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Old 02-18-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
Omek
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Default CMYK spot color and Pantone Spot Color

I'm fairly new to the print design world, so I hope this isn't a dumb question.

Why can you designate a CMYK color swatch as a spot color in CS3 apps? Isn't CMYK always a 4-color process? That doesn't make sense to me. I understand that Pantone spot colors are specially-made inks that are universal wherever you have your files printed and that they are printed using a separate plate.

But what would be the need for making a CMYK spot?

Thank you,
Toby
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