Pantone Color Management

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR is Radiant Orchid 18-3224 says “Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple – one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.  A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”

Read more and see Past Pantone Colors of the Year HERE!  COLOR FORMULAS, GUIDES & PRODUCTS for Radiant Orchid 18-3224


ICL Imaging Color Management

The Pantone Color Matching System is our standard color reference. To ensure that we produce your image correctly, reference the Pantone Color Matching System #’s when specifying colors as in PMS 185 red.

We also recommend using the North American Prepress 2 color setting that consists of an Adobe RGB (1998) icc color profile for all RGB images and the U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 icc color profile for all CMYK elements.  Images should be converted to these icc color profiles and saved with embedded profiles.  Make sure that the color type is set to Spot Color and not Process Color for best color management.

NOTE:  Different output printing devices and materials, such as vinyl, paper and fabric can, in some cases produce the same image differently.  Our experienced staff will work with you to pick the right combination of print media and machine to meet your large format printing expectations.

Finally, we always welcome clients who would like to visit ICL Imaging and review color management directly with our color technicians.  Please contact us for an appointment before hand.



ICL Imaging, a nationally recognized leader in the field of large format printing, has been achieving outstanding creative results in printing large format graphics for more than 50 years.

Working with the latest printing and finishing technologies that are constantly evolving to meet contemporary design requirements, ICL’s highly experienced staff delivers outstanding results on time and on budget.

ICL Imaging has the widest selection of print media and mounting materials in New England and combined with our large format printing experience – you can count on

ICL’s print solutions for your graphic challenges.


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