If you have a large format printer, having a good color chart is extremely useful to find color matches to physical samples. However finding a good color chart is hard, Standard charts such as Pantone don’t have enough colors, and standard CMYK color charts are not logical.
- Hue based colors charts are superior to standard RGB or CMYK color charts:
- Hue based charts are easier to find a color, as it’s how your brain thinks about color, lighter-darker, more or less saturated.
- The lightness and saturation are nonlinear and are in finer steps in lighter and grey colors where the difference between colors are more noticeable.
- More of the color range is covered, on default settings, there is usually only a 5 DeltaE or less difference between colors, If your printer can print the color .
- RGB charts are perfect for Hi-Fi CMYK+ printing where you can specify a larger gamut.
- It’s easy manually average the formula from two adjacent colors for even closer match.
- LCH charts translate easily to Lab colors.
- Complete control over layout.
- Out of Gamut colors can be excluded or marked as out of gamut.
- Choose the number of hue steps.
- Create compact charts which you can lookup colors on reference charts.
- CMYK or RGB Charts.
- Colors are calculated based on your current Illustrator color profile.
- (NEW) Create UNIQUIE NAMED colors and save these as Spot colors such as “H210-R-02” as RGB,CMYK or Lab spots
- (NEW) Color names can be numerical or custom codes, with a custom prefix and divider
- 1.1.4 (Requires 3.4.2)
- Added ability to create Named Spot Colors
- 1.1.2 (Requires 3.4.2)
- Bug fix in UI Dropdown
- 1.1.1 (Requires 3.4.2)
- Updates for CC2018 compatibility