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Printing Guide - Special Colors

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The best known providers of special colors are HKS and Pantone.
Currently, we offer these for one and two coloured prints.

Special colors are indeed more colorful, but there may be discrepancies in the finishing
of the material (by coating and laminating, for example).


The HKS color system consists of 88 basic set colors.
The HKS colors are also distinctly differentiated by their respective substrates.

  • HKS-K (art printing paper - coated)
  • HKS-N (natural paper - uncoated)
  • HKS-E (continuous stationery)
  • HKS-Z (newsprint)


The color system is made up of over 1,000 color nuances and contains differences between
coated and uncoated paper.
Due to the mixture, there may be color deviations.

Using Special Colors:

When you choose to use special colors in a print with one or two colors, you can define
the colors directly in the special color, for example in a PDF.

As a second option, you can create process colors, e.g. CYAN or MAGENTA,
in the comment section of your order and they will be assigned to special colors.

cyan = HKS 13
magenta = HKS 43

If you want to create a special color for an existing 4C print, you have to create it in the corresponding special color.

With the request form you can inquire as to whether your layout is realizable.


Your printing company cyberhafen.com® prints posters, brochures, flyers, business cards, postcards, placards, and many other printed items for you also per express or overnight.

At your request, your printing company cyberhafen.com® also prints with special colors like HKS and Pantone. Exclusive offers for wedding invitations, school yearbooks, calendars, and pizza flyers are gladly made upon your inquiry.

The automatically calculated conversions base on the official courses of the European Central Bank (ECB). An overview of all available currencies can be found in the currency table. Please note that all prices based on the main currency (Euro) will be rounded down according to current exchange rates.

*1) We remind you that the mentioned total gross price contains the Value Added Tax (VAT) as well as all other price components by the delivery of printable data.