ink on a separate printing unit of the press. Spot colors can be standard, pastel, fluorescent or metallic colors. Several colors can be printed in select areas to create two, three or more color jobs. Spot colors can be used on may types of jobs, such as business cards, letterheads, forms, brochures and direct mail pieces.
Using CMYK Inks As Spot Colors - How To Get Spot Color In A Process Color Print Job
What is Spot Color? - If a designer needs to match a particular color (a logo color perhaps) in a printed piece or has a limited budget, then spot color is something to consider. Spot colors can also be used alongside process (CMYK) colors for greater flexibility.
What is Spot Color - What is spot color from Webopedia
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