How do Pantone Colors affect a 4color Process printed product?

There are three diverse ways Pantone colors can affect the printing of your job.

The first is ‘by object effects’, on your Pantone colors (Ex. Shadows, glows). Here is what those effects will look on screen:

Here is the effect after printing:

As seen, when a Pantone color is under the object effects, there are transparency issues during printing. To prevent this, all Pantone colors must be converted into CMYK before submission of your order.

The second way a Pantone color can affect your file is when transparent images are used. This is what a transparent image looks like on your screen:

This is what a transparent image looks like after it has been printed:

Evidently, the image is not transparent on top of the Pantone color anymore. e color. White areas will be displayed during printing. To fix this, all your Pantone colors must be converted into CMYK. This is to be done before submitting your order.

The last way a Pantone color can affect your order is the conversion of color between Pantone colors and CMYK. If you are using Pantone colors in a job that are to print CMYK, undesirable colors might be printed by your job.

Here are some ways the Pantone color looks like in a Pantone color book and the CMYK print:

If a job is being sent with Pantone colors, the conversion into CMYK will change the Pantone color. Before sending your order, all Pantone colors must be converted to CMYK.

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