pantone color vs pantone color with opacity

Community Beginner ,
Jun 07, 2022 Jun 07, 2022

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so i am sending a cmyk  Ai file to be printed . and i will send the used pantone color swatches numbers . but the background color is one of the pantone colors i used but with opacity ... will that be a problem at the printing ?? ( no overlaping colors just one soild color but with opacity ) ( printing on sticker label on a plastic bottle ) 
help please ....

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Jun 07, 2022 Jun 07, 2022

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Did you check the Window > Separations Preview to see if it separates as you think it should?

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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no i didnot ..... but is there a problem in printing pantone with opacity ??
the printed label was different color than the one i sent .

 

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Overprint preview or separations preview will give you a better idea of the printed result.

If the spot color does not overlap other colors (like you mentioned) using a transparency percentage or a tint percentage should not make a difference.

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Jun 10, 2022 Jun 10, 2022

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yes it is just one color  with transparency and not overlaping anyother colors or object . 
i will check what you said .. i asked because i wanted to know if  pantone colors are not good to be printed with transparency .    
THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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Jun 10, 2022 Jun 10, 2022

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Pantone colors can give problems when transparency is used and they interact with other objects below them. If they don't interact it will not be a problem.

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Jun 07, 2022 Jun 07, 2022

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Why didn't you use tint?

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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tint ?

what is that ? i really do not know . 
can you tell me ?

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Apply a Pantone or other spot color to an object and then open the color panel to adjust the tint.

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Thank you so much

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Jun 10, 2022 Jun 10, 2022

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If you don't need opacity for your design, I would avoid it and use tints. 

Also, did you spec the color as a solid color or as a CMYK conversion (Pantone Color Bridge)? 

If a spot/solid color, the quality of conversion depends on your selected color (some colors convert better than others), printer's skill, and how you are printing the product. 

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David Creamer
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