Better Printing In Every Way.

Colours in print

By Betterprinting 29 August 2014 Leave a comment


Blogs-Colours-in-printColours-In-Print-PantoneWhen you have a print project that requires use of colour as an integral part of its intended appeal, you need printing expertise that truly understands the nature of colour in printing and what it can achieve or – when unsuccessfully applied – what it can fail to deliver.

For the vast majority of people, hearing the terms pantone colours, or spot colours, the phrases CMYK colour or RGB colour go straight over their head. And it’s not surprising that they would, after all it’s your printing company that should hold the key knowledge here.

Luckily for our customers we here at Betterprinting do understand colour printing techniques and have the skills and knowledge not just to deliver successful colour print project but also to be able to share some advice with you in our blog.

At Betterprinting we don’t wish to spout jargon at our customers but neither do we want to assume that they are not interested in the technical aspects of colour printing; so we think it’s important to explain a little about colour printing to you.

The simplest and one of the most common colour CMYK - RGB Printingtechniques use the RGB model. RGB colour printing is an additive colour model in that the primary colours of Red, Green and Blue hues are added gently and knowledgeably together to reproduce a broad spectrum of desired colours,

You may have also heard of CMYK colour but not sure of what it actually is. It is really a subtractive approach to colour printing. The letters stand for cyan, magenta, yellow and ‘key’ for black. This is because black is produced when the other colours are distinctly aligned with the key plate of the black. The CMYK model essentially works by partially or sometimes completely laying the colours on a light or white background.

The ink reduces the light that would otherwise be reflected – so it subtracts the brightness from the white.

So these lab colours make up the four main colours in offset-printing, but when printing technicians add non-standard print effects to a standard ink, such as fluorescent or metallic, this is commonly known as using spot colours. Sometimes spot UV and spot lamination coatings are also referred to as spot colours as they have a similar effect and approach.
Pantone-Charts-Print-UKLastly Pantone colours are a simple and effective way of standardising and being consistent in our approach to colour for company branding or long term multiple projects that require the same look and feel. Pantone produce swatches with hundreds of colour references on, so you can pick one and ask your printing service to use that colour. They should have a set of colour mixing instructions that coincide with that reference number so they know exactly how to mix them.

Here at Betterprinting, we are knowledgeable in mixing, adding and developing colour as well as producing colour effects so our customers can be sure that their printing project is in the safest of hands.

We have other Blogs about colour why not try our “Does Colour effect our emotions?”

Share and Enjoy

Better Tags

10mm Capacity 2016 calendars 250 Products 250gsm 350gsm silk 5mm Capacity A0 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A5 Flyer Agfa Anapurna M2050 artwork Banner Banner Design Banner printing banners Before you print Bespoke Strut Cards Better Printing billboards Binding Biodegradable PVC Banners Bleed Bleed and crops Bond paper Booklet Booklet Printing Booklets booklets and brochures Bookmark Calendars Books brochure Brochure binding Brochure Covers brochure folding brochure layout Brochure Printing Brochures Bulk buying bulk print buying business Business card printing business Cards business Christmas cards business folders Business stationery Calendar Tent cards Capacity Folder templates carbonless paper Carlendars Catalogue's Christmas cards cmyk CMYK Black CMYK Colour Collating colour calibrated Colours Colours in print company literature Conference printing corporate Christmas cards Crop Marks Custom Custom Die Cut Tent Cards Custom Die-Cut Custom printing Custom stickers cutouts cutting machine Data Printing Decals Design Design for print design layout Design Resources designing business cards designs dibond cutting Die Cut die cut business cards Die Cutting Die Cutting Business cards Die-Cutting diecut brochures Diecut Wobblers digital cutting digital cutting machine Digital folders Digital printing Direct Mailing DL Leaflets eco friendly Eco printing Embossing Event Banners Faster print speed Flyers foamex Foamex boards Foiling Folded Leaflet Printing Folded Leaflets Folder Folder Capacity Folders Folding Folding leaflets folds Fonts Free Fonts Free Images fsc Full black Full Colours gate fold gatefold Gatefold Brochures Gloss Laminate green greyscale gsm Gutter half fold half-fold Hard copy hard copy proof hard copys Hexagonal Tent Cards high resolution history of lithographic printing history of print Images Indoor signs Indoor x banners interchangable Roller banners Interlocking A Shape Tent Cards Interlocking folder Interlocking Tent Cards invitations Lab Colours Labels Laminate Laminated covers Lamination Lamp post Banner kits lamppost banners landscape folders Large Format large format cutting Large Format Printing Leaflet dispensers Leaflets letterheads litho litho long run folders Litho Press Litho Printing lithographic Lithographic Printing localised marketing Loop Stitch Magazines marketing Matt Laminate Menus Mesh mid range roller banners Mini Business Cards Mini XBanners Name badges NCR Non Capacity Outdoor Banners outdoor posters Outdoor Print Outdoor Printing outdoor products Outdoor Xbanner Packaging Pantone Colours Paper weights Perfect Binding Perfect Bound perspex cutting Pop-up stands portrait folders POS Post cards postcard printing Postcards Posters premium Roller banners Presentation folders Print Print Finishing Print ready Print Techniques Print that stands out Printed Bollard Covers printed brochures printed calendar printed folders Printed Leaflets printed proofs Printed vinyl floor graphics Printed Wobblers printer's pairs Printing Printing Banners Proof Proofing proofing layout pull up banners PVC PVC Banner PVC Banners Pyramid Tent Cards reader's pairs Recycled Recycled Brochures Recycled Business Cards Restaurant Menus RGB RGB Colour Rich blacks roll up banners Roller banners rollers Rudder Saddle Stitch save money Scratch Lamination senefelder Shapes in print Shelf Print Show Cards Showcards Signage silk paper soft copy proof Spot colour Spot Colours Spot UV standees Sticker printing Stickers Strut Strut Cards Strutcards Takeaway Leaflets Takeaway Menu Tent Cards tips tri fold tri-folds Twist & Lock Leaflet Dispenser UV varnish UV-curable inkjet machine Variable Data Variable Data Printing VAT in print Vinyl floor graphics Wet proof white ink capability Wide Format Wire binding Wiro binding Wobblers X-Banners z fold z-fold

Recent Posts

Better Recent Comments

  • Folded Leaflets
    31 August 2016
    Thanks for the post, its really good, personally i like Concertina Fold in leaflets. Regards:...
  • Stickers
    25 September 2015
    Thank you for sharing beneficial information....
  • 250 Products and Counting!
    14 April 2015
    So brill that you're adding more lines, it really helps out when you're trying to choose where to...

Better Archives

Order 24 hours a day

24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Online Printing with Free Delivery

With a massive range of over 250+ products all available to order online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and FREE delivery throughout mainland UK, you can't go wrong with Better Printing! From Brochures to PVC Banners, from Presentation Folders to Exhibition
Displays we've got something for everyone, so what are you waiting for? Order your professionally printed products today!