If you’ve never had your logo / design printed via DTF before, it basically works in the same way as an office printer. Which means, just like a normal printer, DTF printing is unable to achieve NEON like colours as well as METALLIC colours.
There aren’t many things our incredible DTF process can’t achieve! However, when choosing the colours for your artwork, it’s important to note that they may look different on a real product than what you see on your computer monitor. Even if you have calibrated your monitor to a specific colour profile, there are various factors that influence the final appearance of colours on a printed product.
Because of this, we can’t guarantee colour accuracy 100%. Consider the following factors:
When printing on garments, it’s important to consider fabric material and garment colour. The same colour value will look a little different on when printed on 100% cotton vs. a fabric blend. Similarly, the same colour value will look different when printed on a light vs. dark coloured garment.
The two most popular colour spaces are RGB and CMYK. RGB has a wider gamut (the range of colours that can be expressed) and print files made in RGB can be saved as png files. CMYK, on the other hand, is the colour space used when printing. Our printers automatically convert your submitted print files from RGB to CMYK, and this conversion changes the colour gamut. That’s why we suggest you design your file within the CMYK colour space, but convert the file to RGB before saving. For best possible accuracy, convert the file to sRGB colour profile, sRGB IEC61966-2.1 to be exact. This way your colours will stay within the gamut. Most editing programs have this colour profile as default.
You can download Fitprint’s colour swatches here as well (see below).
We suggest ordering a sample of your logo printed to see exactly how the colours are printed via DTF.
We also have a great Graphic team that can create you a target colour chart these are charged at £10.00 + VAT per colour.