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color question

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by graphics guru, May 9, 2007.

  1. graphics guru

    graphics guru Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    Statesville, NC
    using flex 8 pro, most drawings are done using pantone chart.
    in the color settings under rendering intent you can change things.
    pantone defaults colors in a spot mode.
    i know leaving "pictures" at perceptual is best for accurate printing.
    in the vector and text section i have have been jockying back in forth between
    leaving at default "relative colormetric" or changing to "spot" mode for accuracy.
    any body want to way in with any suggestions
  2. bob

    bob Major Contributor

    Nov 4, 2005
    Set bitmaps to 'Perceptual' and everything else to 'Spot'.

    Setting a rendering intent to 'Spot' removes, or at least minimizes, color correction for that component. Setting a rendering intent to, say, 'Relative Colormetric', pushes that component through the color correction engine in an effort to achieve the same colors produced by 'Spot'. Eliminate the middle man.

    When you use 'Spot' you have complete control over what you print for black. If you use some other rendering intent you're taking pot luck and with darker colors usually end up with a lot more ink than you need or want. Those that don't use 'Spot' end up with arcane formulas for black. If you use 'Spot' you can use for black and it works just fine without leaving puddles of ink. In fact, you'll want to change the formulations on the two blacks on the Flexi Pantone swatch table to Down from

    The downside is that you leave the Pantone world. But you were never really in it anyway. This means that if someone demands a particular Pantone number you'll need to match it manually. Just like everyone else using whatever rendering intents they choose to use.
  3. Color Dude

    Color Dude Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    If your wanting bright vivid Vector colors, I would set Vector & Text to No Color Correction. Works great

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