Posted 17.12.2015 @ 4.00PM
Thanks Adam, I have done that but still get the Pantone colours as written above.
How do I see what the actual Pantone # is after I have recoloured the artwork with 'Pantone + CMYK Coated" it still shows as Pantone P 132 - 9 C etc...
Posted 17.12.2015 @ 12.08PM
Thanks, I feel if I am manually matching the Pantones they should come out fine, Scotty I have also done the 'recolour' to Pantone and this is what I get?
Those Pantone numbers don't match the physical colour books so I'm never sure what Pantone ref # to give them after I have done that?
...and I hear you on matching orange!
Posted 16.12.2015 @ 3.03PM
Thanks for your help and patience.
I have started a new print based role after having done web and i am the only designer.
So daily I get given Pantone colours to make artwork in (which is then sent on to a supplier) - I type the CMYK colour values of the requested Pantone into illustrator - obviously they look slightly different esp since it was quite a bright Pantone colour they are after.
My manager gets annoyed - this isn't the right Pantone you have used etc etc, I have tried explaining that it is a cmyk version of the desired pantone and that I am giving the supplier the exact pantone to match it too. But they are not happy.
(So what I have done for the last job is just make the artwork on screen look like the Pantone colour (even though it isnt the correct exact cmyk match) and have given the supplier the Pantone code wanted.)
I'm just wanting to make sure what I have been doing is correct - using the cmyk values of the pantone # and then giving the supplier the Pantone# ?
Is there a way in illustrator to type in the pantone # wanted and get it? sorry if this is a stupid question but as I was saying before illustrator pantones are things like "132-11 U" which are different to actual pantone books.
Posted 15.12.2015 @ 11.29AM
I have another question... which I feel is most likely very obvious
When I use the recolour artwork function in Illustrator to change my CMYK colours to pantone, the colours come up as something like 132-11 U which does not match anything in the 'Pantone colour matching system'
If I am sending artwork for someone to match do I give them "132-11 U" ?
Or should I manually match the colours with my Pantone books?
thanks, I am not too familiar with illustrator.
Posted 09.12.2015 @ 2.50PM (Edited 09.12.2015 @ 2.51PM)
Thanks for your reply and link, I am fairly new to creating patterns and this is the first one I have come across with this problem. I have googled everything I can think of but every tutorial includes having to merge!
This is probably not the best example as I am not sure if you can see the difference but some of the strokes on the merged tile appear more faint than others - it becomes very obvious when joined up as a seamless.