Sample book color matching
The process for matching product output to preprinted sample books and standard color references is
complex. In general, you can obtain a reasonably good match to a sample book if the inks used to
create the sample book are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. These are usually referred to as process
color sample books.
Some sample books are created from spot colors. Spot colors are specially created colorants. Many of
these spot colors are outside of the range of the product. Most spot color sample books have
companion process sample books that provide CMYK approximations to the spot color.
Most process sample books will state which process standards were used to print the sample book. In
most cases they will be SWOP, EURO, or DIC. To get optimal color matching to the process sample
book, select the corresponding ink emulation from the product menu. If you cannot identify the process
standard, use SWOP ink emulation.