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Finding a good turquoise or aqua

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#1 nylalany

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    Posted 26 February 2008 - 04:18 AM

    I'm having the hardest time making my monogram because none of the turquoise or aquas I try (RGB in Publisher) print the way they look on my screen. I realize that this is a standard issue, but I wish I could just have a page of blues or turquoises and aquas and their RGB codes so that I can just print it, see what if I can find the one I need, and then apply it to my logo. Does anyone know of anything of the sort? When I search for it all I find is a list of 3 Turquoises in a brief list of colors, sadly. SO FRUSTRATING!

    #2 nylalany

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      Posted 26 February 2008 - 04:21 AM

      (by the way - I'm pretty much using one of those standard 2 palm tree fonts and trying to go with either a turquoise + aqua, or turquoise + dark brown, or turquoise + bright red, or aqua + dark brown, or aqua + bright red, so you see how I'm going crazy!
      Plus I bought dark brown and aqua pashminas for the OOT bags (onto which I'm screenprinting my logo. And I'm hopefully having turquoise vases at my wedding. AHH!

      #3 BarefootBride

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        Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:21 AM

        I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND YOUR FUSTRATION.... I am having problems comparing the same color... it says aqua but it looks something else...

        #4 becks



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          Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:58 AM

          Right there with you - and my problem is that I've got different printers that all print the colors differently - I've got more of a "carribean turquoise" and a purple - but I've got two color printers at work and one at home and NONE of them print them the same - and the two at work are the same model. Weird...

          Anyway, I keep tweaking it and eventually, I'm just going to have to commit to a printer and go for it.

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          #5 Sandra E.

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            Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:46 PM

            RGB colors are different than CMYK colors which is actually the mode the professional printers are printing in. Even though it's changing a bit now. Your printer more than likely is printing in CMYK mode. So the best thing to do is print different colors and see which one you like the best when it prints. I hope this helps. If you are printing all of these yourself, print all of them out of the same printer to avoid color difference.

            #6 cheese_diva

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              Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:56 PM

              Many printers (professional) can print in a PMS color. That's one specially mixed color that combines CMYK. You can also set your document to a PMS color and then convert to CMYK (or whatever your home printer uses) to get a close match and then tweak the color.

              I wanted my brown ink to match my Cocoa cardstock so I used this website to help me figure it out. That's the brand of paper I used but you might find it helpful. Aruba is a pretty Aqua and Belize is more of a turquoise.

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              #7 nylalany

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                Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:55 PM

                I'm using a huge laser printer at work. I guess I should figure that out - but I am going to have a professional doing the silk screening so I'm not sure how to make sure that color is the same color as my printed materials - I can wait to do the printed stuff until after the bags with the silkscreen - but how do I know what the silkscreen will look like?

                #8 Sandra E.

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                  Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:58 PM

                  Ok, the best thing to do is to take your final printed materials to the printer and they can match the color exactly to yours. No problem, but definitely show them what you got.

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