Preparing a competitive proposal on a print job can be extremely difficult without relevant and accurate specifications.
What are PMS colours?
Colours created without screens or dots, such as those found in the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, are referred to as spot or solid colours. From a palette of 14 basic colours, each of the spot colours in the PANTONE MATCHING System is mixed according to its own unique ink mixing formula. Each colour in the System has a unique name or number followed by either a C for Coated paper, U for Uncoated paper or M for Matte paper. Also created without screens, PANTONE metallic and pastel colours are considered part of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM.
What is four colour process?
The method of achieving colour in printing is referred to as CMYK, four–color process or just process. To reproduce a colour image, a file is separated into four different colours: Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y) and Black (K). During separation, screen tints comprised of small dots are applied at different angles to each of the four colours. The screened separations are then transferred to four different printing plates, one for each colour, and run on a printing press with one colour overprinting the next. The composite image fools the naked eye with the illusion of continuous tone.
What colour is my job?
When preparing a proposal it is necessary to know if your job will be printed in four colour process or PMS. If PMS colours are to be used, specific PMS numbers or a previously printed sample must be supplied in order to match the colour as closely as possible allowing for paper variants. Corporate colours are crucial to the branding of many companies, so getting the colour right the first time for your customer requires accurate specifications.
Christmas is just around the corner!
5 x 7 greeting cards on 300gsm Sovereign Silk.
A quick and easy way to create a personal greeting card
using your favourite photo, design or artwork of your choice.
We also have a large range templates online for Christmas.
all our 5″ x 7″ greeting cards come with envelopes
Say thank you with a postcard, using your favorite wedding photo.
Give the front a UV finish like a glossy photo to complete your postcard.
Paul bedggood makeup artist
place cards, wishing well, RSVP, and invitation.
Phoebe and Stuart wedding invitation set
We print all kinds of Wedding invitation designs,
this one is printed on 320 Natural Evolution,
We can print all your wedding stationery, place cards, wishing well, RSVP, and invitation.
Cup covers for a promotion - laser cut
Make that next function or event really special with personalised cup covers.
Awarua farm calendar cover with gloss laminate finish.
Printed Calendars are a fantastic way of promoting your business message, to customers all year round.
They are also great as gifts for family and friends.
Create your own custom printed calendars at Composite Colour.
Calendars are printed in ink on 250gsm gloss.
March Spread - spiral bound option.
letterhead printing A4
Nothing says more about a business than high quality,professional printed letterheads.
Standard letterheads are printed on 100gsm matt but you can spec your print job up to 115gsm recycled.
Composite Colour letterheads are printed using ink, not toner.
This is an important distinction because using ink to print ensures that our letterheads
are of a far superior print finish than common toner-based online digital print alternatives.
Bella photography promotional postcards on
310gsm Sovereign silk with a matt laminate finish.
Postcards are a popular business printing product that are used to increase sales.
Standard postcards are printed on 310gsm gloss matt but
you can spec up your print job to 360gsm gloss with laminate and varnish options.
Although we’re digital, we print postcards in ink, not toner,
so your postcards look great and impress your customers.