Standard Ink Colors

Flexography and Silk Screening

Due to the limitations of web color actual colors may vary slightly. These colors should only be used as a reference. See below for other notes and limitations.

The closest PMS match is listed for each standard color for reference. PMS matches for standard colors are approximate and may vary. We cannot guarantee a perfect match to the listed PMS color

Base Material:
The above inks are printed on a white base material. Printing colors on any other colored base material (including white matte paper when printing flexographically) will alter the color slightly and make matching impossible.

Flexography, Four Color Process and Digital Printing:
The above samples are screen printed and should only be used as a reference when printing flexographically or via four color process (4CP) which is used when digitally printing. Flexographic inks will not match exactly and fluorescent and metallic colors will appear lighter and less vibrant. Digital or 4CP printing has limitations. Some colors and PMS numbers fall outside the achievable range. Fluorescent and metallic colors are not available in 4CP.

Fluorescent Inks:
For contrast we recommend that fluorescent inks be used against black or one of our dark standard colors. Industry standards indicate that fluorescent inks (unlike other screen printed choices) will fade rapidly when exposed to direct sunlight (time varies by location and usage). Fluorescent inks are recommended for indoor or short-term outdoor usage only.

Regarding Colors and Your Computer Monitor:
Colors will appear differently from one computer monitor to another. Please see the actual screen printed color chips found in the back of our Full-Line Catalog to reference accurate colors.

Other Standard Colors: 
Other standard colors not shown include White, Black, and some transparent colors. Color Matching: Colors other than our standard choices will require a Color Match charge of $37.00 (E) per color. Please specify a Pantone Matching System (PMS) number for reference. Due to variations in ink formulations, subtle color changes can occur beyond our control. Therefore, perfect color matches cannot be guaranteed.

 

Standard Ink Color # & Name
Closest PMS Equivalent
 
Standard Ink Color # & Name
Closest PMS Equivalent
#10 Primrose Yellow
102
  #51 Brilliant Green
7740
#12 Medium Yellow
123
  #39 Emerald Green
3415
#13 Goldenrod
1235
  #55 Pacific Teal
321
#18 Pumpkin Orange
1585
  #52 Dark Green
7720
#20 Brilliant Orange
172
  #63 Charcoal
405
#27 Pink
1895
  #62 Medium Gray
423
#26 Rhodamine Red
214
 
#61 Gray
Cool Gray #2
#19 Fire Red
186
  #46 Brown
476
#17 Scarlet Red
7426
  #48 Beige
4685
#31 Purple
269
  #65 Metallic Gold
871
#41 Sky Blue
7457
  #35 Metallic Silver
877
#42 Light Blue
2915
  #94 Fluorescent Yellow
803
#21 Peacock Blue
300
  #96 Fluorescent Orange
804
#22 Ultra Blue
2756
  #90 Fluorescent Pink
806
#23 Navy
655
  #92 Fluorescent Red
805
#98 Fluorescent Green
802
 
Black
 Black