Posted 09.09.2017 @ 2.26PM
Hi there! I was hoping someone might be able to give some guidance in the process of choosing correct PMS colours across different forms of media/packaging.
One pretty huge hurdle I have is that I'm quite severely colour blind. I am hoping that correct use of technology might compensate for that fact.
I really have no business doing this work... Bizarre circumstances dictate otherwise...
To be specific.
I am working with a logo that includes a raster element when used on individual unit packaging. The raster image changes with each variation of the product. The most prominant colour within this raster image is selected for printing. In this example it is 2443CP. Printing is on aluminium.
The wholesale carton requires that this colour is used to produce block colour in place of the raster image. The carton is brown & 2 colours are to be used be Flexo printing. One colour is black but the 2nd is proving difficult to choose. The uncoated version of 2443 is so significantly different to the coated version, that even I can see the difference.
I have searched through the PMS uncoated colour books in illustrator & cannot find anything even vaguely similar.
I have tried to limit the Pantone Studio App to uncoated libraries while analysing a 2443CP swatch. I cannot figure out to choose a particular library for it to use. Maybe I can't.
I have used Illustrators eyedropper to create a CMYK swatch matched to 2443CP. When analysed back in the App, I only get coated colours as a result.
I also do not know how to predict the outcome of printing on brown cardboard.
I tried turning my screen upside down whilst drinking spiced rum. That was great.
I have no doubt that I am running through a dark forrest wearing sunglasses & freediving fins. Completely out of my depth with no one to blame but myself...
No real choice at this point but to push on. Any help will be greatly appreciated.