Using a PDF instead of a PNG : Importing Spot Colors

Created by service Department, Modified on Fri, 29 Sep 2023 at 10:07 AM by service Department

When it comes to using a PNG file, you must have the Document Color Mode

set to CMYK not RGB when viewing or saving files. Often times artwork can come to you in RGB mode, so your program will default to RGB when opened. Our printer uses CMYK specifically to print colors. You may even see the colors change in the CMYK mode versus

RGB mode. Flexi will convert all files to CMYK, unless the file is locked into RGB, which can cause colors to be not saturated enough and appear the wrong color.

In Adobe AI you can change this by clicking File on the top tool bar and navigate down the choices until you see Document Color Mode. Change to CMYK then save the art.

Here is a video that will show you how to use a PDF as opposed to a PNG file.

PNG files will often be converted by the Flexi software and may sometimes not 

match well. Flexi uses its own converter that sometimes will change the CMYK values

to better match all colors upon conversion. NOT EVERY COLOR WILL MATCH.

When using a PDF, the spot colors are saved within the color profiles included in your PDF

output. It will save any color chosen from our chart. This chart allows you to copy and paste specific colors and swatches into your artwork.

Here is the video link.

Here is the link to download the latest color chart that includes a specific white for Flexi output.

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