View Full Version : PMS swatches?

Oct 26, 2006, 08:17 AM
What are they and how do I access them in Illustrator?

They probably stand for pantone something something...??


Oct 26, 2006, 08:30 AM
Pantone Matching System, I believe. Access them from the swatches palette, by clicking on the Options button, and going to "Open Swatch Library."

As far as what they are...it's a universally accepted set of spot inks. You can count on these colors to look the same no matter what offset printer they are printed on or what printer you go with. As opposed to simple CMYK (process) where one mix of ink would not necessarily be identical to another mix of the same percentages.

Oct 26, 2006, 09:24 AM
thanks a lot for the thorough explanation.

Have a wonderful day..../