Choosing ink colors is important to your successful project. Even an awesome design will suffer from a poor ink color combination.
1. Contrast – If you are looking for a bold design with high-visibility, be sure to choose ink colors that have a good amount of contrast. High contrast ink color combinations include: White & Red, White & Black, Yellow & Black, Yellow & Forest, and many others. The key with creating high contrast is choosing a light color with a medium to dark color or black.
2. Tone – Achieving proper color tone is very important, especially with high details. To understand tone, think of the greyscale equivalent to your shirt and ink colors. Medium tones, such as kelly green, flag red, mid grey, and royal blue, don’t usually work well together because tonally they are on the same level. The same can be said for light color tones together and dark color tones together. To achieve a good tonal range use a combination of light, mid-tone, and dark colors in your design.
3. Cost – We have a wide array of stock ink colors. These inks are always available without any ink color mixing charges. Other colors that we don’t have available may require a specialty color mixing fee; however, we waive custom color mixing fees for orders of 72 qty and higher.
For custom pantone colors, we suggest referencing a professional pantone book. If you do not have access to a professional pantone book, you can check the online pantone reference chart, though it is not a perfect color match as all digital and web colors are prone to RGB color and screen variation.
Please use this resource for choosing ink colors when placing shirt orders. Below is a comprehensive list of all inks that we keep in stock and available. All of these ink colors are in stock and available for use without additional costs. *Colors shown are representative of our stock inks and may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings. If you need a specific pantone color, please let us know as there may be an additional charge to order or mix an exact color.
Additional Specialty Inks – Please inquire about pricing
We also have experience with screen printing several different specialty inks including glitter inks, metallic inks, shimmer inks, glow-in-the-dark ink, puff ink, and more. If your job requires one of these specialty inks, please inquire about the additional cost.