What Are "Standard Screen Printing Colors" for Signs?

Standard screen printing colors
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Our In-House Standard Colors pass the savings on to you!

Below is a chart of the in-house screen printing ink colors we keep in stock, ready and available for your screen printing needs. The below collection of long-lasting UV ink colors is varied enough to provide you with a lot of different design options and it can help to keep your overall signage costs down when you choose from the inks we carry in-house. 

Super Cheap Signs' In-house Screen Printing Ink Selection with PMS Color Values: 

  • Black - PMS Process Black
  • Red - PMS 186 C
  • Maroon - PMS 208 C
  • Brown - PMS 154 C
  • Burnt Orange - PMS 159 C
  • Orange - PMS 172 C
  • Grey - PMS Warm Grey 5 C
  • Yellow - PMS Yellow C
  • Light Green - PMS 375 C
  • Green - PMS 355 C
  • Forest Green - PMS 554 C
  • Teal - PMS 3265 C
  • White - PMS White
  • Light Blue - PMS 543 C
  • Blue - PMS 300 C
  • Navy Blue - PMS Reflex Blue C
  • Purple - PMS 2612 C
  • Pink - PMS 232 C


Screen printing with multiple colors

Any time you select a 1- to 3-color option for your sign design, your color selection options in our online sign design editor will automatically default to the above colors. This can give you a lot of design freedom, but it can also present you with several different considerations. 

The key to choosing the right colors when designing a screen-printed sign is to understand how the different colors will print on your chosen background. There are several factors that influence what colors can be used for screen printing projects:

  • The color of the sign material you will be using, for example, our corrugated plastic signs come in either white or yellow so pick your colors accordingly.
  • Consider the "ten-foot rule" in sign design, which is based on the understanding that most signs are viewed from a distance of ten feet or more, so contrast and clarity are most important.