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What's the best way to find the CMYK and RGB of a HTML color?


Question

I found some colors on the web that I'd like to use in my print brochure. What's the best way to find the CMYK equivalent of a HTML color?

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2/21/2015 12:46:00 AM

Your best option is probably to talk to your printer and borrow their CMYK or spot colour Pantone® book. There’s just no quick or reliable way to convert a colour you see on screen to a CMYK or spot colour.

The Pentone books are pretty expensive, so borrowing is a good idea (or visit your printer, if you can).

Pantone book

If you can’t do that, then another option is to find something (anything, really) that matches the colour you like, and ask the printer to do their best to match it.

And, if you can’t do that… there are some obvious choices for strong Pantone / CMYK colours, if you want bright red, bright sky blue etc.

This may help:

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2/21/2015 3:49:00 AM