Color on the screen versus Vistaprint color

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
1847 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@swedeypie:  You are ordering them from Instaprint? You can get a sample sent to you to check the color.. Mine were very true to what the screen showed..

Post # 5
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had an issue with my first run of invitations being the wrong color, but they reprinted ASAP and they were correct the second time. You can always email their customer service and ask about the CMYK numbers. They print exactly what you upload, but sometimes their printers are off (ink/toner is low, etc.).

Post # 6
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just ordered STDs from them, I used one of their own designs – I made business cards that had a beachy background and wrote “Save the Date!” in pink up top and all. I didn’t use the exact colors of my wedding (I don’t think your invitations and wedding colors HAVE to match exactly, although it’s nice if they do), but I will say the colors came out pretty much exactly how they were on the screen.

But, I would order a sample as a PP suggested if it was my actual invite.

Post # 7
6985 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would contact them and just ask if they can match your CMYK value. What you see on your screen is not necessarily what will print, since it’s RGB and probably not calibrated.

Post # 8
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What you see on your screen (RGB) and what you see in print (CMYK) will look very different. So yes, you need to supply them the CYMK values.

Post # 9
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Order some samples. The colors on my Save the Dates were pretty identical to what I saw on the website. 

Post # 11
37 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

My future mother in law warned me about the possible color difference, glad I was prepared. I liked the color on the screen and the color printed (blues) but they were definitely different.

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