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Title: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
Post by: irenerocher on September 15, 2022, 03:45:06 pm
Hello from Spain!
I'm having troubles exporting PANTONE colors on a pdf, it's like they are not embedded?
You know how to include them? I have to use an specifical pdf format?
Title: Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
Post by: Nermander on September 15, 2022, 08:20:09 pm
Pantone colors are what is called spot colors. As I understand it each spot color has its own layer in the PDF and that layer I think usually shows as black and white. The idea is that the printer will use this layer to create a printing plate for the pantone color, but it is the ink that is used on that plate that determines the color.

The printer essentially chooses color based on the name of the layer.

If you want the PDf to simulate spot colors on screen I think you need to do that manually (but I have never worked with spot colors).
Title: Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
Post by: irenerocher on September 15, 2022, 08:58:14 pm
So if I go to the printshop I have to tell them which Pantone they have to use in each layer?
Thank you!
Title: Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
Post by: irenerocher on September 17, 2022, 10:03:22 am
anyone knows about it?
Title: Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
Post by: toyotadesigner on September 17, 2022, 12:53:03 pm
As an alternative, you can select this option:

Ā»Convert Spot Colors To Process ColorsĀ«

However, I can't guarantee a correct color output in printing.