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Re:Spot Colours

Posted by: Nathan Willis on November 22, 2005 10:30 AM
Well, I think that's splitting hairs to a degree, but maybe the sentence needed an extra word for clarity: It's also important to note that Pantone Matching is designed for spot colors only....

I mean, there's nothing stopping you from doing five-color printing either, and in fact you see that done every now and then, but that's not how normal usage works.

Actually, I mentioned metallic inks in the article copy; before someone else brings it up let add that you do sometimes see more than four plates when such special effects are required. Or when you're an art student and you just like to use different ink plates. But I digress. As long as normal people come away with the basic idea of Pantone Matching, I should be happy.



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