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I would love to see Affinity products supporting HKS colour systems for printing on coated and uncoated papers, same way as Pantone colours are built-in into applications.  The systems are used by many printers, naming just few in UK: Saxo Print, Mixam, FlyerAlarm and many others around Europe. I use HKS at work, but must translate colours into CMYK. It would be really helpful to support these colour schemes (HKS-K, HKS-N).

HKS has an app that allows to add HKS-K (coated) and HKS-N (uncoated) to Adobe applications automatically. If not built-in schemes, than maybe this would be a good approach?

HKS is also cheaper than Pantone for designers (colour fans and colour tables) and for printers. HKS also include gold and silver inks.

 

 

 

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Thanks for the reminder about this. Our fellow users may be interested in your earlier thread where you attached a couple of *.afpalette files. :)


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45 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Thanks for the reminder about this. Our fellow users may be interested in your earlier thread where you attached a couple of *.afpalette files. :)

I know, I'm pushing this request. I attached the palette, but it's not the same. CMYK will be printed in four colours without gold or silver, where using HKS would be printed with spot colours.


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Here are updated palettes as CMYK (based on original colour tables I have received from HKS). 

HKS N.afpalette

HKS K.afpalette


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Hello Serif Team!

Is there any update on adding HKS N and HKS K spot colour palettes to Affinity software? It's doing my heading now. I've got HKS N & HKS K palettes in Photoshop and Illustrator using HKS 3000+ software. Is there any way I can move them to Affinity Photo and Designer so print-ready PDF will have them marked as spot colours? 

It's a popular standard in Europe - it's cheaper for printers and designers than monopoly-driven Pantone.

 

PS
I have also emailed HKS Farben to consider adding Affinity to their HKS 3000+ app.

PPS
RAL system would be welcomed as well.


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I try to change from Adobe to Affinity and it works. However sometimes I find something that I miss. 
I need HKS and RAL as well and wondering why it is not implemented so far? 
I hope it will implemented in nearly future. :)

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Hi,

I attach HKS-K and HKS-N palettes exported from Adobe. 
They are only basic colours with 100 screen stage / brightening and 00 black overprinting

All colours are named in HKS convention, i.e. HKS 57 K-100-00. 
Once imported you can mark them as spot colours. 

If you wish to use HKS colours with other brightening and black overprinting, you would need to use HKS 3000+ software to export them into Adobe Illustrator and then export them from there.

I hope some day we will have all 3000+ colours available in Affinity software. :) 

HKS-N.ase

HKS-K.ase


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I switched from Adobe to Affinity as well and urgently miss HKS color palettes. +1 for this in a future versions.
The download links for the HKS color palette is not working...

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