Welcome Dialog

Welcome to the Community!

We have a brand new look! Take a tour with us and explore the latest updates on Adobe Support Community.


Choosing gold pantone colour for print on transparent plastic. Help pls

New Here ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi 

I have been asked to place a logo and description on a transparent jar for a cosmetician.

She has asked for one jar with a gold colour and another jar with a pantone that is most similar to a cmyk colour 0/100/0/0. I have never worked with pantones before. Would appreciate any guidance please 🙂

Thnx.

Views

51

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi

Can you tell us which Adobe application you're referring to so we can move the thread to the correct forum

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

In Photoshop use the Color Picker.  Click on Color Libraries.  Select desired Pantone Book from the drop-list (Pantone, Pantone+, Solid coated, Solid uncoated, etc...) see screenshot.  Also refer to the Pantone Color finder online.

https://www.pantone.com/color-finder

 

image.png

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
LEGEND ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Packaging design commonly uses spot colours and non-ink treatments. You need to liaise closely with the package printer to discover what colour libraries they support (because it's about buying buckets of ink), and what technical limitations; whether they use CMYK at all etc. etc. There is no general advice (except to ask them!) It is quite impossible for you to do this work in isolation and send a file ready for the jar printer to work with. 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

quote

Packaging design commonly uses spot colours and non-ink treatments. You need to liaise closely with the package printer to discover what colour libraries they support...

=========

In print, that's true. But maybe the OP is just creating 3D visualizations in Dimension.

https://www.adobe.com/products/dimension.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

@moty5DDA as @Test Screen Name advises, you must work with the printer. Printing on substraits such as plastic, metal, wood, and vinyl often requires a very specific Pantone "family" of colors as explained on their website Pantone Color Systems - Introduction | Pantone. Don't guess what this might be. A gold color in one is not the same as another. 

 

What's more, the color may be named the same across systems. A sign fabrication project I helped someone with found this out the hard way. They were only given the name "Cloud Dancer" and so they went ahead with that color in the textiles family. Turns out when applied to the sign, the color was noticeably different. Sometimes, what you see on screen or paper is not the color that will reproduce on an end product.

JainLemos_0-1628459363952.png

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines