Swatch book color matching (available for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
The process for matching printer output to preprinted swatch books and standard color references is complex. In general, you can obtain a reasonably good match to a swatch book if the inks used to create the swatch book are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. These are usually referred to as process color swatch books.
Some swatch books are created from spot colors. Spot colors are specially created colorants. Many of these spot colors are outside of the gamut (color range) of the printer. Most spot color swatch books have companion process swatch books that provide CMYK approximations to the spot color.
Most process swatch books will have a note on what process standards were used to print the swatch book. In most cases, they will be SWOP, EURO, or DIC. To get optimal color matching to the process swatch book, select the corresponding ink emulation from the printer menu. If you cannot identify the process standard, use SWOP ink emulation.
For best matching of PANTONE® four-color (4C) process colors, use the SWOP or EURO emulation for CMYK inks in the HP Color LaserJet 3700 PostScript emulation driver when printing from PANTONE®-certified applications.