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January 3, 2013

Spot colors on the HP Indigo

The Indigo is a 6-color press so we can print one or two spot colors plus cmyk. This photo shows pages from a brand book printing in four process colors + two spot colors. There would be no other way to accurately reproduce the two green colors in this project.

However … because the color space of the Indigo is larger than traditional cmyk printing, we can accurately simulate many Pantone colors. We recommend trying this before going through the extra time and expense of using a spot color.

When preparing files, please define colors in your files as spot, not process. And, because the press handles coated and uncoated colors differently, make sure to specify the coated (“C”) or uncoated (“U”) version of your Pantone.


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