Color Accuracy

DomeTag uses state-of-the-art, six-color, digital printing to expand the color spectrum using vivid cyan, magenta, yellow, green, orange and black inks. This wide range of colors helps to maximize our ability to reproduce your print-ready file as accurately as possible.  However, no press is capable of reproducing all colors and an exact color match is not always possible, especially after doming.  For example, if you like the color of “chalk-board black”, the matte black color will look very different after it is domed with high-gloss urethane.

To demonstrate the color challenge, we invite you to view your file on your mobile device, computer monitor and print it on your color printer to see the variation on each.  Each media has slight variations.  Likewise, our press may be slightly different than the colors you see.  One is not right or wrong; they are different because they show the colors in different ways.

The best way for us to color match your file is to rely upon pre-printed color swatches from the Pantone Matching System.  This is the most standardized color system for printers around the world and it gives us the best opportunity to match the color you want with the color we see when printing.  Whenever possible, specify Coated Pantone colors in your graphics files.  If you do not have a Pantone swatch book, your local printer is likely to have one to help define the colors in your design.

Your Computer Monitor and Color:

The artwork, as it appears on your computer screen, is almost certainly not accurate since computer screens are backlit using a combination of Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) light as compared to printing where the light is on the front of the inks.

For these reasons, we cannot be responsible for color variations between the files you submit and the final printed and domed piece. If color is critical, it is your responsibility to order a physical proof and request color matching.

Color Glow:

The clear dome acts like a lens over the image, bending the light to both enhance and distort parts of the image. While most images look richer after doming, large areas of color can glow to surrounding areas making them appear a different color. If your job is color critical, you should order a physical proof.