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Vinyl Colors?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by Clear Choice, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Clear Choice

    Clear Choice Member

    Dec 9, 2007
    My customer wants to make another banner....great!

    They love the violet vinyl that was used on their previous banner
    back in 2007 and want the same shade. I now have the capability
    to cut the vinyl and make the banner inhouse....
    BUT what vinyl do I order???

    Problem #1 - the shop I used to make that banner is now
    out of business. So, I know the vinyl color is "violet"....
    but don't know which viny manufacturer was used.
    My sample sheet from this shop says Neschen 5100 series
    Pro-Gloss. Are the named vinyl colors the same shade (or close)
    from one manufacturer to the next???
    Or should I try and find a supplier that stocks Neschen vinyls?

    Problem #2 - they want a PMS color number for the violet
    so they can order t-shirts that match! No big problem really
    as I have a PMS swatchbook....just need to get the vinyl here
    in order to match it to the swatches.

  2. stevesign

    stevesign Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Nope, vinyl suppliers have all different shades, some are close, some are not, you will need to match the violet to a Pantone Colour, and then order it from any supplier.

    Or order the same vinyl as before.
  3. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

    Oct 19, 2009
    Oracal has a violet. Tell them you need the old banner to match, simple. Be honest with them, it is the best policy, tell them you don't have a record of the exact color used.
  4. auto accents sc

    auto accents sc Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Sandy Run, SC
    I believe Neschen is out of business.Give Universal Products a call.I think they took over Neschen. I think I have a Neschen color chart. PM me and I will try to find the Violet color in question. Also Oracal is good about giving a PMS color to go with their swatches.
  5. Clear Choice

    Clear Choice Member

    Dec 9, 2007
    Thanks Jamey! From my swatch book and the Neschen color
    sample chart I have from the out of business shop, the violet looks
    like Pantone 2617C is a very close match.

    What I need is a readily available vinyl from Oracle, 3M, Avery, etc.
    that comes closest to that in color. If someone with a swatchbook
    could compare their "violet" or "purple" vinyl samples...
    and see what is closest, I can take it from there.

    Thanks again!
  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

    Sep 24, 2004
    FDC 'plum' is hella close...hexis no match, 3m no match, avery no match
  7. Clear Choice

    Clear Choice Member

    Dec 9, 2007
    Thanks, that's a big help!

    I just got an e-mail from my customer telling me that they lost the first banner
    so they can't bring it in for color matching.
    Sooooo, one of my worries over the two banners matching is eliminated!

    I'll just check out the FDC plum and give them the PMS color for their t-shirts.

    Good thing that they don't need this until Jan. 15th.

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