Here is how you would do this in ColorThink Pro:
- Open the worksheet and drag your Pantone color list onto it (or drag your Pantone color list into ColorThink and the worksheet will open automatically.)
- Drag your printer profile onto the color list (This applies the transform to the colorlist.)
- Drag your color list again onto the color list (This provides the reference to compare to.)
- And click the dE button (To turn on deltaE)
Most of these options can be adjusted or changed, but by default you are viewing a comparison of your Lab Pantone list with the same colors as they will end up going through your printer (rel col and deltaE 2000).
The yellow-orange-red slider can be changed to present a different color for whatever you want your limits to be. For example if you want red to show up with dE’s larger than 6, you would move the slider to 6.
Any of these color lists on the worksheet can be exported as text files, so you can run them through Excel or a text editor.
You can also send them to the 3D grapher along with your profile, highlight individual colors to see where they lie in the color space… Oh brother, don’t get me started…