As it is already clear from the name of the event (Reklama Polygraf Obaly) and as verified by the long-term tradition – colourfulness and printing quality demonstrated by using the state-of-the art technologies are directly reflected in all the halls of the trade fair, whether on posters, packages, displays or advertising objects. Printing is carried out by using both CMYK process and spot colours. And just, as far as spot colours are concerned, an important role is played by sample collections. Of course, the offer of the exhibitors usually includes both material and printing sample collections so that everyone can find their favourites there.
There are many colour sample collections where every colour is described with a number as a mathematical model. Just in a random way – Ral, Ninja, Color, Poster and of course the best known one for printing experts: Pantone (X Rite), which is available even in several basic as well as enhanced implementations (spot colours for various substrates, spot and combined colours, composed colours etc.).
Pantone is the ground
The basic sample collection which is known to everybody dealing with printing activities consists of 1114 colours on both coated and non-coated substrate. These colours are mixed with the help of 15 basic colours (14 colours + transparent white). Besides material sample collections, it is possible to use also advanced digital applications (e.g. Pantone Live) for the right colour management.
Smart application from Spandex
It is a well-known fact that sample collections do not represent just the pre-press systems intended for colour management, but also material systems and many other ones. The highly requested modern sample collection tools include also works with smart applications. One of them is offered also by the Spandex company to its clients. The Spandex ColorBox application is intended especially for the signmaking area, and Spandex provides it to its customers free of charge for downloading. Thanks to this approach it is possible for clients to have thousands of colours in the mobile application, from sample collections of favourite brands in the signmaking area – ORAFOL, 3M, Avery Dennison and ImagePerfect.