Printing Tip: Color Matching

February 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

Here is a recent printing tip on Color Matching that was published in Impression’s Screen Printing Tip of the Week section:

January 11, 2012

By John Levocz, Contributing Writer

Do you have customers who need to have their logos matched to a certain Pantone (PMS) color? If so, don’t despair. Most ink companies offer color matching systems and formulas (some even online) to easily mix and match custom colors.

You will need some empty buckets, spatulas and a weighing scale. Simply pick the PMS color from a provided formula list and follow the percentages needed (usually by weight) of each of the colors required to match the color. Then mix, and you’re done!

Bonus Tip: If you don’t need to match PMS colors very often, purchase only the colors you will need to match that particular color.

John Levocz, International Coatings’ Northeast regional sales director, has been in the screen printing industry for more than 30 years and has broad experience in graphics and textile printing. John is a contributor to International Coatings’ blogs and holds print seminars all over the country.

For more on International Coatings’ color matching systems, go to our web page at  For International Coatings online color formulation software, go to

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers.  For more information on our products, please visit our website at

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