Re: PRR colors

Rob & Bev Manley

If you are going to create your own cards and send the files to a printer you would need to set up your files as CMYK not RGB. Preferrably in Adobe Illustrator not Photoshop or Quark Express. The RGB color space is primarily for computer monitors and Lambda photo printers. Neither is capable of holding an exact Pantone color match. As Adrian stated give them a PMS number color match or better yet ask for thier Pantone book and pick the color your self. If you pick a PMS color from the monitor it is still transmitted light not real ink.
You could also show them a sample of the color from a kit that you feel is a close match.
Rob Manley
Disgruntled Printer and model maker
Somewhere in South Holland, IL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton" <smokeandsteam@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 8:33 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] PRR colors


You can�t really relate paint to precise RGB values � they have
completely different colour spaces. However, try 145,20,17 for what
seems like a good approximation to Pennsy Tuscan. If your print shop
wants a Pantone reference try 7427 which is as close as I can get on
this set up.


-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Bill Lane
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 7:04 PM
To: PRR Fax; PRR Modeling; Steam Era Freight cars
Subject: [STMFC] PRR colors

Hi All,

Does anyone know what the RGB values are for PRR Tuscan, and/or Oxide
Please reply ASAP. We are getting business cards printed now.

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