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Examples of spot color impact

From: Print Production Essentials: Spot Colors and Varnish

Video: Examples of spot color impact

Here are some examples of projects using spot colors. Now here's one that's using the synthetic reflex blue in order to not have problems on press with drowning time or adhesion. Why would they use a spot blue instead of process? They're using process for the photographic part, but they're using the spot blue to ensure that they have uniform color across this large area, and doing that with one single ink makes it much easier on press. This is using a couple of the really beautiful Pantone metallic colors. It's a green and then a darker green. It's also enhanced, it's given a little dimensionality, because it's an embossed piece, as well.

Examples of spot color impact

Here are some examples of projects using spot colors. Now here's one that's using the synthetic reflex blue in order to not have problems on press with drowning time or adhesion. Why would they use a spot blue instead of process? They're using process for the photographic part, but they're using the spot blue to ensure that they have uniform color across this large area, and doing that with one single ink makes it much easier on press. This is using a couple of the really beautiful Pantone metallic colors. It's a green and then a darker green. It's also enhanced, it's given a little dimensionality, because it's an embossed piece, as well.

But the first thing that catches your eye, is this beautiful metallic sheen, and they carry that through to the heart of the book as well. It's their color theme, but it's more than just greens. The metallic nature of it really makes it a very fetching piece, it's something that catches your eye, and it's something that people are likely to keep. One of the reasons to use spot colors is to be able to have a metallic component in a printed job. And for something like this piece, the metallic color is something that underscores the high quality nature of the product that they're advertising. And when you see this in real life of course it's got a wonderful sheen to it and it looks like metal.

And again, it's something that speaks of high value, something of quality, something worth having. This is a brochure for a luxury automobile. And so they've taken advantage of what you you can do with metallic colors by adding this beautiful silver accent to it, and they've also applied a coating to make it even more high quality. So, for something like this, being able to add that beautiful metallic accent Just adds to the message which is, that this is something of luxury, this is something worth having.

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  1. 2m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 31s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      33s
    3. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 19m 15s
    1. Why spot colors are necessary
      2m 32s
    2. Examples of spot color impact
      1m 45s
    3. Spot or process: Making the decision
      5m 31s
    4. Choosing a spot color
      4m 11s
    5. About the new Pantone Plus color system
      5m 16s
  3. 13m 23s
    1. How spot color inks are created
      6m 8s
    2. Considerations when using certain spot colors
      2m 35s
    3. Effects of stock on color
      2m 6s
    4. Proofing spot and special-mix colors before printing
      1m 0s
    5. Spot colors and digital printing
      1m 34s
  4. 5m 5s
    1. How spot varnishes can enhance a project
      1m 10s
    2. How varnishes, inks, and substrate interact
      2m 30s
    3. Combining different types of varnish to add dimensions
      35s
    4. Aqueous flood coatings
      50s
  5. 28m 26s
    1. Creating a multitone image (duotone and tritone)
      10m 59s
    2. Creating a simple spot color channel
      6m 30s
    3. Creating a touch plate to enhance a color image
      7m 25s
    4. Creating a spot varnish
      3m 32s
  6. 23m 14s
    1. Adding Pantone color swatches
      5m 18s
    2. Using Overprint Preview to proof the display of spot color transparency
      2m 58s
    3. 3D shading: Preview with overprint on
      2m 22s
    4. Converting spot colors to process
      3m 11s
    5. Creating a varnish
      5m 52s
    6. Creating spot gradients
      3m 33s
  7. 17m 44s
    1. Importing art containing spot color content and resolving issues with Ink Manager
      4m 28s
    2. Using Overprint Preview to proof the display of spot color transparency
      2m 30s
    3. Converting spot colors to process
      2m 29s
    4. Creating a spot varnish
      5m 35s
    5. Creating and using mixed inks
      2m 42s
  8. 7m 10s
    1. Examining with Output Preview
      4m 11s
    2. Using preflight profiles
      2m 59s
  9. 1m 9s
    1. What I hope you've learned in this course
      51s
    2. Next steps
      18s

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