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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When packaging developers and printers miss the mark in attempting to match a brand's spot colour, the error may appear at the proofing stage - leading to multiple proofs and adjustments before the customer approves the job," said Patrice Aurenty, Business Leader, Colour Management, Sun Chemical Europe (Patrice.
A key component of the system, SmartColour iVue(TM), takes the guesswork out of matching the spot colour with the substrate on the computer monitor to get the exact colour brand owners require in the earliest design phase.
WEXHAM SPRINGS, England, October 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Now brand owners can predict how their corporate spot colours will reproduce on a wide variety of substrates, from brown corrugated to clear film to white polypropylene, with the SmartColour(TM) portfolio of colour management tools from Sun Chemical (http://www.
However, the high quality had printers making inquiries to which of the spot colours was flexo --finding the printed samples of offset quality.
1 displays information about a file, including its resolution, compression, type, colour mode, colour profile, spot colours, dimensions, fonts and EXIF data.
1 ensures Photoshop EPS DCS files saved in the CMYK+Spot channels colour mode are recognised correctly, with spot channels listed and fonts and spot colours in the native Adobe Illustrator CS3 files now listed.