Pantones. I'd heard the term used before in the Devon flag and it was only yesterday that somebody(namely our Flag makers) asked what Pantones we were using. D'oh.
So I consult with this page: http://www.celebrationcottage.com/faq/pantone.aspx
Yea - not helpful. Many, many colours...
So I then discover a tool called 'Color Cop'. This is a tiny free application that allows you to work out the RGB(Red, Green Blue) elements of any colour. So, using the Bitmap version of the flag I have, I worked out the elements for the Red and Gold.
Then - going to this site: http://www.netfront.fr/Services/rgb2pantone/
I was able to convert RGB to Pantones! Well, what it actually does is give you the closest pantone to your RGB colour.
So, for your excitement, after a mornings messing around, I can say
Red - 1788 2X
Yellow - 803 2X
The numbers correspond to an actual pantone as found in the first link.....
Wasn't that exciting!!!
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