spot color


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spot color

A color that is printed from one printing plate which contains one matched color of ink. Spot colors are used when only one or two solid colors are needed on a page or when a color has to match perfectly and be consistent such as with a company logo or when colors are the trademark of the organization or message. For example, you can be sure that IBM's "Big Blue" color is a carefully chosen spot color mix that the company is quite particular about! If spot color is used along with process color, then a four-color print job becomes a five or six-color job. Contrast with process color.
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Of course it matches Pantone spot colors for CMYK print quality, which is critical for brand compliance.
Its Ink Mixing System (IMS) for spot color creation uses HP Indigo Electroink cyan, magenta, yellow, black, orange, violet, green, reflex blue, rhodamine red, bright yellow and transparent.
Color setting values are respected for the real spot color with which the security vignettes will be printed.
When packaging developers and printers miss the mark in attempting to match a brand's spot color, the error may appear at the proofing stage--leading to multiple proofs and adjustments before the customer approves the job.
Printing in spot color means the only color that can show up is the chosen Pantone Matching System (PMS) color or a screen percentage of that color.
VersaWorks RIP software is shipped with the printer/cutter and features the Roland Metallic Color Library of 512 metallic spot colors that can be reproduced easily.
Books in DIN A5 and A4 sizes 50 to 3,000 pieces, pressure 1/0 or 1/1-color and possibly spot color or process color, workmanship: PUR adhesive binding.
Remote Director supports RGB, CMYK, and CMYK+ spot color workflows with open and dynamic use of ICC profiles for specific presses and papers, allowing anyone to see how the job will print before going to press," ICS explained in a statement.
Ampersand, with a more contemporary look, nevertheless uses color in a conventional way: as spot color.
New i1Profiler and PANTONE Link offer unprecedented color quality for up to 8 color printing workflows, iterative profiling, ease of use, peer-level workflow exchange, QA validation and verification against ISO, color bridging tools and spot color accuracy
The Orient unit increases process and spot color or paging capacity while enhancing color register, reducing the number of sections the newspaper must print and generally simplifying production.
Sun Chemical works with a variety of ink dispensing companies, which allows the ompany to best meet the needs of customers depending on their volume and spot color needs.