What Are Pantone Colours?
Updated: Feb 4
Pantone colours are codes that stand for a specific shade. You can communicate about colours by defining the pantone code. Basically, pantone is the standard language for colours.
The formula developed by pantone is a spot colour. This means that the colour is created from a palette of 18 basic colours, not with screens or dots.
Pantone colours for silkscreen printing
Pantone colours are used with silkscreen printing. Then you know exactly how the colour will look like. This is not the case with digital printing, where the colour of your design is being matched with the ink.
The code of pantone colours can be followed by a C(coated) or an U(uncoated). Generally, it’s better to choose coated colors for silkscreen printing as there is always a little shine in the ink.
We use different tools to print exactly the defined pantone colour on textile. One of the tools we use is the Pantone PMS Formula Guidebook for silkscreen printing with their corresponding ink formulations. This tool is a must to have a good communication about colours.
On the website pantone.com, there are plenty of tools and products that can help you with color decisions.
Green, but which green? That green! There can’t be a discussion with pantone colours. Most important of all, it’s still the expertise printer that can assure you the colours that you expect. So choose a reliable t-shirt and gift printing like Provision Print if you want top-quality printed t-shirt and gift!