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pick the same color, but the result is different

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I use this document setup:


type: print (press ready)

color format: cmyk/8

color profile: U. S. web coated (SWOP) v2


But I have some issues, when I choose the color on the box, and I pick that color with "color picker tool" to coloring another object, the result is totally different, only cmyk code is the same.

Yes I can just copy the #xxxxxx code to coloring another object, but I want to use that color picker tool because it's simple.

And the client usually use AI to open eps file, I tried to export my files from affinity to eps file, and open it in AI, and yes the color code is changing, I'm confused :p


Please help me to solve this issues.


Thank you for your attention :)


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28 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Why are you using RGB HEX Values in a CMYK document?

If you change the Colour Panel to CMYK the Panel will show:

Using the Colour Picker to select from the original circle will maintain the 47,0,7,0 colour. 

Thank you so much for your answer, it's really really helpful :)

Yes, because mostly I work on digital I keep using RGB mode, and I'm still learning for printing purpose.

Thank you for your help :)

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