Colour Matching


pantone-book-11We work hard to make sure that our equipment is colour calibrated to deliver the very best results, we calibrate our monitors and printers but also calibrate the materials we print on so that the final printed colours are as close as physically possible to the original design.

“Why do colours look different on my monitor or when I print it at work / home”

Unfortunately most people do not calibrate their monitors or printers and so never see the true colours of their design until professionally printed – if the final colour of your sign / banner etc. is important we would suggest that a machine proof is ordered before the prints are undertaken so that the final colours can be seen.

Colour Sampling

If you have a colour sample that you would like to use in your design we can scan the colour for you using a spectrophotometer which measures colour extremely accurately – these colours are then converted into a CMYK colour reference which we can then use in your design.  In the past we have taken colour samples from flowers, books, wallpaper and even a car!

Pantone Colours

It is not always possible to match pantone colours using CMYK printers. Our printers and media are carefully calibrated but if no colour proof is supplied or machine proof is requested we can only print what is supplied on disk.

[box color=”blue”] If colours are critical, please be sure to send a colour sample for matching purposes – alternatively a machine proof can be requested for an additional fee so that you can see the printed colours before ordering – If these steps are not taken or if you do not state that colour matching is required then Evolution Signs can accept no responsibility for colour differences. [/box]


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