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Marketing Ideas Centre / 7. Color Kitchen & Tips /
Can you match Pantone (PMS) colours?
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# - Edited by: isabelle

Yes we can, however we print in CMYK four colour process, which is different to printing offset. Offset printing allows you to match the colours to Pantone using paint tins, this is the process for printing business cards, brochures etc. but is not applicable to commercial signage.

Our printing is digital printing and uses CMYK colours, we can usually match your Pantone colours closely, but some colours may look different.
This is due to digital printing using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, therefore achieves many colour hues, but in a different process to using paint tins already made up.

For this reason, it is best for you to set your file up using CMYK mode, this will show you the closest outcome. Remember that every screen's colours look slightly different, and that small bubblejet printers vary as well.

If you need a particular pantone color match, please let us know and we will set up our printing profiles to gain the most accurate match in CMYK.


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Remember that using too many colours in your Signage artwork can distract from the actual message; an image plus simple text might be better - if you need advice, just give us a call and our team of Graphic Designers will gladly help.

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