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Faithful inkjet ink color matching

Kao Collins understands the importance of faithfully rendering brand colors printed on inkjet systems. Beyond a company’s product, color is a foundation of brand communication with a company’s customers. Our clients depend on “their color” to anchor their brand messaging wherever it appears.

Kao Collins takes spot color inkjet ink seriously and works hard to render color accurately on a variety of a customer’s substrates – whether it is white or brown boxes, metal, glass, coated and uncoated paper or a multitude of other surfaces. It is equally important to maintain the integrity of the ink when color matching.

Some ink formulations are better suited for rendering and matching a Pantone color, but those formulations may require trade-offs. Pigment or metalic colorants may be abrasive to printheads.

A complex process involving many variables

Kao Collins tests formulations on substrates to closely match Pantone colors. In addition, Kao Collins works with clients to modify CMYK process formulations to achieve specific colors or extend the color gamut, in some cases adding a fifth color to match the intended color.

Testing an ink formulation on the intended substrate is critical for developing a color match as close as possible to the designated Pantone spot color or CMYK process. The base color of the substrate influences the color rendition. Also, the formulation must account for whether the ink is absorbed into the substrate or adheres to the surface.

Measuring for consistent results

The engineers and chemists at Kao Collins rely on proven tools, processes and formulation options to offer inkjet solutions that closely and consistently match the desired color and customer expectations.

Please contact Kao Collins to let us begin evaluating the right ink and color formulation to achieve your desired inkjet printing results based on samples of your substrates.

 

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