Spot Color Printing
Solid Color Printing
This type of printing consists of printing with 1 or more pre-mixed colors (generally 1, 2 or 3 colors at once). Spot printing uses a color system of solid, premixed colors known as Pantone colors.
Pantone Color Matching SystemAll of the inks we use are based on the Pantone Color Matching System, also known as PMS colors. This system is simply a universal color matching system to help us get 100% accuracy when matching the colors in your design to the inks in your stickers.
AdvantagesWhen using spot printing, colors are more accurate because you have already determined the color by its specific Pantone number. Since the ink is not being mixed, that color will never change from one print run to the next. For example: Some colors, such as metallic and fluorescents, are only available as spot colors—the same color and effect can’t be achieved using 4-color process.
DisadvantagesSpot colors are nearly impossible to replicate on digital print devices and cannot reproduce color photos. Higher printing costs – each time you add a spot color to your CMYK job, it gets a five color job and adds cost. Add two? You’re at a six color job. Price goes up.
4-color vs. Spot Color
- Spot colors often look cleaner and brighter than four-color builds.
- If your design includes large areas of tints or percentages of a color that must match from one spread to the next, using spot colors will make that easier to accomplish.
Ching Teng's printing presses are capable of printing with both four-color process inks and additional spot color inks at the same time.
- Spot Varnishing
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- Keeping Color Consistency
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