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Metallic Ink?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bluetooth, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    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?

  2. Moderator emeritus

    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.
  3. macrumors 68040


    As usual, Blue Velvet is right on.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    great, thanks for the info.

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