Can someone please help me?


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mackrickson

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I am a web developer. I made a website that I absolutely love. And I use this beautiful blue color on it it (#007EFF), I used the same color to make my business cards and when I went to proof them it looks COMPLETELY wrong. I know it's something I am doing as I am not a print designer, but surely someone has to be able to help me get the same RGB hex color to print on my business cards.
 
hankscorpio

hankscorpio

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Staff member
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All cours have a gamut.

Hex are made up of 0-255 colours

RGB is made up of additive colours

CMYK is made up of subtractive colours

All these different colour models have a different gamut - that is that a lot of the colours that are created in hex/rgb cannot be created in CMYK - as they are out of gamut.

See the diagram below - certain colours cannot be replicated as they are out of gamut.

In printing, a lot of people rely on Pantone colours - as each printers would have a printed book of Pantones, as they are specially mixed inks for colour consistency.

If you got something printed using Pantone colours - and then next time got it printed CMYK - it's more than likely the colours will be varying.


In short - don't use HEX colours in print - as they are out of gamut with CMYK printing and the colours will shift.




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fisicx

fisicx

Active Member
#3
I am a web developer. I made a website that I absolutely love. And I use this beautiful blue color on it it (#007EFF).
Change the brightness, use a different monitor, change the position of the screen, ask 5 different people, use a range of browsers, look at it on your phone. Each time you alter the paramters the colour will look different. What you see is not what I see.
 
Wardy

Wardy

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#4
RGB blues are notoriously difficult to replicate in CMYK, specially on uncoated paper. Ask your Printer what they suggest.
 
Levi

Levi

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Staff member
#5
First question, is your screen accurately calibrated....

Now as said matching the colours isn't going to be easy because hex to rgb/cmyk nearly always has variation in tones but if your screen isn't calibrated and the printer is then they'll never be anywhere near the same colour.
 
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mackrickson

New Member
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All cours have a gamut.

Hex are made up of 0-255 colours

RGB is made up of additive colours

CMYK is made up of subtractive colours

All these different colour models have a different gamut - that is that a lot of the colours that are created in hex/rgb cannot be created in CMYK - as they are out of gamut.

See the diagram below - certain colours cannot be replicated as they are out of gamut Rufus MapQuest UpToDate


In printing, a lot of people rely on Pantone colours - as each printers would have a printed book of Pantones, as they are specially mixed inks for colour consistency.

If you got something printed using Pantone colours - and then next time got it printed CMYK - it's more than likely the colours will be varying.


In short - don't use HEX colours in print - as they are out of gamut with CMYK printing and the colours will shift.




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