The Pantone Matching System
The Pantone® color matching system is an excellent way for clients to communicate their colors choices to the graphic artist, and vice-versa. For instance, you tell us you want your design to be printed in ‘blue’ ink. In your mind you may be thinking of an aqua blue, but in ours we may be thinking a royal blue. With Pantone® you can simply say: “I want Blue 305C” and we will know EXACTLY what blue you want!
Below is a chart of all the Pantone® matched inks we currently have in stock. If you have a specific color you are looking for in your design – scroll through the chart and see if you can find that color. Chances are we have it here – or at the very least, we have a close substitute. If you DON’T see the Pantone® color you are looking for here, we can certainly make it for you. Please be aware that there is a one-time $10 custom mixing fee for this service. We always aim to get you the best color match possible – but due to the nature of screen printing, an EXACT match is not guaranteed.
A Note About Computer Monitors
Not all monitors are created equal – nor are they calibrated the same. Because of this huge variable, what may look dark red to you on your screen – could look light red to us. The best method for making sure that you are indeed picking the color you need is to have an actual printed Pantone® book in hand. These books are meticulously calibrated to be consistent in color. This is truly the only way one can accurately communicate a color choice. With that in mind, please use these books whenever possible if color choice is of the utmost importance. If you do not have a Pantone® book, find one! If you can’t find one, feel free to stop by our Minnetonka store, or most any print & copy shop, and take a look.
If you do not specify an exact Pantone® color for your inks, we will match the on-screen artwork, as it appears to us, using our best judgement.