[R] R plots pdf() does not allow spotcolors?

Matthieu Stigler matthieu.stigler at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 17:21:47 CEST 2011


Thanks for your feedback! The problem is that the people "those 
responsible for layout" are us... We are doing the book in Latex, and 
till now did not need any other software.

But I am scared we will need use kind of Indesign & co softwares to be 
able to use our R plots, since R can't export into spotcolor...



Le 13/04/2011 13:41, Jim Lemon a écrit :
> On 04/13/2011 07:15 PM, Matthieu Stigler wrote:
>> Hi
>> We are about to publish a book, which contains figures made with R
>> plots. An important detail that we did not take into account is that the
>> book will not be printed in 4 colors (cmyk mode), but only 2 (black
>> +"spotcolor"). The spotcolor we use is part of the big Pantone family.
>> The problem is that both pdf() and postscript() offer either rgb or
>> cmyk, but no spotcolors such as pantone. I'm afraid this constraint
>> can't be solved at all, and we can't use R for creating these plots? I
>> did not find any package that would extend the colormodel to include
>> spot colors... Did anyone had a similar experience?
> Hi Matthieu,
> I have occasionally had to handle this. In every case, those 
> responsible for the actual layout would take grayscale figures (black, 
> white and some gray level) and then convert the gray level to the 
> desired color in the illustrations. I have always supplied Postscript 
> in these cases.
> Jim

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