Worried about colour

I am concerned about colour integrity in the print-related area of the design industry. – The use of analogue film proofing systems should give accuracy.

I am concerned about colour integrity in the print-related area of the design industry.

The use of analogue film proofing systems should give accuracy. They do from proof to press, but are not accurate to the Pantone process colour-imaging guide.

As designers and printers strive for minimal dot gain, it seems incredulous that Pantone produces a colour guide that can’t be achieved with a low-gain material.

There seems to be at least two colour standards in operation, one based on modern printing presses and the other based on Pantone. We are encouraged to use Pantone colour splits, and led to believe that this will result in consistent and accurate results, but does it? Surely there must be a way of achieving a true standard that can be matched consistently.

Paul Fella

The Creative Package

Surrey KT7 0BH

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