At Lamar Graphics, we take great pride in our ability to consistently produce quality products for our customers. Our commitment to State of the Art “Color Management” techniques and the use of custom Pantone equivalent CMYK colors and device specific profiles allows us to consitantly generate color that is exactly what you expect “the first go-round.”
The PMS "Spot-to-Process" guide is our reference standard. PMS callouts must be used to specify any and all spot colors. Fortunately, we have taken the guesswork out of what CMYK values to use for a given PMS call-out by creating custom swatch pallets for all the major graphics applications used in the industry today.
The following color palettes represent the Pantone color swatch library for use in our color space. This palette represents our closest matching CMYK color formulas to the Pantone color matching system. These palettes are for use with the Lamar Fuji Pictro.icm Color Profile only.
This Swatch Library is also available in a generic EPS and TIF format. Just open these documents and sample the colors to get the CMYK formula. Click the buttons below to download.
The Lamar Graphics workflow is based on a custom profile tailored to match our equipment. We use a wide Gamut CMYK profile based on our Fuji Pictro Proofer. This provides very accurate proofs and allows us to convert that base artwork to our various printers and products with the best possible results in color gamut and color consistency.
This is a device profile. It is one of the most important components for accurate color management. Profiles are the building blocks of Color Management. They provide a reference for devices used in your workflow. By creating these reference profiles, you are able to adjust color throughout your workflow based on the unique characteristics of these devices.
* If starting from a blank Lamar Template, ASSIGN (Edit / Assign Profile in Photoshop) LamarFujiPictro.icm color profile before you start designing.
* If modifying exsisting art CONVERT (Edit / Convert to Profile in Photoshop) to LamarFujiPictro.icm. Adjust the color and art as needed.
PC - Download the profile above and save it to your computer. Right click on that file (LamarFujiPictro.icm) and choose "Install Profile". That copies the file to your system color folder and will be ready for use by your graphics software.
To load the profile manually, copy the file to the following location:
98, 2000, XP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color
NT - c:\winNT\system32\color
WinNT 2000 - c:\winNT2000\system32\spool\drivers\color
MAC - Download the profile above and save/copy it to the following folder:
OS9: System Folder\ColorSync Profiles
OS10 & up: Root HD \Library\ColorSync\Profiles