I have a hard copy swatch of pantone Colour bridge uncoated colours.
I am setting up some packaging items in illustrator and have shown the client visuals in CMYK. I have now selected the Pantones 4596 U and also 468 U. I am aware that the colours will be off, I am viewing on an Imac and 99% of my artwork I produce is in CMYK so I suppose I need reasurance that the colours I am viewing in illustrator will not print that way!! Am I right to ignore Illustrator and only really view my handheld swatch for colour accuracy?
The colours just look so very different on screen, help I feel nervous to send to print!.
As you have gathered I am a beginner when it comes to spot colours… Any help much appreciated.
Am I right to ignore Illustrator and only really view my handheld swatch for colour accuracy?
Yes. That is the entire point of the Pantone system…you can’t reliably replicate printed colors on a screen, so you need to go with the printed samples.
For that matter, it’s hard to even trust CMYK rendering on screen.
Also, you really should be asking for a proof from the printer or, at the very least, if it’s a big project, be on-site for press checks as they are printing that way you can reassure yourself and also catch any last-minute issues before the entire thing is run.