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Fri, 22 Sep 2006 07:26:23 +1000
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Hello all,
I am designing a logo using a royal blue that looks great onscreen but is
out of the CMYK gamut. I am wondering if there is any way to reproduce the
colour faithfully when the logo is printed on a book using CMYK? I did
explain to the client that the blue could look different when printed, but
nonetheless I am wondering if there is a way to achieve it.

This is probably an awfully ignorant question - I don't know as much about
commercial printing as I should. But if I can do a faithful colour printout
on my home printer (from the RGB gamut), why can't a commercial printer
achieve the same thing somehow? I know the CMYK process is different... but
perhaps there is some way of incorporating a spot colour to achieve the
right blue? Or perhaps a commercial printer will be able to reproduce the
colour better using CMYK than my home printer can in CMYK mode?

Any help would be much appreciated!


Meredith Peach, B.A. (Vis. Arts), B.Sc., Ph.D.
SharkChic: Celebrating the art and science of life

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