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    Default Let's say I needed some Pantone matching

    Searching for "Pantone" in the forums didn't exactly get me the answer I was looking for.

    I need to figure out how to match some colors. Specifically:

    563
    5463
    Cool Gray 3

    Looking at my Solid-To-Process pms book, it looks like 563 is CMYK 52/0/32/1

    Okay, so doing it rough and dirty, that's say 5 tablespoons of C, 3 tablespoons of Y and a drop of K. Right?

    Now, Cool Gray 3 is 0/0/0/17. WTF? Is that, say, 6 Tbs of trans base and two shy Tbs of K?
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    COOL GREY Get white and add back and just a litte blue/navy. If I remember COOL GREY has a Slight Blue-ish tint to it. Just do it on a small amounts piece of glass. Not sure about the other color. I don'y have my PMs book and I'm not going to go look for it.

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    I'm not sure if you need how to make the color or if you need to see the color so you can match it.

    I found this online

    www.barcodespecialties.com/pdfs/pmschart.pdf

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    I have the solid-to-process book open to the colors I want...

    I'm just trying to figure out how to build the colors without simply eyeballing it.
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    PMS colors are all mixed using the original 14 base colors. If you want to mix a color, you really need to have those 14 colors first, as well as a Pantone mixing guide, which lists the percentages of each color.

    Matsui made a little application that allows you to mix their inks to make PMS colors, but I don't know how useful it will be to you. I haven't tried it myself either, since it's PC only and I use a Mac. It might be a good place to start, though.

    Westix Online - Matsui Color Match System Software - Water Based Ink Learning Center

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    eyeballing is the best you can do.
    you might waste a bunch of ink and time learning it, but you'll get it.
    if I'm reading loco's chart right, it looks like 563 is a little peacock blue, a lot of white,
    and a touch of black, maybe a little yellow. (speedball colors).
    5643 looks like peacock blue and black.
    or maybe denim blue with some yellow.
    it's difficult to match to a computer screen, though.
    Also, to test the color, wipe some ink on the paper and let it dry before comparing
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    Okay, I'm looking at this:



    Now, for example, 562 is broken down with process colors:



    So to me, that looks like 8 parts C, 5 parts Y and 3 parts K, right?

    Then for cool grey, I'm thinking it's 6 / 1 White to K:

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    Anyone else wanna weigh in?
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    Eyeball it.

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    K, thx.
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