What matters to us is consistently delivering quality, reliability and value through the products and services we provide to our clients. We stay ahead of the competition by investing in the very latest printing and digital cutting technology. Expect new levels of colour reproduction, print speed and high opacity white. To understand more about the colour systems we use we have put together this information.
RGB, CMYK and Pantone
What is the difference between RGB and CMYK?
RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is the colour language of computer monitors, domestic scanners and domestic printers. CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) is the colour language of commercial printing equipment and presses.
Imagesource only print full colour work in CMYK (we use the Pantone Matching System for some textile flags and 1PMS/2PMS envelope printing) and strongly recommend that artwork is supplied in CMYK to avoid colour matching issues.
If you provide files that are RGB colours, they will be converted to CMYK by the automated prepress processes. This conversion will change the colours that you are viewing on screen and the results are unpredictable.
The diagram below illustrates the significant differences in common RGB and CMYK colours:
What are Pantone Colours (PMS Colours)?
The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a group of standardised colours created by Pantone. Each Pantone colour has a specific code which different printers can refer to in order to ensure colour consistency.
Imagesource have a large sample of all the Pantone colours on our double sided and single sided flag material so you can choose the Pantone colour that you would like for your design. To arrange a time to come into our showroom and choose your colour(s) contact us via the form on the website.
Download a chart of PMS colours here: