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PANTONE Reflex Blue vinyl?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Andy D, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    Does anyone know if there is a vinyl that is a close match to Reflex Blue?
    It's for an interior, non-lit display, so most brands or series would work.
    I could print but it would be better if I could find a vinyl close to that color.

    Thanks,
     
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  2. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    Gerber 220
    Sapphire Blue 220-37

    Avery
    750/950 Royal Blue

    Orafol
    Cobalt Blue 750-065

    All close-ish but the Avery one looks closest to me
     
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  3. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    These companies kill me, Royal Blue?
    Royal Blue in normally almost purple... but I have seen that many times, one company's Navy blue, Sunflower yellow, Kelly green, etc.
    is way off from everyone else.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    As much as I loathe the pantone system, I can appreciate them removing named colors from the equation. Nothing is worse than an older customer wanting royal blue, and then having you tweak it up to sapphire.
    Or even worse, taupe. WTF is taupe?
     
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    651 King Blue
     
  6. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    It's strange that reflex blue seems to be used so much in the print industry and yet so few vinyl mfgrs don't have a 100% match...having said that Avery has a Pantone reflex blue c #679 comes in cast and calendered
     
  7. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    Opaque - Avery Reflex Blue is my top pick, hits the PMS book nearly spot-on.
    Transluscent - 3M/Gerber Royal Blue -87 has the best day/night color. imho.

    ...with pics for reference :) blains1.jpg blains2.jpg
     
  8. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    We've always used Sapphire/Royal Blue for Reflex Blue and Olympic Blue for Process Blue
     
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