Full Colour - Often images originate in RGB, either when digitally photographed, or scanned. This format captures a wide range of colour (gamut) but is only suitable for use on a monitor or some photo-quality inkjet applications. In order to correctly prepare for colour printing RGB (Red, Green and Blue) should be converted to CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). A contract proof from our large format proofing device is the best way to check colours and gain a close representation of how the finished print will look. This uses the same files for proofing that have been processed ready to go to plate.
For spot colours it is recommended to use the Pantone Matching System - this gives both you and our printers the most reliable method of achieving consistent results. Please be aware that Pantone swatches will fade with age, also printed colours are affected by paper finishes and shades, for instance a typical stationery paper would be uncoated, this will make colours look darker or heavier.