Anyone know if Nazdar has a formula guide for thier ADE series ink. Need panetone matches.
Jim, Nazdar does not have a pantone matching system for the ADE series ink line. Nazdar does offer color matching services at their Shawnee, KS location as well as several of their branch locations. Please feel welcome to contact me if you would like to further discuss your color matching requirements.
I used to work in the Screen Printing industry, since 87', but I have left to work for the largest Ink company in the world, as a Lab Technician, (ie. Color matcher). I make Sheet-fed off set ink(Oxidizing, U.V.,Heat set/cold set, Etc.) and Flexo ink(solvent/Water base). If your ink system is not licensed by Pantone, the ink company is NOT allowed to publish PMS formulas, There have been multi-million dollar lawsuits filed by Pantone to assure this. I kid you not. That, or your ink supplier probally doesn't make enough profit on that particular line to justify paying some one to generate the formulas. Either way, don't worry about it, you are fully capable of matching any PMS color. The first thing you need to know is how to 100% a formula. The second thing you need to learn is, DO NOT weigh up production batches without a formula that is accurate. The best way to match a color is to weight up a 20-50 gram starter formula on a piece of glass, dial in the formula, 100% it, then check weight That formula. Have your Art Dept. or Sales Dept. sign off on it, literally, keep records!!! The key to ANY printing process is statistical control, that is, find your operating window, and maintain it. If you are a Production Manager, your job should not to be a gopher for your pressmen, we pay people minimum wage to clean squeegees, but rather to enable our production lines to run unencumbered by Managment, Art Dept., Sales or customer ignorance, when a job reaches the press, All issues, Color, Spelling, Art, Placement, Screen mesh counts and Print order should should have been dialed in already. If you have a hard time matching PMS, E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I can show you short cuts. Thomas Dunn
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