03-09-2011, 10:17 PM
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Starline, when you are deciding on a new logo, keep in mind that it will be used in many different places and cost will come into place as well as suitability. What you paint on the sign at the side of the road should be really colourful, but too many colours cost more when it comes to paper print time and can be too busy for a website. Also, watch for interference with vehicle and trailer colours. My rule of thumb was no more than 3 colours plus white as an interior fill (white is not a colour in print design although it is in paint). Usually we could do the job with 2 colours plus white and end up with a design we could also "colour-up" for a road-side application. Also, remember that different saturation levels of one colour still counts as only one colour. Black at 30% is light grey -- you can do alot with saturations.
Also, there are "standard" print colours, but more and more that doesn't apply. Be sure to get the colour numbers from your printer for future reference. Eg. "standard" red is PMS #185 (if I remember my number correctly that is).