RE: Hexadecimal to PMS

Subject: RE: Hexadecimal to PMS
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 12:40:59 -0500

Thanks, Michele, for the fast turnaround. It would be helpful to know how
_close_ an approximation we're talking about. For example, no one here would
lose any sleep over the difference between PMS 294 and PMS 295. But the
difference between PMS 292 and PMS 295 would raise eyebrows.



-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Davis
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 12:26 PM
To: Goldstein, Dan
Subject: Re: Hexadecimal to PMS

LOL. I just dealt with this. All my graphic design contacts and friends
as well as my printer said that it is simply an approximation, not an
exact replica of the HEX color, I've been told you'll never get a
perfect PMS to HEX match.

Just what I've heard. The calendar I did, my client asked for PMS colors
to make tee shirts, utilizing the HEX colors I used in Quark for each
month of the year. The printer of the tee shirts told me to just give
him a color laser instead of trying to match HEX to PMS because he as
the tee shirt printer didn't even USE PMS colors---


Goldstein, Dan wrote:

>I've been looking at When I go into the
>source code, I see hexadecimal values for the PMS "swatches" on the page.
>For example, the hexadecimal value for PMS 2945 seems to be #0054a0.
>I've worked extensively with hexadecimal values in designing colors for Web
>pages, but I am not familiar with PMS requirements. Is it fair to say that
>these are approximate hexadecimal values for the actual PMS colors?
>By the way, gives a chart
>converting RGB values to hexadecimals.
>Dan Goldstein



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