Pantone Matched Mugs

Promotional Pantone Matched Mugs are created using a colour standardization system to help identify the colours in print ready artwork. We apply the colour to a white earthenware mug which is then printed with your logo or message. The inside of the mug remains white. The technical printing process adds another layer of complexity to the mugs collection. Pantone matching is used in a variety of industries.

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Pantone Matched Colour Coat Mugs

Pantone LLC is a U.S. corporation best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), a colour system used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of fabric, coloured paint and plastics.

The CMYK process is a method of printing colour using four inks – cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The CMYK process is most commonly used to produce printed material. There is a special set of Pantone colours that can only be reproduced using CMYK. However, another process used by the Pantone system is with 14 base pigments (including black) mixed together in specific amounts. This allows for metallics and fluorescent colours to be produced. While most of the colours are beyond the CMYK range, in 2001 Pantone began providing a translation of the system in screen-based colours, which use the RGB colour model – red, green blue system.

Pantone matching is even used to describe the colours of a flag or seal. In January 2003, the Scottish Parliament debated on whether to refer to the Scottish flag as “Pantone 300”. Countries such as Canada and South Korea have also chosen to refer to specific pantone colours when producing flags. US states such as Texas have set legislated PMS colours of their flags.