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Fabrics and Color Management

We offer many great fabrics for our products!

3.6oz Poly Interlock

3.7oz Poly Swiss Pique

4.0 Flatback Mesh

5.25oz Poly/Spandex

At National Sublimation, we take color management seriously. Color is very subjective. For this reason we use state of the art instrumentation and software to verify print results. What if someone told you that a color should be warmer? What exactly does warmer mean? For this reason, we use numbers, (Delta E) to verify compliance to our approved prints and industry standard methodology to verify our printers calibrations. Pantone® colors are “mapped” to our printer profile. By mapping colors to our printer profile, we can set realistic expectations with our clients on the expected end result color. Figure 1 shows what the Pantone+ Solid Coated color library looks like compared to one of our printer gamuts. Fig. 1 Printer calibrations are completed using G7 methodology. G7 calibration relies on the idea that in the order to achieve color matches between different printers and different print formats gray balance must be achieved. Once gray balance has been achieved, we are not introducing a color cast to the printed product and its being reproduced to the best of our printers ability.

 

Fig. 3 Figures 2 & 3 demonstrate how we use software to verify our print condition to industry standards. Figure 2 shows the gray balance compliance to the ideal print density curves. Figure 3 shows the printer is passing the G7 specification for gray balance. Once final note: National Sublimation uses Pantone+ Solid Coated as the “default” color library. We recommend utilizing Pantone+ Solid Coated as much as possible, especially over a standard CMYK fill. It’s important to NOT convert Pantone+ Solid Coated colors at the application level. If you have a special request Pantone® or a previously printed sample that you would like us to color match, just let us know.