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Who Does Printing Here?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone deals with printing and can help me out?

    So on the TOP-LEFT corner I have the pantone color
    TOP-RIGHT corner I have the same color but in CMYK

    BOTTOM-RIGHT corner I have if I added a gradient (100% black)

    BOTTOM-LEFT corner is the pantone color of it.

    As you can see? two gradients are totally different.
    Right-bottom is a nice transmission. Left corner is ugly.

    Is there aw way to make the pantone look like the cmyk gradient? (without adding a second pantone?)

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  2. goliath

    goliath Newbie

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    I am in commercial printing. What program are you using to create this gradient?
     
  3. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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  4. mcdodd

    mcdodd Newbie

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    use Illustrator or PSD
     
  5. goliath

    goliath Newbie

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    Yeah InDesign always give me trouble. Although it is the 'preferred' method for print setup, I still setup a ton of my stuff in Photoshop it's just way easier for me. Just an idea, try making the gradient in Photoshop and then import it to InDesign.

    But I guess my other question would be - is there a particular reason you need it to be Pantone instead of CMYK? Is that a corporate color you need to stick with? Gradients can be a bitch in InDesign