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What is a PMS Color?

Frequently Asked Questions Artwork & Printing

The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a system that assigns numerical codes to colors. You can say you want your logo printed in royal blue ink, but if you know the royal blue you want is PMS color 286 and not PMS color 293, then you'll get your logo printed with the exact same shade of blue every time. This helps guarantee an exact color match for your design on every promotional product you order!

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PMS Color Matcher

Explore the features located in our Small Business Suite, including our exclusive PMS Color Matcher. Simply upload your artwork directly to the page and get a list of matching PMS colors. Or if you don't have artwork you can select from a list of popular shades and you'll be provided with a guaranteed match for any item, material, or decoration method.

What makes PMS colors so helpful?

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Color Consistency Guaranteed!

Not every promotional item is produced at the same factory. If you're ordering different kinds of promotional products, using a PMS color will ensure your logo is printed with the same color no matter where your item is produced.


Monitors May Vary

Some computer monitors will display colors differently than others. Settings like brightness and warmth vary from monitor to monitor, and everyone uses a different model and type of computer. Using a PMS color ensures your color looks correct on your items, even if it's not correct on a monitor.

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Finding the Right PMS Match

You are not obligated to choose a PMS color when you place an order! If you don't select a match, your customer service representative will choose the closest match to the color you want for your logo. However, finding the exact PMS match is the most guaranteed method to making sure your logo looks exactly the way you expect!

Important Notice for Our Customers

Quality Logo Products cannot be held responsible if there is any misrepresentation of colors due to the difference in monitors or if the customer is unhappy with the color printed, but did not indicate a valid PMS color prior to authorizing the final order.

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