Decom offers a wide range of printing including: Spot color Printing, 4 color Process (allowing for photo realism), Simulated Process (extended color range), and Specialty Printing (combining of multiple techneques).

Decom uses the highs grade of textile inks featuring inks by Wilflex. Understanding the wide range of colors available we make it easier to find the colors you need by conforming to the Pantone color system.

Spot Color Printing

A spot color is a specially mixed ink used in printing. Spot color inks come in a rainbow of colors, including some specialty inks such as metallic or fluorescent. Unlike CMYK/(4 Color Process), Spot Colors are pre-mixed and you use one ink for each color on the product.

There are different brands of Spot Color inks and the colors are often different in color and or name. In the United States, the dominant spot color printing system is PANTONE. The Pantone Matching System or PMS consists of over 1,000 colors of ink.

4 Color Process

To reproduce full-color photographic images, typical printing presses use 4 colors of ink. The four inks are placed in layers of dots (garnet shading) that combine to create the illusion of many more colors.

CMYK refers to the 4 ink colors used by the printing press. C is cyan (blue), M is magenta (red), Y is yellow, and K is black.

A mistake often made when submitting artwork for 4-color printing is not converting the images to the CMYK color space. This is needed so that the art can be separated into the four colors so that a separate printing screen can be made for each of the colors.

Simulated Process

Simulated Process extends the 4 Color Process color range by inserting a screen layer using the Spot Color method. Blending the two techniques of Spot Color Printing, and the 4 Color Process. This allows for brighter or darker enhanced images, as well as allowing for fluorescents inks and gold or silver flakes to be added.

Specialty Printing

In today's ever advancing world we at Decom have embraced new technologies. This has lead us into the new age in printing for the textile industry.

With Specialty Printing we can use advance techniques such as: Foils, Glowing Inks, Glitters, etc...


Spot Color Printing - PANTONE
4 Color Process