Understanding Color
Posted by Meghan H on 19 March 2013 10:56 AM
It is important to note that with on-demand printing, colors can vary drastically, even within the same print run. I am a knitter, and I know that if I want to do a whole project that I need to get enough yarn in the dye-lot, otherwise if I come back six months later, the colors could be "off" or just different in some way. One of the girls around here often use the example of wallpaper - same thing. With custom products, it's just never the same twice. 

One way to potentially improve on muted color is to make sure that all of your images are sRGB jpg's. Here is a paragraph from our page: Color Specs:

"Color Matching -
If you would like to have the best possible color match, you have two options:
If you have predominantly photo oriented work, our strongest recommendation is just go with RGB. The system is tuned to sRGB, so that is ideal, however Adobe 1998 also works fine. Using other RGB color spaces such as ProPhoto RGB are highly discouraged, and likely to yield muted or color shifted results.

Be advised that digital printing has it's limits, particularly in color and consistency. That is the price not paid for such a great per page cost."

You can read all about Understanding color and the difference between RGB, sRGB, and CMYK here: You can read all about Color Specs here: And you can read about the warning of limitations with digital printing at the last paragraph here:

Also, the paper grade that you select will definitely make a difference.

Hope this helps shed some light on the subject of color! 
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