Pantone Matching, Stock Ink Colours, and Special Effect inks.

Nearly 40 Stock Ink Colours available, at no extra cost.

Choose a custom Pantone mix for only $35 per colour.

Add Special Effects like Metallic, Glitter, or Clear Inks.

Consult the Colour Communication FAQ for more resources.

Stock Ink Colours

Use the chart below to choose a stock ink colour for your project.

Stock ink colours are not based on Pantone swatches. This Pantone and Hex information is based on the nearest optical match to the ink swatch.

Lemon Yellow

Pantone 115C – Hex #FFDD35

Pantone 115U – Hex #FFCE2B

True Yellow

Pantone  803C – Hex #FFE800

Pantone  803U – Hex #FFE811

Light Gold

Pantone 123C – Hex #FFE700

Pantone 123U – Hex #FFAC25

Gold

Pantone 1235C – Hex #FFB838

Pantone 1235U – Hex #FFAE39

Loonie Gold

Pantone 4505C – Hex #998542

Pantone 4505U – Hex #A59571

Old Gold

Pantone 619C – Hex #9F912A

Pantone 619U – Hex #978B55

Light Orange

Pantone 171C – Hex #FF674D

Pantone 171CU – Hex #FF7966

Bright Orange

Pantone 172C – Hex #FA4616

Pantone 172U – Hex #FF664B

Warm Red

Pantone 1797C – Hex #CB333B

Pantone 1797CU – Hex #D14E52

Candy Red

Pantone 199C – Hex #D50032

Pantone 199U – Hex #E54C60

Bright Scarlet

Pantone 193C – Hex #BF0D3E

Pantone 193CU – Hex #CA5162

Bright Red

Pantone 1797C – Hex #FA4616

Pantone 1797U – Hex #D14E52

Scarlet Red

Pantone 200C – Hex #BA0C2F

Pantone 200U – Hex #C34D5B

Super Red

Pantone 185C – Hex #E4002B

Pantone 185U – Hex #F84E5D

Crimson Red

Pantone 195C – Hex #782F40

Pantone 195U – Hex #895A5F

Rubine Red

Pantone 7635C – Hex #C63663

Pantone 7635U – Hex #D4607B

Bright Pink

Pantone 212C – Hex #F04E98

Pantone 212U – Hex #FC6C9B

Fuschia

Pantone 2046C – Hex #CF578A

Pantone 2046U – Hex #CC6E8F

Light Pink

Pantone 496C – Hex #F3C7CF

Pantone 496U – Hex #F3C6CE

Violet

Pantone 7680C – Hex #523178

Pantone 7680U – Hex #543476

Dark Purple

Pantone 2765C – Hex #201547

Pantone 2765U – Hex #574F73

Navy

Pantone 539C – Hex #00263A

Pantone 539C – Hex #484F60

Royal Blue

Pantone 288C – Hex #002D72

Pantone 288CU – Hex #3F5586

Bright Royal

Pantone 287C – Hex #003087

Pantone 287U – Hex #3D5993

Reflex Blue

Pantone 2131C – Hex #336699

Pantone 2131U – Hex #5D6EB8

Light Blue

Pantone 2191C – Hex #00A3E1

Pantone 2191U – Hex #48A5E2

Bright Blue

Pantone 2387C – Hex #0762C8

Pantone 2387U – Hex #4E6ABC

Mint

Pantone 351C – Hex #A2E4B8

Pantone 351U – Hex #93E4B5

Aqua

Pantone 2398C – Hex #00BAB3

Pantone 2398U – Hex #3CBEB7

Kelly Green

Pantone 350C – Hex #2C5234

Pantone 350U – Hex #556657

Forest Green

Pantone 7736C – Hex #395542

Pantone 7736U – Hex #5D6962

Fresh Green

Pantone 347C – Hex #009A44

Pantone 347U – Hex #229863

Champagne

Pantone 7506C – Hex #EFDBB2

Pantone 7506U – Hex #FCE0B8

Sienna Brown

Pantone 4705C – Hex #7C4D3A

Pantone 4705U – Hex #8D6F65

Dark Brown

Pantone 462C – Hex #5C462B

Pantone 462U – Hex #72614E

Silver Grey

Pantone Gray 5C – Hex #CCC

Pantone C Gray 5U – Hex #AEADAE

Steel Grey

Pantone C Gray 9C – Hex #999

Pantone C Gray 9U – Hex #8A8A8C

White

White – Hex #FFFFFF

Black

Black – Hex #000000

Neons

Neon colours are most vibrant on white garments.

Neon Blue

Pantone 801C – Hex #009ACE

Pantone 801U – Hex #009ACB

Neon Green

Pantone 802C – Hex #44D62C

Pantone 802U – Hex #39CE46

Neon Yellow

Pantone 803C – Hex #FFE900

Pantone 803U – Hex #FFE739

Neon Pink

Pantone 806C – Hex #FF3EB5

Pantone 806U – Hex #FF3EB5

Custom Pantone Colours

Use the Pantone Mixing System to choose a specific colour for your project.

Inks can be mixed to closely simulate swatches from the Pantone Matching System. We keep a copy of both the Solid Coated and Solid Uncoated guides in our studio.

 

Once printed, the main type of inks we use are similar swatches from the Solid Coated book. The inks are slightly glossy and reflect a bit of light, so it’s not possible to simulate Solid Uncoated swatches with our current ink process.

 

Both the Solid Coated and Solid Uncoated books contain inks printed onto paper. Screen printed inks applied to textiles behave a little bit differently due to difference in the ink and the texture of the garment, so it’s important to note that it’s not possible to perfectly match a Pantone Swatch, only to closely simulate it with the different ink type. There are optical differences due to the variables between ink and garment.

 

Ask your Account Executive for more details when exact colour accuracy is a concern!

Special Effects

Add a shimmer effect to your design with Glitter Inks

Glitter Inks are great for adding a shimmer effect to your design. Designs with strong bold details and strong lines are recommended. Due to limitations with the ink some smaller details and thinner lines cannot be achieved.

 

Glitter Inks are not as long lasting as traditional inks. The glitter shines because it is raised off the print and can reflect light, but this means that the raised glitter is prone to shedding from heavy wear and friction in the wash.

 

Glitter and Metallic Inks are +$0.75ea per print. Ask your Account Executive for more details.

Add a raised 3D effect to your design with Puff Inks

Puff Inks are perfect for adding a 3d effect to your design. Designs with strong bold details and strong lines are recommended. Due to limitations with the ink some smaller details and thinner lines cannot be achieved.

 

Puff Inks are not as long lasting as traditional inks. The raised print can be more prone to eventual cracking than a thin layer of ink.

 

Puff Inks are +$0.75ea per print. Ask your Account Executive for more details.

Add a tone-on-tone effect with Clear Base Inks

For a subtle toned look, consider a Clear Ink. Using our Clear Ink effect gives a slightly lighter or darker look, depending on the garment.

 

Clear Ink has no extra or special pricing. Just ask your Account Executive for more details.

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

about Colour Communication

Colour Communication

When a colour is critical, the best way to communicate it is with the Pantone Colour Books. The books allow you to be confident that the swatch you’re looking at in your book is the same as the swatch in your printers’ book.

Pantone colours can be simulated on a computer or mobile device, but for true communication accuracy the best bet it to choose from a physical Pantone Book.

Here are some suggestions if you don’t own a Pantone Book:

  • Contact a local design studio and ask if you can visit to choose a colour.
  • Visit your nearest print shop (including ours) and ask if you can have a look through their book to choose a colour.
  • Ask any designer or artist in your social network if they may have access to a Book.

Our eyes can see a wide variety of colours, but not all of those colours can be printed. There are many compromises happening with colour when our eyes are viewing colours represented on an RGB display like our phones, or a CMYK printout on a billboard, or a swatch in a Pantone Colour Guide, or a spot-colour Screen Printed on a t-shirt.

Use our Colour Gamut Comparison to get an idea of the range of colours that can be seen by our eyes, versus displayed on a screen, mixed with the Pantone System, or with CMYK inks.