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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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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.
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.
This allows a press operator to run a spot color to match a customer's approved color.
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.
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The ONYX Spot Color Reporting feature in ONYX ProductionHouse and ONYX PosterShop Version 7 and X10 packages shows users how accurately PANTONE colors can be matched on each printer, ink and media combination.
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Designed to demonstrate the power of spot color reduction for everyday flexographic print production, the collaboration will reveal how recent developments in prepress, plate and press technology can drive outstanding efficiencies in label production without sacrificing print quality and brand integrity.
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