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Pantone to web colours

Client has Pantone Colours which they want on their site

     
9:19 am on Jun 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Is there a online converion tool or the like?

A client has given me some pantone codes:
PMS 431 grey?
PMS 428 light grey?
PMS 4495 - this is the most important one !
PMS 354 - green?

I really would like to know the HEX value

I dont actually have the colours just the code and we are sposed to be giving him some mocks for the weekend ;)

Swifty respones will receive large sums of cash :)

PS that last bit is a lie

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PMS 431 is very dark grey, almost black.

PMS 428 is light grey, just about the same color as the grey on I.E. or the table to the left.

PMS 354 is a medium to medium-dark Kelly green

4495 I couldn't find.

These are CMYK Color model, Printers colors, so you might be able to get some swatches from a local printer.

>Swifty respones will receive large sums of cash

I take PayPal ;)

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4495 is a Pantone ProSim & = #996600

431 = #336666
428 = #CCCCCC
354 = #00FF33

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Woo hoo

Thanks guys! Cheques are in the post as we speak ;)

5:48 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Mike - Is there a chart or conversion tool?
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:) Get a MAC :)

In Photoshop find the Pantone color and note its CMYC numbers.

Open Claris Homepage 1.0 [hehehe]
Go to text color and choose CMYK Picker then enter the #s from Photoshop. When you get the color, choose HTML Picker and the HTML code will be shown [Black = #000000] etc.

There may be a chart but I don't have one.

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Thanks Mike,

Actually all you need to do is open Photoshop open colour>custom

find the Pantone you want and then just click on picker - your pantone colour along with its CMYK, LAB, RGB and HEX will all be displayed :)

Mike I'm using a mac too and have noticed that colours in photoshop will display diff colours in other applications, is this a bug in photoshop? or is it just a gamma thing on the Mac?

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well, I'm in over my head - lol

I just pay pit*** for design and add the content.
All my older site are ugly.
:)

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have noticed that colours in photoshop will display diff colours in other applications, is this a bug in photoshop? or is it just a gamma thing on the Mac?

I've noticed the same thing... most obviously that a lot of my blues come out much more purple when opened in other apps. Haven't figured it out myself.

And yes, PhotoShop's "custom" color picker seems to have an almost complete set of Pantone colors to choose from (makes sense, since PhotoShop was developed as a print design program, and Pantone is a god in the print world). So if you're using PhotoShop to do your graphics, Pantone conversions shouldn't be a problem.

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Thanks for the feedback on the custom color picker. I'm only an occasional user of PhotoShop.

Re colors displaying differently in PhotoShop than in other applications, there's a whole complicated area of defining color spaces... a topic which I've seen make strong men weep. I'm in way over my head in even mentioning the words... but they may get you to the right place in your PhotoShop manual. Monitor calibration is involved in defining RGB space, I think.

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Lord help me... I've calibrated and recalibrated my monitor I-don't-know-how-many times. :) One of these days, I'll contact Adobe support and get the definitive answer from them on that note.

But color calibration or not, I've found (working on print design jobs in th past) that using the Pantone color picker in conjunction with a Pantone color chip collection is a godsend for print color matching. The colors might look a bit off on screen, might look like garbage on my cheapo inkjet, but everything turned out perfect on the print job...

For on-screen-only work, I don't see what major advantage using Pantone would be, but if the client says so... ;)