[scribus] Pantone

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Fri Aug 26 05:46:41 UTC 2011

> Indeed. The whole point of Pantone, and a big part of their business
> model is the availability of their swatchbook, so that you literally see
> what result you will have on paper with their ink. Even with a carefully
> calibrated monitor, what you see on screen is at best an approximation
> of what you get in print.

Also, many of the Pantone colors can not be reproduced with CMYK (or
even RGB). That's why they are called spot colors, the printer must
use a separate ink for them.

The typical examples are reflective colors like gold and silver, as
well as fluorescent colors.


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