We have a variety of choices when it comes to printing your artwork onto corflute or ACM signs.
Pantone colour codes are a way to guarantee that you get the colours that you want. It is a global colour swatch, that we can match up to when we print your signs. When printing artwork or logos onto signs, it is the only way to guarantee that your custom colours are matched perfectly.
When screen printing signs (which we do for large run orders), we can use a spot colour, that will give an exact match to your colour.
When we are digitally printing your corflute signs, we use a CMYK process (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key – or black). We have a pantone colour conversion chart for CMYK, that allows us to match up your pantone colour to our finished product.
For short run corflute signs we can apply your artwork using die cut stickers/decals and have a range of vinyl to choose from that provide a variety of colour options – however, if you want a specific pantone colour then we will need to digitally print your artwork onto the signs (or digitally print a sticker to apply to your signs).
When selecting pantone colours, it is important to know that the finished product will probably not match the colour that you have Googled. Every computer screen is different, is calibrated differently, has different light in the room or reflections – which means that an on screen sample of a pantone color is NOT an accurate indicator of the colour. It can be used as a general guide (to make sure you are getting a teal, not a pink), but the best way to check it accurately is to check with a colour swatch in your hand. These are not cheap – you are looking at a couple of hundred dollars to purchase a colour swatch – but if the integrity of your sign design relies on it, then it is probably an expense that will be worth making in the long run.
The printing process can be a bit of a maze to navigate if you’re not sure which direction you should take. If in doubt, get in touch and we can help you choose which way to go.