Because I find PANTONE and TOYO colors to be the most common, my tips focus mostly on these palettes.
• PANTONE Used for printing inks. Each PANTONE color has a specified CMYK equivalent. To select a PANTONE color, first determine the ink color you want, using either the PANTONE Color Formula Guide 747XR or an ink chart obtained from your printer. You can select from PANTONE Metallic Coated, PANTONE Pastel Coated, PANTONE Pastel
Uncoated, PANTONE Process Coated, PANTONE Solid Coated, PANTONE Solid Matte, PANTONE Solid to Process, and PANTONE Solid Uncoated.
• TOYO Color Finder 1050 Consists of more than 1,000 colors based on the most common printing inks used in Japan. The TOYO Color Finder 1050 Book contains printed samples of TOYO colors and is available from printers and graphic arts supply stores.
• TRUMATCH Provides predictable CMYK color matching with more than 2,000 achievable, computer-generated colors. TRUMATCH colors cover the visible spectrum of the CMYK gamut in even steps. The TRUMATCHCOLORFINDER displays up to 40 tints and shades of each hue, each originally created in four-color process and each reproducible in four colors on electronic image setters. In addition, four-color grays using different hues are included.
• FOCOLTONE Consists of 763 CMYK colors. FOCOLTONE colors help avoid prepress trapping and registration problems by showing the overprints that make up the colors. A Swatch book with specifications for process and spot colors, overprint charts, and a chip book for marking up layouts are available from FOCOLTONE.
Was this article helpful?