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Verstraete IML presented its new colour profiles

Verstraete IML presented its new colour profiles


Printed colours that do not completely match the colour proof issued by the design bureau. This is a common problem in the packaging industry – even for IML packaging. This is because certain CMYK colours and spot colours (such as PANTONE) cannot be reproduced with 100% accuracy in the IML process. But you don't want the printing result to be different. Therefore, as IML expert, Verstraete IML (Verstraete in mould labels) searched for an appropriate solution.

New IML colour profiles
Verstraete IML is known for innovation: in products and processes. And its new range of IML colour profiles is a perfect example of this. Thanks to these colour profiles, a colour proof can be made as close to the final printing result as possible. That way you, as a customer, are assured in advance of the colour you will receive, allowing you to make adjustments if necessary. Could you use technical help or would you like some colour advice? Verstraete IML expert will show you and your customer the way forward.

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Artwork and reproduction agencies get the scoop
The new colour profiles were developed in collaboration with the German software company GMG Color. On April 27, Verstraete IML presented them together to 25 renowned European artwork and reproduction agencies. This Colour Management Event took place in the company’s head office in Maldegem, Belgium. GMG hosted 2 workshops based on the challenges facing the existing standards for CMYK and spot colours. Pieter Timmerman, Colour Management Specialist at Verstraete IML, made the link to the IML practice and the new colour profiles in just as many workshops.

Pieter Timmerman: "Thanks to these new colour profiles, we have taken a step in the right direction. That's because at Verstraete IML we want to present the best possible colour proof to our customers. Good communication is also crucial to the success of each project."

IML colours in practice
Verstraete IML has distanced itself from the ISO standard and will, always in consultation with the customer, apply their own IML profiles. There are 9 profiles in total. Each profile is a combination of a specific type of polypropylene and an ink application. For example, Verstraete IML has inks that can withstand sunlight, dishwashers and pasteurisation. No need to worry: as a customer, you still provide your artwork in the same way as you did before. But the new profiles allow the experts to deliver a better colour proof to you.

The advantages
These are the 3 advantages of new IML colour profiles:
- A colour proof that represents the final printing result as closely as possible
- Less colour references for approval: one proof for CMYK and spot colours
- More transparency through clear communication about the possibilities of IML colour space

About Verstraete IML
Verstraete in mould labels has over 25 years of experience in offset-printing labels on polypropylene for injection moulding, blow moulding and thermoforming. In-depth understanding of materials, research and quality control has made Verstraete a world leader among IML label suppliers, producing over 45 million in mould labels every single day for numerous segments within the packaging industry, including dairy, salads, health care, and more.
Our company is innovative in material choices, production efficiency and state-of -the art printing and finishing processes, resulting in a quality product delivered with top-notch customer service.


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