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Pantone Number, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by Jamo, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jamo

    Jamo Member


    I need to find the Pantone number nearest to the Apple Mac green logo, any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    Have tried to see if I could find a brand guide for it but no luck I'm afraid.
  3. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    I guess trial and error willl be the way to go, but not exactly 100% accurate.

    Can't help more then that I'm afraid!
  4. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    Is it the green version here?


    Closest I could get visually using my Pantone books was Pantone 376 EC
  5. pcbranding

    pcbranding Member


    If you're unsure a good place to start is sampling the colour with the dropper tool in Photoshop (Use something larger than a single point in Photoshop though, 5x5 would be best) , then click the foreground colour block (the colour you've sampled) and select the Pantone swatches pallette. Photoshop will then find the colour it thinks is closest.

    Presumably you have a Pantone book? Tried just offering up the chips against a printed sample? Your eyes will be more accurate than anything else.

    Not sure the legality of reproducing a company's logo without their permission though?
  6. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    Thats what I did mate. 376 EC came up closest, visually and in Photoshop.

    He never said he was reproducing the logo though, just wanted to know the colour.
  7. Jamo

    Jamo Member

    Thanks Pixels Ink and everyone else, not reproducing the logo, just like the colour :icon_smile:

    Will give 376 EC a try.

    Thanks again.
  8. pcbranding

    pcbranding Member


    Pixels, not having a dig or anything, just offering up a workaround that DesignNewbie could use himself.
    Also, don't want anyone getting into trouble with the mighty Apple!
  9. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    totally mate. I fear every time I use the word apple in a sentence! Apple are litigation MAD! :icon_eek:

    VLAHAKISA Member

    In the flesh - not via the pc

    I agree - it's a matter of holding a Pantone book up against a printed example of this green logo, that's the only way really of getting it fully accurate.


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