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Ink Estimating Chart

INK COLOR  ENAMEL STOCK COSTED STOCK DULL STOCK MACHINE FINISH ANTIQUE FINISH

BLACK

425 380 375 400 275
PURPLE 360 350 320 350 235
PROCESS & TRANS BLUE 355 340 335 340 220
TRANS GREN 360 350 335 350 235
PROCESS & TRANS YELLOW 355 355 340 340 220
CHROME YELLOW 285 260 250 250 150
PERSIAN ORANGE 345 325 310 325 225
PROCESS & TRANS RED 350 345 340 340 225
SEMI-TRANS RED 350 340 325 340 175
TINT BASE 400 380 375 385 250
OPAQUE WHITE 200 175 165 175 135
BROWN 345 335 325 335 225
SILVER 335 300 285 295 220
CORONET GOLD 125 115 115 115 75
FLUORESCENT 135 120 120 120 85
OVERPRINT VARNISH 450 425 415 425  

The figures above, or factors, represent approximately the number of thousand square inches that one pound of ink will cover.  Thus, one pound of offset process blue will cover 355,000 square inches on enamel stock and so on.

 

Example:

Ink Color: Pantone 185 Red

Ink Coverage: 25%

Sheet: Enamel

Sheet Size: 24 x 38

Impressions: 20,000

 

With enamel stock and Pantone 185 Red, the factor for this job will be 350.

 

Sheet Size:24 x 38 = 912 square inches per sheet, one side

Square Inches x Impressions:912 x 20 = 18,240 total square inches for the job

Total Inches Divided By Factor:18,240 / 350 = 52 pounds of ink

Ink x Ink Coverage Percentage:52 x 25% = 13 pounds of ink for the job

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