Mixing inks is sometimes a tricky thing, but due to our extensive experience, we can guarantee to mix your ink colors to a few shades of what you give us in your final print ready artwork. Giving a Pantone color is also a very good reference to have. If you require an exact pantone color match, please let us know. NOTE: due to differences in colors of computer monitors and variances in dry to wet color choices, the final product might slightly vary from the original artwork. Also, there might be slight variances of color even when reordering items with the same exact ink color (as colors change slightly with every mixed batch).
When Using Waterbase or Discharge Inks…
Due to the nature of waterbase and discharge printing, it is not possible to match colors printed to the pantone colors used. Certain garment brands, colors, and fabrics perform better with these ink types than others – please reach out to your customer service representative for more information.
When Using Specific Garment Colors…
Avoid the following colors when printing with Discharge or Premium Standard inks: Kelly Green, Red, Royal Blue, Lapis, Cobalt, Purple, Forest, Teal, & Turquoise. If you are going to print on these shirt colors, please note that lighter ink colors such as white or yellow will be influenced by the shirt color remaining underneath.
I printed on the same ink type/garment type combo in the past – will the final product look exactly the same as last time?
If you printed waterbase/discharge on a certain garment brand in the past, the final product may differ from your current order order. This is due to the manufacturing process of the shirt itself. It’s possible to have a batch of 100% cotton garments, for example, that waterbase/discharge differently than any other given batch.