Pantone to RAL?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by mpw, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    I've got a one-off sign to make in my company's corporate blue but need to find the RAL number. I know the Pantone is 2747 but I'm not a 'creative' so this means very little to me.

    Anyone able to point me in the right direction?
  2. JDar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Your question made me curious enough to look on Google for a way to do this. As far as I can tell the best way is to compare directly a Pantone color with the RAL color patches. I didn't find a formulaic way or a converter online to do directly Pantone to RAL, although people sell kits to do the direct color comparisons. Good luck!
  3. metalbreath macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2011

    You can find a lot of tables of color conversion between PANTONE and RAL. There is a new software for Mac what enables all conversions between PANTONE, RAL and HKS - ColorLinker. Check it:
  4. bigshamp macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2013
    Hey MPW... Queston....permission... : )

    Hey there MPW, I couldn't figure out how to send you a PM on here. I saw a post in a thread on here where you posted an idea for a short film plot. I love the concept, and just wanted to get your permission to base a re-write of my own on your plot concept idea. Could you please message me with an ok....if it's cool that I borrow your brilliance? : ) Thanks!!
  5. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    What do you want with RAL?
    I know there is a bunch of painters asking for RAL numbers, but the RAL system is only suitable for metal powder coating. For other uses it is way too limited. So ask again if it is for say painting cabinets or walls. You are way better off with say a Sikkens color system swatch book.

    The only good way to compare is with 2 swatch books.
    And do it either outside under a cloudy sky, or with indoor light at 5000K with a good color reproduction index (you need special tubes for that).

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