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Oct 30, 2007, 03:30 PM
I have a client that would like to use Metallic ink (either gold or silver) for some text and I am wondering what pantone or colour library is used in layouts to help illustrate this effect?


Blue Velvet
Oct 30, 2007, 03:35 PM
Pantone Metallic Formula Guide

This is one instance where a substitute is no match for the Guide. You cannot match these colours on screen, gold appears as a brown, for instance, and there are quite a few different versions of golden hues in the guide.

The colour library will be in programs like InDesign as Pantone Metallic Coated when creating a new swatch.

Oct 30, 2007, 03:47 PM
As usual, Blue Velvet is right on.

Oct 30, 2007, 06:08 PM
great, thanks for the info.