I am creating a Photoshop document (Photoshop CS V8.0) and I am setting the color of various elements (Text, custom shapes and blending options) to "Pantone Solid Coated 288C".
After I save my document and reopen it the 288C colors have all been changed to "Pantone Solid Coated 534C"
Any idea why this occurs, and how can I keep the 288C color?
P.S. My knowledge/experience of CMYK is only 24 hours old - I had submitted a job to a printer in RGB and the job came back with all the wrong colors. A brutal introduction to the notion that that is more than one color space and RGB does not translate (automatically) well into CMYK. (Especially blacks - all my blacks are now K=100% blacks)
So if you fell the need to explain even the most basic/trivial things in regards to RGB and CMYK - I won't be offended.
Anyway the printer said I should change everything into Pantone colors. We sat down and selected the colors from swatches. One color we selected (that closely matches the RGB colors I am using) was "Pantonce Solid Coated 288C" but I cannot get that color to stay set in the document.
What am I doing wrong? (Ok, so I'm designing my own artwork - that's my first mistake) :(
Is there some setting somewhere that tells Photoshop that my output device (printer) does not allow 288C? (I do get a gamut warning when using 288C). I really don't care whether or not my printer (Minolta QMS color laser) can print that color or not, since the job is going directly to a screen printer to be printed.