GENERAL INFORMATION

PMS Colors & Imprinting Charges

  • All Set-Up Charges, PMS Color Match Charges, and Repeat Charges are “per color”, and/or, “per location”. Each catalog page shows applicable setup charges. PMS Color Charge: $40.00(G) per color. Due to variations in print substrates/materials and printing processes it is difficult to exactly duplicate PMS colors on Innovation Line products. PMS color matching is not possible with digital printing however, we can achieved a close 4 color match digitally by using CMYK inks. Digitally printed inks (CMYK) are not hand mixed like PMS printing inks therefore 100% PMS color reproduction cannot be achieved. However , our production team will use your PMS number as a reference to digitally create , as close as possible, the desired colors and are proceeding with you order. Standard no charge PMS colors (coated) are:


  • Proofs: by fax or e-mail, $7.50(G), add 2 days to production time. No photo proofs available.

  • Please Note : Proofs provided are for logo placement and size approval only. The colors shown on e-proofs may not be accurately represented on your computer monitor (All metallic inks will NOT show up as metallic on screen) and PMS colors as printed in the Pantone Color Book are only a reference point. Therefore, e proofs are not an exact color representation. Variations in print substrates/materials make it impossible to exactly duplicate PMS colors on Innovation Line products. Color variation cannot be considered a defect due to ink, lighting, and material variations. Innovation Line is not responsible for any color variation. In screen printing pad printing, sublimation or transfer process exact color matches cannot be achieved. Regarding color matching, dye-sublimation printing uses a computer printer to generate a heat transfer to transfer the image onto fabric. Dye-sublimation printers use CMYO (Cyan Magenta Yellow Overcoating) colors, which differs from the more recognized CMYK colors in that the black is eliminated in favor of a clear overcoating. As a result, PMS inks cannot be matched exactly. They are only a reference point and an approximation. Laser engraving appears on actual item as tone on tone (as the laser engraving uses the laser to burn through the surface), on clear acrylic it appears white frost, on a proof laser engraving is most often shown in gray color. Imprint will shift slightly when printed or lasered. Each product is manufactured and printed individually, so 3/16" movement in logo alignment may result and cannot be considered a defect in printing.

  • Ink Color Charges: $25.00(G) per color change.

  • Assorted Color: Minimum assortment of colors is 100 pieces per color. For example if 250 assorted is requested, assortment will be 125 of two colors, if 500 of 4 colors is requested 125 per color will be assorted, if 1000 of 3 colors is requested, 333 of each color will be supplied. Assorting colors may result in an ink change charge of $25.00(G) if ink is not visible on assorted color requested and customer will not be notified in advance of this charge. Factory reserves right to assort according to stock on hand without prior notification. Sorry, assortment exceptions cannot be made.