Color looks much better on screen. With the the QXP and ID screens next to each other, the greys are almost identical, and the PMS 716s (orange) are pretty close, although the QXP orange is more vibrant and matches the printout. <br><br>
Your ID print is noticeably darker than your QXP print, but neither of them look at all close to what 40% Black and Pantone 716 really look like. I broke out my pantone book to make sure of it. My prints are about a PMS color too light as far as the orange goes, but yours look quite a bit off, like the inside of a blood orange. I downloaded your ID file and opened it without changing the color spaces to what I use, it still printed fine.<br><br>Since neither your QXP or ID prints look right, I don't think ID is the culprit, and sorting out why it prints darker is probably best solved after getting everything closer to what it should be.<br><br>My print of your ID file with a Pantone swatch<br><br><br>
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Exactly. The CMYK build for PMS 716 C is 2C 63M 100Y. Make a custom color out of those values instead using the spot PMS color.<br>I personally think that the spot color you are trying to use has a lousy CMYK equivalent and no amout of fussing is going to make it much better. It might look ok on your inkjet but when it comes to actually printing it on a press it will look like sh!t. Some spot builds are just not very good. If you are printing it as a spot color you would of course have nothing to worry about except that your cmyk proofs will look crummy.<br><br>
You're going by the uncoated, and I'm using coated. Here's what's strange, though: see how close the QXP output is to the 716C chip, and how close the ID output is to the 716U chip. But look at how different the 40%Ks are. Both are printed on heavy matt photo paper. So how come the QXP file is so much more accurate?<br><br><br><br>
I used the uncoated chip only because my laser paper is uncoated, and that was what the chip was being compared to. The prints you are showing now are totally different than what you showed from your sample file. Much better results, aside from the K. Although they still look very saturated and a little deep, but that just may be the photos since the chips look pretty close.<br><br>
Okay for what its worth.<br>My understanding is;<br><br>Photoshop and most likely InDesign defaults to Adobes own color Palets - In general their own interpitation.<br><br>Quark when giving a color file will switch to Apple color profile = Color Sinc. I feel that after Photoshop 2.5 Adobe started to force their own color atributes much like how MS has forced its own standards.<br><br>What ya think?<br><br>
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