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Color Background Accuracy?
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Thanks for reply qwiss. I agree with you on using 1005M & 100%Y to achieve a solid red. I’m not sure if light tints @ off whites can really be controlled in this process. If you could type in actual % of process color that would help. I believe that a tan color can shift because of paper and the smallest of color adds and subtractions. Is it possible that book-smart people ever thought of supplying printed samples of color tints and their formulas? I will sleep on this for awile before I reprint. I could always not try for light colored tints and use the basics, save color tints like solids.

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Aug 30, 2007 8:56pm PDT
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Color Background Accuracy?
Tips and Tricks

Just recieved first book and thought in general looked good. I’m a seasoned designer of 35 plus year, so I know something about printing. I chose 6-8 differnt backgrounds throught 80 page book and was generally happy with most color matches. I was not happy with light colored tints, in partichlar a clolor I wanted to look tan. That color was defintely heavey on the green side. I just ran a sample of this color on my good color printer and it was closer to color I was looking for. So I’m wondering is ther some better way to figure out actual printed colors from the custom color making on book smart? Like a PMS book that translates percentagaes of color mixes. I was told by booksmart people that various background colors were not a high concern. However I was told by book smart users don’t mess with colors. Stay with B & W or grey. Anyone have any ideas? I wish you could talk this through with a real person!!

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Aug 29, 2007 10:30pm PDT
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