Label Printing Process

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Color Matching

Color matching is vital to our clients ... and to us

Marking Systems is a global leader in color management for nameplates, overlays, labels and membrane switches. Color matching is critical and we're the experts in matching colors and being consistent run to run. Using Datacolor software and instrumentation ensures MSI can match your color and keep it consistent. In order to ensure each run of your nameplates, overlays, labels and membrane switches are the same color, we always match each color back to the color standard. This eliminates "color creep."

The world's leading OEMs have used our innovative label-printing solutions to consistently achieve the perfect color for over 40 years. Our computerized color matching system ensures our customers' labels are high quality and the perfect color every time. MSI is a leader in colormatching and consistency.

MSI's 5-Step Color Matching Process

Step 1: The Color Standard

It all starts with the customer sending us a color standard to be matched. This can be virtually any type of material but is usually a plastic or metal bezel.

Step 2: The Formula

Marking Systems uses the latest high-tech tools from DataColor to determine the formula for the color match.

Step 3: Color Match Approval

Once the correct color match is achieved, we prepare a two-part card to share with the customer. If approved, they tear the card in two halves. One is signed and sent back to Marking Systems and the other is kept by the customer for future reference. We file the original color standard along with the color approval card in a light-blocking envelope and maintain it in our color standards file.

Step 4: Quality Check

After the customer approves the color and the order is run, MSI’s quality department will take the first print and use the spectrophotometer to ensure the color is within visual tolerance and +-1 Delta. A bucket is designated and marked with all pertinent information for identification and future production runs.

Step 5: The End Result

The customer receives a high-quality nameplate that appears to be molded into the surface of the product. Our quality department makes sure each future run of your product label looks exactly the same as the first.

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For expert, exacting color matching, call the pros at MSI. Let's get started on your prototype today!