HCS

High-end Color Separations & Services

About Us

Papanikolaou is a color separation and pre-press company specialised in providing premium quality color separations and film for screen printers and almost every printing application.

Our goal is to make screen printing easier and predictable even for non-experts. We deeply understand the importance of accurately produced separations and the impact they have on your business.

Having been in business for over 30 years and having produced over 200,000 sets of color separations, our expertise offers you the best set-ups, consistent color results in all printing process and amazing prints with the best end results.

We know color

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Services 

We provide a number of services to ensure that all your projects will be a success and you will have the maximum production reliability. Your customers will always be satisfied.
Color Separations with SIMULATED PROCESS color for light and dark substrate colors.
Color Separations with TRUE CMYK PROCESS + SPOT COLORS when needed for light and dark substrate colors.
Color Separations with SPOT COLORS when needed for light and dark substrate colors.
Adjustments or additions to your existing artwork such as retouching, color correction, layout and typesetting.
Conversion of incoming files from a standard profile, to the output profile of your digital printers.
Film output from our internal drum imagesetter. Maximum film size 35.4"x44".
Film output from our large format plotter. Maximum film width 35.4"
for very large format screen printing usage.

Color Separations

High-end color separation software helps us to manually separate your artwork screen by screen, with meticulous consideration to all areas of the design and method of printing.

Every screen printer is unique and so must be the color separation we produce for you!
We first evaluate each artwork individually in order to determine which separation technique will work best for the image at hand, respecting its color specifications and substrate it will be printed on.

A simple design for example will be separated with spot colors, whereas for a high-end photographic design, simulated process will be used.

TYPES OF SEPARATIONS:
■ Simulated process
■ Index / square dot
■ True CMYK process
■ Spot colors
■Vector art

Finally we provide a certified color proof that simulates what the final print should look like, with CMYK+PMS colors used in the separation process and recommended print order.

How to Order 

You will not be charged at all when you place an order. Once your order is completed, you will be emailed a proforma with all the payment details. After we receive your payment, you will be emailed a download link for your file(s) and the invoice. If you request films from us, shipping is at extra cost. Please note that we accept only bank wire transfer payments.
We ask you to please be as detailed as possible, so we do not have to contact you with questions. If we do have questions, you will be contacted via email. It is important that you provide us with an email address where you have constant access as we will use it to sent you updates.

Please make sure you add the following to your address book, so our emails do not get blocked/marked as spam: orders@hcscolor.com
In case of film output, we ship your order via TNT.

What kind of information we need to process your orders?. Here is a brief summary of what we would normally need to process an order:

Color Separations
■  Original file/s (raster or vector)
■ Type and color of substrate you will print on
■ What will you print on? What substrate color?
■ Simulated process color? True CMYK process + SPOT color?
■ Number of print heads available
■ Number of flash units available
■  Manual or automatic?
■ Imprint size

The above are only a few of the parameters we need to process an order. The more detailed you are, the smoother your job will flow.
We will always make suggestions if we think they are warranted.
Should you have doubts or additional concerns, please feel free to contact us via email to  info@hcscolor.com


HCS

High-end Color Separations & Services

No 10 Ul. Knyaz Boris I,
2800 Sandanski Bulgaria
Tel.: +306978990201
Email: info@hcscolor.com