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From: Robin Lamacraft <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Tip of the day: VCF ColorCard for custom colors
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:30:04 +1030
Very nice idea!
A some points for users:
- don't believe that colour that you see on the computer screen will
be same in the final printed result! (many colours become different
or darker on paper than on a screen (the two methods of colour
representation are different, transmission on a screen and reflective
- print the VC2 file on the printer that expect to use (ink sets vary)
*and* on the exact paper you expect to finally use (coatings and
whiteness effect the result)
*and* note any colour management settings in the printer driver.
- I would probably suggest that patches on the sheet be re-ordered so
that similar colours are adjacent as this will give you a better
indication of which colours are distinct when printed in adjacent chart boxes.
A similar page set of thick and thin lines for darker colours might
be useful as guide to colours for connecting lines and box outlines.
Robin Lamacraft (Adelaide, Australia)
At 16:38 26/02/2007 -0500, Virginia wrote:
>To keep track of the custom colors I use for accents and in charts, I made a
>simple color card in TMG using a VCF chart. You can see it at:
>A downloadable VCF file which you can add to and modify is at
>(BTW, both file names are case-sensitive.) The easiest way to add a color is
>to copy one of the color chips and then change the fill and the RGB numbers.
>If you move the colors around, be sure to select both the color box and the
>RGB box - they are separate.
>Sixteen color chips fit on a 8.5x11 page. There are 20 colors in the file
>now. Besides printing the page for reference, you can cut the cards out and
>shuffle them around to make color combinations.
>I haven't doublechecked the RGB numbers for typos, hope there aren't any odd
>matches in there.
>If anyone hasn't used custom colors and has questions about it, don't
>hesitate to ask.
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