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Copy / Past file form CMYK to CMYK color change

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In Illustrator when I copy a file from an open CMYK file and paste into another CMYK file the color changes, gets darker or lighter. I am using a pantone spot color and it reads as the pantone color in both files but the CMYK values change. Anyone know why this would be happning?

 

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Copy / Past file form CMYK to CMYK color change

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In Illustrator when I copy a file from an open CMYK file and paste into another CMYK file the color changes, gets darker or lighter. I am using a pantone spot color and it reads as the pantone color in both files but the CMYK values change. Anyone know why this would be happning?

 

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Check if the document color profile is the same in both documents (to be found at the bottom of your window)

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And turn on the warnings in your Color Settings to see what is happening.

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They both say untagged CMYK.

 

I turned the warnings on.

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And do you get a warning when you copy and paste between documents?

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Can you check if perhaps one document is in Overprint Preview mode (see View menu), but the other one not?

 

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