Spot Color for Card Games

Spot color for card games

The best way to maintain color in offset printing is to use spot color. This is a great option for maintaining brand integrity in a logo, or to guarantee specific colors across different production runs.

First, the ink color is mixed to your exact specification. Then, the offset press applies the color to the finished document using a separate printing plate. The easiest way to specify a spot color is by using the Pantone Matching System, which identifies colors through a number. Additionally, we can use spot color printing to apply specialty colors like metallic inks and neon inks.

Why use spot color?

Spot color is the only way to make sure that your colors are consistent across production runs. So, if you’re producing 500 card games now, but you’re thinking about producing an additional 500 card games in the future, you might be interested in spot color. This would be an especially good option if you have a specific color in mind that you want people to associate with your game.

Spot color printing is an expensive and complicated process. It requires a specific file set-up that is different from the file set-up for our standard offset printing. If you’re committed to the spot color option, but are concerned about the cost, we have options. Consider reviewing our card game cost reduction guide to learn about substitutions you can make so your card game stays in your budget.

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