Since we recently added information on our Spot-Color Transfers to our web site customers have been asking what is Spot Color and what does it mean for their designs. The following is a brief description of each process and how they differ from one another.
We screen print our Full-Color Transfers using a process called CMYK which is C-cyan, M-magenta, Y-yellow and K-black. These four colors can produce nearly any color imaginable including photos, gradients and blends. Note that since the inks are blended and printed at the same time, you might get a very slight variation in color from your original design. The colors are vibrant and in most cases the color variance is slight. If you absolutely need a specific color then you would use spot colors.
Instead of blending inks during the printing process, spot color printing prints solid fields of pre-mixed ink directly onto the paper. And since we cannot achieve the same level of color variety economically as Full-Color Transfers, spot color designs are usually one to three colors. Garment Guys offer spot colors up to five colors.
We use the standardized PMS colors which is the Pantone Matching System.PMS assigns a number to each color of over a thousand different colors, so you can choose the exact colors in your design.