Hello to all the graphic design professionals out there,
I was wondering if you could share your experience on color printing on plastic bottles. (like this material)
I am struggling because I chose a Pantone color (586C) design and went with two different print vendors. The result was that, the color came out differently on each bottle. One bottle came out way off and has an orange tone. I always export my production files with the appropriate Pantone settings.
1.I was wondering if there is anyway to ensure accuracy in color output from my side. I thought choosing Pantone is the safest way to get the correct color.
Is there anything I need to learn about the production side of printing such as the different types of materials being used or other factors that effect color printing? Is this screen printing? How is it different than normal paper printing? Or is the onus on the printers?
What would you do in this situation as a designer? We would like to submit multiples Pantone colors on sample bottles to insure we get the right color. But each sample costs quite a bit of money (250 dollars) and my company doesn't have enough budget for that.
What the designer is doing is looking at Pantone colors on the screen and present to boss. I am not sure if that is going to be good representation of true color.
Thank you in advance for any help.