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How to produce neon glow effect for cmyk print

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Hi everyone, 

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to print a neon light tube effect but for a CYMK print?

My RGB one is looking good using the different colour glow effects but when I converted to cmyk  and changed the colour codes and placed back on black background all the coloured outer glows turned white?

Thanks in advance for any tips!

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Cherie,

 

I am afraid the long answer is the use of additional inks.

 

Some printers have inbuilt additional inks for vivid colours, and then there is the option of spot colours/inks, depending on the way of printing.

 

Neon colours and CMYk are a bit like fire and water.

 

You may read this exquisite answer by Dov here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/why-do-some-printers-print-rgb-and-some-cmyk-if-all-printers-are-cmyk/td-p/10411460?page=1

 

 

Apart from that you may have a look at your choice in Blending Modes in the Transparency palette.

 

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How to produce neon glow effect for cmyk print

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Hi everyone, 

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to print a neon light tube effect but for a CYMK print?

My RGB one is looking good using the different colour glow effects but when I converted to cmyk  and changed the colour codes and placed back on black background all the coloured outer glows turned white?

Thanks in advance for any tips!

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Correct answer by Jacob Bugge | Most Valuable Participant

Cherie,

 

I am afraid the long answer is the use of additional inks.

 

Some printers have inbuilt additional inks for vivid colours, and then there is the option of spot colours/inks, depending on the way of printing.

 

Neon colours and CMYk are a bit like fire and water.

 

You may read this exquisite answer by Dov here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/why-do-some-printers-print-rgb-and-some-cmyk-if-all-printers-are-cmyk/td-p/10411460?page=1

 

 

Apart from that you may have a look at your choice in Blending Modes in the Transparency palette.

 

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Can you show the design?

There are probably a lot of raster based effects. This will be turned into raster images anyway when you export a PDF for print, so why not export the RGB version as a raster image at a sufficient resolution and then place it into your layout and then generate the PDF?

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Cherie,

 

I am afraid the long answer is the use of additional inks.

 

Some printers have inbuilt additional inks for vivid colours, and then there is the option of spot colours/inks, depending on the way of printing.

 

Neon colours and CMYk are a bit like fire and water.

 

You may read this exquisite answer by Dov here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/why-do-some-printers-print-rgb-and-some-cmyk-if-all-printers-...

 

 

Apart from that you may have a look at your choice in Blending Modes in the Transparency palette.

 

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