[Scribus] pantone colors on scribus (summary)

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sat May 6 20:01:13 CEST 2006

Am Samstag, 6. Mai 2006 11:49 schrieb Craig Ringer:
> Gustavo Homem wrote:
> > Spot colors may be desired for [several] reasons:
> >
> > - economy: if the document to print contains less than the number of
> > primary (4 in the case of CMYK) it may be less expensive to use spot
> > colors than to render them as a mixture of the primaries.
> extra: This is often used in newsprint, where advertisers may be able to
> use only black and red, for example.
> > - quality: it isn't allways possible equal a certain color with a mixture
> > of inks
> That arguably needs to be broken up into two:
> Consistency: A spot colour lets the printer guarantee a much more
> accurate match to a specific real-world colour. For this reason spot
> colours are often used for things like corporate logos, where
> consistency and accurate matching is important.
> Special inks: Using spot colours permits the printing of designs that
> use special colours or inks that can't be represented in CMYK. The most
> common examples are out-of-gamut colours (like some very saturated blues
> and oranges) and metallic inks (gold, silver, copper print, etc), but
> other inks, such as flourescent inks, also exist.
> I really like your further explanation of spot colours and PANTONE,
> especially re on-screen rep etc. I'd love to see that in the Scribus
> documentation.
> --
> Craig Ringer

Thanks for your addenda, Craig. I have added them to: 



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