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missing PMS colors

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by The Vector Doctor, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    have a job with 2 shades of purple that must be new. 7678 and 7680. They don't exist in cs5.5 Maybe they are a newly added color?

    So how do you assign a pms color that does not exist as a swatch?
  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Ask a local offset shop for the translation or see if the shop would let you take a peek at their bridge chart. If it's in there you're home free.
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    That's a toughie.

    I didn't realize people were still inventing colors. I thought they finished that up years ago.
  4. vid

    vid Very Active Member

    Jun 11, 2003

    or for $49, see if it's in the NEW PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software


    Put in any of your favorite colors annnnnd then let the printer/prepress guy worry about matching it to a swatch? :)rolleyes:)


    I know it still doesn't get you what you are wanting but I found this from an online catalogue:


    Sample the swatch from the catalogue as a substitute match and then let your customer know they will still need to match their print to The Plus Series: Pantone Color Bridge (coated) book

    Good Luck
  5. xxaxx

    xxaxx Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    We had a PMS yellow to match a while ago that wasn't in any of our pantone books even though it was in PS ... we could print the yellow but no way to really tell if it was a good match or not without it being in our book ... really strange.
  6. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    I just assigned the colors from a screen capture. The customer said they would take care of it on their end. Can anyone with cs6 tell me if those 2 numbers exist in the swatch palette? I wonder how often Adobe updates their palettes. They should at the very least offer downloadable palettes
  7. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    They are in CS6 which has the new Pantone Plus libraries... See if they embedded into this PDF. Also just sent you an email.

    Attached Files:

  8. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

  9. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    The mac installer seems to be missing on that link. I did find this note at Adobe's site....

    Why does a certain spot color from Pantone Plus series in CS6 appear different from same spot color in CS5 and older versions?

    In CS5 and earlier versions, which included the older versions of the Pantone color books, most spot colors from Pantone had two definitions - Lab and CMYK. In addition, the default setting of the Spot Options dialog was CMYK. CMYK values took priority over Lab values. The spot color added to the document usually came with CMYK values.

    In CS6, with the introduction of the Pantone Plus Series color books, there is only one definition for all spot colors. These definitions are in Lab values. So, it is a likely that a particular spot color from Pantone can appear different in CS5 (and earlier) than how it appears in CS6.

    Workaround If it's necessary that the same spot colors are identical in CS5 (and earlier) and CS6, you can replace the Pantone Plus Series ® with the older Pantone color books. See Workaround 1 below. It's also necessary to change setting of the Spot Color dialog of the CS6 document to use CMYK values from the manufacturer's process books. These two steps make the Pantone spot color uniform across different versions of Illustrator. However, it could impact cross product workflows with InDesign and Photoshop, if you are using the new Pantone Plus Series ® with these applications.
  10. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    I cannot endorse any of the sites that might have it but you can also google


    and find the Mac version out there... :)
  11. rfulford

    rfulford Active Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    I would just define them as spot colors and use the lab numbers from CS6 which are as follows:

    7678 - L 37 A 26 B -34
    7680 - L 28 A 27 B -35

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