Adding Color to the Design
Color adds excitement to designs and OMEGA provides many ways to add color. In addition to
designing with hundreds of vinyl colors, you can print using thermal or ink jet printers with
spot and process foils. PANTONE and Gerber’s trademarked EDGE Match and Spectratone
color charts ensure that the color you design in is the color you print. OMEGA even provides a
color management system that allows you to calibrate the monitor, scanner, and printer to each
other for maximum viewing and designing accuracy. This book provides an overview of color
management. For a more comprehensive look at Color, refer to the section Understanding Color
Management in OMEGA Help.
Chapter 13: Current Style Affects the Color in the Design, defines current style and the effect
it has as you design a job.
Chapter 14: Making, Using, and Editing Palettes, shows you how to create special palettes
with your own colors.
Chapter 15: Understanding Vinyl Colors, discusses how to choose and use vinyl colors.
Chapter 16: Changing Vinyl Colors to Spot Foil Colors, describes how to posterize shapes to
change a vinyl job to a spot color printed job.
Chapter 17: Filling Objects with Colors for Printing, explains printing tints, fades, and linear
and radial fills. It also covers the difference between spot and process color foils.
Chapter 18: Choosing and Assigning Halftones, defines and describes different halftones
available and when and how to use them.
Chapter 19: Choosing a Fill Color that Matches Printer Output, describes how to print and use
EDGE Match color charts.
Chapter 20: Making and Using GerberColor Spectratone Colors, defines what Spectratone
colors are and how to use them.
Chapter 21: Assigning PANTONE Colors, shows you how to simulate a PANTONE color to a
customer's required color.
Chapter 22: Strokes − Adding Print Thickness to the Outline of Objects, explains what a
stroke is, the attributes of strokes, and how to assign them.
Current Style Affects the