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    pantone plz help!

    Hey guys,

    I'm working with an InDesign file and I've spec'd a PMS color for the type but I guess it is a newer pantone color that i pulled from the book, it isn't preset in any of my Adobe apps.

    Could someone convert this to cmyk or something if you have access to colorbridge?

    7630 U

    Thank you so much in advance!

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    I've gotten C= 48, M = 61, Y=56, K= 25?

    http://color4u.cocolog-nifty.com/col...e-u-panto.html

    I used the above site to find the color you asked about and put the rgb values into the program, then converted it to cmyk. I hope it helps.

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    I'm sensing a slight bit of hair-standing-up-itus when I read your question, so I'm going to ask...

    This is obviously pre-press art. Are you supplying it as cmyk or is it something that uses spot color only (PMS) or cymk+spot? The reason I'm asking is that PMS often converts "dirty" when converted to the closest cmyk match, especially since you're going through a RGB conversion first.

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    Thanks for the replies,

    It was somewhat for pre-press, but more to check the relationships between colors in indesign, which for some reason at the office doesn't have an updated pantone library > . I know looking at colors on screen is basically pointless (especially since our monitors are calibrated to our horible Xerox laser printers), but I wanted to see how much the colors separated.

    Ended up eyeballing and sending the pms colors to the printer, who will match and run some test prints.

    Thanks again!

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