Posted on 10/01/2013 · Posted in News

Preparing a proposal for a customised thermal ticket print job can be extremely difficult without relevant and accurate specifications. At House of Tickets we are here to help you.

Firstly, why BOCA Ticket Stock from House of Tickets?

It’s simple – BOCA manufacture the best tickets. Their unique position of manufacturing both the printers and the tickets allows House of Tickets to provide clients with the most reliable tickets in the market. Further, BOCA’s experienced engineers have designed the patented Lemur printing process that virtually eliminates dot gain while providing offset quality results.

What are PMS Colours?PMS Solid Uncoated

Colours created without screens or dots, such as those found in the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, are referred to as spot or soild colours. From a large palette of basic colours, each of the spot colours in the PANTONE MATCHING System is mixed according to its own unique ink mixing formula. Each colour in the System has a unique name or number followed by either a C for Coated Paper or U for Uncoated paper. House of Tickets requires all PMS colours as U for Uncoated. Metallic inks are not suitable for direct thermal paper as they are abrasive and can scratch the print head.

The method of achieving colour in printing is referred to as CMYK, four-colour process or just process. To reproduce a colour image, a file is separated into four different colours: Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y) and Black (K). During separation, screen tints comprised of small dots are applied at different angles to each of the four colours. The screened separations are then transferred to four different printing plates, one for each colour, and run on a printing press with one colour overprinting the next. The composite image fools the naked eye with the illusion of continuous tone.

What colour is my job?

When we prepare a proposal, it is necessary to know if your job will be printed in four colour process or PMS. If PMS colours are to be used, specific PMS Uncoated numbers must be supplied. Corporate colours are crucial to the branding of many companies, getting the colour right first time requires accurate specifications. Our proofing process will show you at the PDF Proof stage what colours are being used.

To discuss exactly what you need, request pricing or learn more about colours please click HERE.

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