[cairo] Spot colors (and CMYK)

ecir hana ecir.hana at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 19:55:55 PST 2010

On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 3:36 AM, Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com> wrote:
> On Feb 20, 2010, at 6:31 PM, ecir hana wrote:
>> What's useless about having a spot alternative defined in CMYK? I
>> thought it's great - if the spot is unavailable you could still easily
>> print it. It also helps with blending (as in multiply).
> You might as well print it with hatch marks because it has no correlation whatever with the original color.

I don't agree - to me it seems useful enough. And it's what Acrobat
does and it's super simple (as it's the same space as the target
printer there would be no need to decode LAB values), after all.
Besides, for press (CMYK) you wont get better precision than this, no
matter what space you would define the alternative in.

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