Full Version: Color Separation in Corel

From: Becky (KIAIJANE) [#1]
 24 Jan 2007

I am trying to get a quote for decals for a customer. The price depends on how many colors are in the logo. The logo is a single letter H gradient filled from dark red to purple) If I had to guess, I would say it has 4 colors but I don't know if halftones count or what. Since the supplier is charging extra per color, I really need to know how many colors there are. I sent the logo to the supplier but they don't seem to be sure either.
My question is, how do I do color separation in either CorelDraw or Corel Photo Paint to see how many colors there actually are?
Thanks in advance

From: Stunt Engraver (DGL) [#2]
 24 Jan 2007
To: Becky (KIAIJANE) [#1] 24 Jan 2007


You're describing what's known as a gradient, or in Corel, a fountain fill.

If the decals will be printed digitally, there shouldn't be a concern over the number of colors. Color separations wouldn't be necessary.

If the decals will be screen printed, color separations will be necessary, although, the output probably won't render as smooth a transition, as what you're viewing on your monitor or in a printout.

I think I'd be looking for someone to create the decals digitally.

EDITED: 24 Jan 2007 by DGL

From: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#3]
 24 Jan 2007
To: Becky (KIAIJANE) [#1] 24 Jan 2007

I think that you cam do a color separation in the print box.

Corel 9. 'Print', then go to the 'Separations' tab. Check the box that says 'Print separations'.

That will print out four sheets of black/white. They will be for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.

If you have Adobe Acrobat Professional you can also print to a PDF.

From: Becky (KIAIJANE) [#4]
 24 Jan 2007
To: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#3] 24 Jan 2007

Harvey and David-
Thank you for reminding me of 2 very important things in this thread....

1. Why I never wanted to sell promotional products..(because I have spent waaayy to much time on this already) LOL

2. How wonderful it is to have friends that are sooo smart!!

Thanks so much guys! You've gotten me over a speed bump (again)

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