How Colors WOrk
GerberColor™ Foils are the only foils calibrated* to materials.
GerberColor foils are developed to withstand harsh exterior and industrial environments, including abrasion and UV exposure.
GerberColor foils are consistent from one color to another and provide more vibrancy than other printing methods.
Spot colors provide solid color printing instead of dot patterns which limit your color possibilities.
What does *calibrated to materials" mean?
It means that Gerber has taken the time to test and then program the optimum print settings for each foil and material combination into the Gerber Omega software. These are called profiles.
The benefit you get from profiles is that the Gerber Omega software will automatically select the correct heat, speed, and pressure settings for the material you tell it you are printing on.
Third party foils cannot offer you this benefit and may not print well. Although you can still use non-calibrated material, media that is calibrated will carry the "Edge Ready" designation and give you piece of mind!
Correct heat, pressure, and speed are important because the color pigment is fused into the material and becomes part of the material. In most cases this means you will rip the material before you can scratch the color off.
PMS Color Matching: PMS is an acronym for a printing industry standard color matching system (Pantone® Matching System).
Gerber's Omega Software has built in Pantone simulations of solid Pantone colors.
Only Gerber brand foils can take advantage of the PMS color matching capabilities of Gerber Omega software.
GerberColor refills of foil have a chip on them that tells the printer (and then the operator) what color is in the printer and how much is left on the roll.
The printer even tells the operator if they have the wrong color foil loaded in the printer.