The Color Mapping tool in Editor maps one color to another and allows to store it so it can be instantly applied when the same spot conversions need to be made.
Note that the Color Mapping Tool is intended to work only with vector images (flat colors) and not raster images.
The tool allows you to create a list of specific color edits for the following use cases:
- Case 1: Map a CMYK color to a Library Spot color. Jobs submitted with corporate colors flattened to CMYK or RGB and need to be converted again to Library spot (e.g. PANTONE coated) so they can be calibrated, tuned and kept consistent across several medias.
- Case 2: Map a CMYK color to a Custom Spot
Specific image colors require a tweak, e.g. making a certain red: 100% M + 100%Y
- Case 3: Map a Custom Spot to a default Output Channel
Jobs containing localised names that do not match-up the default (English) names of the inks used in the RIP. For example “WIT” needs to be mapped to “White” in order to output to the white ink channel