What I need to know about colour
The subject of colour is the most complex but we will try to explain it as well as possible so that you have the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve what you need.
In digital printing on natural fabrics the colour yield is limited and the tones are always a bit dull, this is inherent to digital printing on natural fabrics. For synthetic fabrics, for example, the colour yield is much higher and we can obtain very intense, bright and saturated colours.
If you want a specific colour, it is best to use our colour chart, as there will always be differences between what you see on the screen and what you receive printed. Please find attached some information about the use of our colour chart.
One thing to bear in mind is that in digital printing there will always be variations in colour from what you see on the screen to what you get printed on the fabric. Each screen has a different colour calibration, so the same file will look a little different if you see it on one screen or another, this means that the screens can be used as a general guide but never as a safe value.
When we want specific tones, the best thing to do is to work with our FOGRA39 CMYK COLOUR CHART, it is the most reliable, the fastest and in the long run the most economical. I will explain it briefly and if you need it later I will expand this information. The printed colour chart looks something like this:
The colour chart occupies 1 metre of printed fabric and its price is that of the fabric on which it is printed.
This chart is specific to each fabric, as each fabric has its own exclusive colour performance, so that the same file will look different when printed on different fabrics. That is why it is ESSENTIAL to always work with the colour chart printed on the same fabric we are going to print our designs on.
USE OF THE COLOUR CHART CMYK FOGRA39
The colour chart printed on fabric is accompanied by the same chart in digital format so that you can use it when designing. This digital chart would be sent to you by email.
1.- We choose the shade we like on the colour chart printed on the fabric.
2.- We take this colour from the digital colour chart (open file on our computer).
3.- We paste the same tone on our design. In this way, regardless of what we see on each screen, we will always know with total certainty which shade will be in the printed fabric.
It is ESSENTIAL for the correct use of this colour chart that ALL files are in the CMYK colour profile FOGRA39 at all times.
When you are going to use the colour chart (file and printed physical chart), if you have any queries, please contact us and we will try to solve all the doubts you may have.
If you want this print to be more intense, I would definitely recommend synthetic fabrics, as the result in terms of colour will certainly be more satisfactory.