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

From: Ben Bolker <bbolker_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:30:26 +0000

Matthieu Stigler <matthieu.stigler <at> gmail.com> writes:

>
> 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?
>

  Wasn't aware of spotcolors, but I bet you could hack the PDF reasonably easily (if you have many figures you might have to use awk/sed/perl ?) ... if you don't use R, what is your alternative for creating the figures?

  Ben Bolker



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