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How to Apply Spot Color to a Disc Face Design

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This information applies only to disc face design. Do not use Pantone / spot colors in your print design, unless you have been quoted for it.

Unless you are experienced in designing with duotones, we recommend that you do NOT use Photoshop to apply Pantone (spot) colors. Even though Photoshop has spot color libraries, the final file is saved in either CMYK or RGB mode.

Illustrator

To add a Pantone swatch to your design, go to Window > Swatch Libraries > PANTONE solid coated:

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Click on the color of your choice, and it will be added to the swatch palette, ready to be applied to your design elements:

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Before submitting your disc face file, make sure that there are no CMYK or RGB elements anywhere in your layout.

InDesign

From the Swatch Palette, click on the upper left arrow and choose New Color Swatch.

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Next, choose Color Type > Spot and Color Mode > PANTONE solid coated. Scroll down and click on he spot color you wish to use in your design. Click OK.

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Your new spot color now appears in the Swatch Palette, ready to use:

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Before submitting your disc face file, make sure that there are no CMYK or RGB elements anywhere in your layout.

QuarkXpress

To add Pantone colors to the color palette, go to Edit > Colors.

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Then choose PANTONE solid coated:

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Choose the Pantone color you wish to add, then click OK.

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The new pantone color now appears in your color palette, ready to be applied to your picture elements.

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Before submitting your disc face file, make sure that there are no CMYK or RGB elements anywhere in your layout.