Can you match pantone colours / my screen / something else?29 January 2019
We have very good machines which we calibrate regularly, and some automatically calibrate themselves.
Everything we do though is printed in CMYK; a combination of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Most of our machines use toner, but some use inks, and this along with the paper type can affect how colours look.
‘Pantone inks’ are specially manufactured inks of a particular precise colour. We don’t print with these, and so we can’t guarantee to match them.
We also can’t print a colour that will match a monitor or mobile phone screen. This is because screens produce colour by generating light, whereas colours on printed paper are made up of reflected light.
If you have a job that is particularly colour sensitive, please email us first so we can check your file for any issues.