Package Prepress

Bridging the Gap Between Design and Print

In between design and print is the very crucial and complex stage of pre-press. i4Color serves as a brand ambassador, partnering with in-house creative teams, agencies, and printers to ensure colors are true-to-brand and campaign intent is successfully transferred from ideation to production. Our technology simulates the print processes of lithography, flexography, and rotogravure, and aligns specifications with each printer to ensure your print ads, web imagery, cartons, labels, and flexible packaging all match in terms of color, quality, and fit, supporting your brand equity.

Our proven processes and finely calibrated systems give brands and agencies the ability—and agility—to immediately onboard printers without slowing production.

Clorox Creative Services Saved 52% Using i4Color

Working collaboratively with i4Color, Clorox was able to save 52% on their prepress and photography costs.

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Color Management

Color Consistency From Printer-to-Printer, Across All Media

Each printer has a unique fingerprint; a color profile unlike any other. i4Color’s profile building processes and cross-checks achieve color control and consistency across print providers so they can hit the contract proof, every time. We stay abreast of industry standards, including SWOP®, GRACoL®, Fogra, and PacSpace so that we are speaking the same language: print perfection.

File Preparation

i4Color Sets Printers Up for Success

i4Color preps files to printer specifications, ensuring quality and accelerating the print process. Before we supply a file for print, we apply the necessary traps, bleeds, safeties, and minimums to ensure a smooth press run. We also use hybrid files that lock in imagery and content while still providing printers with the flexibility to change press curves so they can hit the proof without lengthy and error-prone back-and-forth changes. This results in greater efficiency and quicker turn-time without risking quality.

Shrink Sleeve Distortion

Custom Tailored to Fit Every Curve

Nothing says custom like flexible packaging. The key is knowing just where to add the flex. Our equipment supports the latest innovations in printing and packaging for irregular shapes. We perform software simulations that predict the distortions of shrink sleeves and expose areas where artwork may need to be adjusted or altered.

Before giving the green light for production, we inspect the full-scale, 3D proof to ensure there are no issues on press and that your product looks as perfect on the shelf as it does on the page.

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Thank you for your interest in i4Color. Please provide us with as many details as possible on your project so we can present an accurate cost and time estimate. If you have questions, one of our representatives will contact you within 24 hours. We look forward to working with you.

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