Post # 1
Hey Bees! I know this question has been asked, but I still haven’t found an answer that I can understand…. My invitations are very color based, with the main color being a very specific chartreuse – I don’t want to end up with yellow! Now when I ordered my STD from overnightsprint, the chartreuse didn’t show up at all…it was more like a leafy green. Luckily, it wasn’t used that often, so I was fine with it. HOWEVER, for my invitations, how can I test that the color on my screen will at least be similar to the color printed? If I print them, will that color be similar? I also know the CMYK percentage for the color I want….what do I do with those?
THANK YOU! And sorry for the ignorance
Post # 4
@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
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
I just ordered Save-The-Date Cards 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
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
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
Order some samples. The colors on my Save the Dates were pretty identical to what I saw on the website.
Post # 10
Thank you all!! I guess I’m going to have to order samples — eeek, I’m already so behind!
Post # 11
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.