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Pantone Colour Guide

PRINTING PROCESS

At Blackhawk we use dye sublimation printing to embed the colors into 600 denier fabric, ensuring a long lasting finish. Dye sublimation is the process of turning a dye ink into a gas that bonds with polyester fabric or other polymers. Unlike screen printing, where the ink sits on top of the fabric, dye sublimation bleeds the ink into the fabric itself, resulting in a vibrant graphic that never washes off the fabric. 


Accurate color management is imperative to maintaining brand integrity and this is therefore a key element of our print production process. To ensure that we provide our clients with an accurate and consistent color representation, our printer color profiles are accurately calibrated to international printing standards. This ensures that we are able to print the correct intended color for our clients, regardless of the printer being used. In addition, our color management process ensures that the printed color is consistent from one print-run to the next.