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    Junior Member alaurart is on a distinguished road
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    What color swatch do you use for logo design?

    I've been told that PANTONE solid coated and solid matte are the most accurate for print. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks

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    The only other system I've used OUTSIDE of Pantone is the Munsell Color System. I have to match colors a lot of time to paint systems (Ben Moore, SW, Akzo-Nobel) but it seems that almost everyone speaks Pantone, which is not necessarly a bad thing. My company does work a lot for a couple clients that use a lot of fabric and they use Pantone fabric swatch colors (TC)

    For print - Solid Coated/Uncoated is the way to go

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    pantone is it

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    Pantone

    PANTONE all the way. In my opinion there is no reason to look elsewhere... especially in the USA.

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    I use PANTONE exclusively if I'm going to do a custom color for a client.

    PANTONE+ Solid coated/uncoated or sometimes the PANTONE CMYK librarys as well so I know it can be replicated rather than ran as a spot color if I know their budget won't allow a spot.

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    Junior Member nytrus is an unknown quantity at this point
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    CMYK - Wheel

    Do you have already used all the CMYK values???

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    Pantone, your/their professional printer will thank you!

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    A professional logo design works needs to go ALWAYS with a direct spot color reference, and the standar one is PANTONE SOLID COATED . Besides the spot color reference you can add the CMYK , RGB and Hexadecimal color values for a better application in screens, or websites.

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    Junior Member jsavage is on a distinguished road
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    Realize if you give CMYK/RGB values, those values will print differently on different printers/view differently on different monitors. Best to use Pantone call outs and let the printer determine their own CMYK values.

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    Junior Member nytrus is an unknown quantity at this point
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    The Pantone Expires....

    The only trouble in pantone, is that the "PRINTED" version expires in 1 year. And here in my country it reachs HIGH VALUE to get one.

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    Banned Skatexius is on a distinguished road
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    I do use Pantone Solid Coated usually, even if the spot colour wont be used in print or would be printed straigh from cmyk. I do play with the values sometimes for web and other on screen applications.

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    I tend to mostly use the PANTONE Uncoated for print work.

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    I always use Pantone as the main system but more often than not convert them to CMYK. It all depends on how fussy the client is about a very slight variation in printing. Pantone will always ensure that the color is consistent but it is a lot more expensive to print in.

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    It all depends to what kind of "stock media"* you are going to use.
    Normally the Coated swatches refer/call to be used on coated stock media. In most cases for printing on paper you would use Coated/Un-coated swatches. But if your work is directed to metallic surfaces you must use RAL System colors, matching from PANTONES to RAL can be a difficult job in most cases.

    Best.

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    I always use Pantone, but it also depends on your printer's color books. In some of them, in Germany, they use also HSK. And it also depends on the printed media, and the use of your logo (if it is going to be screen-only logo, you can work with rgb too).

    I guess the best for me is to have it in a pantone swatch, then having the Pantone Bridge, have all RGB or CMYK, to translate to other media systems (wall paint, vynil, and so on).

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