Metallic Ink?

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

  1. macrumors 6502a

    bluetooth

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    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?

    thanks!
     
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    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.
     
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    As usual, Blue Velvet is right on.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bluetooth

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    great, thanks for the info.
     

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