Pantone 186 C separation – urgent help needed!

franzheidl's picture

My apologies for being somewhat off topic, but i urgently need the separation values for Pantone 186 C, since the Pantone Process Guide is nowhere to be found in the studio :-(
Your help is very much appreciated, we're going in print on monday morning…

P.S. Just found C0, M100, Y100, K10 as the appropriate value on the web, and could of course make up my own, but my gut feeling tells me there's got to be Cyan involved? I want to double check with the Guide as I'm sure you'll understand… Many many thanks in advance.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Just found C0, M100, Y100, K10 as the appropriate value on the web, and could of course make up my own, but my gut feeling tells me there’s got to be Cyan involved?

Indeed, if you combine 100% of magenta with 100% of yellow and 10% of Black, the result will be closer to red than blue.

Do you have Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator at hand? Or Adobe InDesign, or QuarkXPress? Because their color palettes will allow you to select a Pantone color and then break it up into CMYK values... And the results will be true blue! (Pardon the pun... I couldn't help myself.)

Hildebrant's picture

Franz:

Google "Pantone Color Bridge PDF".

Pantone has released a PDF soft copy version of the Bridge. You can find it within the first couple results.

Cheers,

Kyle

david h's picture

M91, Y76, K6

franzheidl's picture

Many thanks to all of you. Just installed the color bridge libraries. They come up with 2/100/82/6. Will again double check tomorrow (in daylight) with general 4C charts. Thanks again, everybody.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

I'm sure Pantone Color Bridge is more accurate than the Photoshop/Illustrator option I suggested.

Cheers and good luck tomorrow,
R.

franzheidl's picture

Thanks again everybody, the outcome was the probably best possible: I succeeded at convincing the client last minute to just use an additional spot color – Pantone 186 C. It's good to know there's a place with a lot of helpful people aound like this, in case things get rough. Thank you all.

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