Plasti-Tone™ Inks

Plasti-Tone Blacks
Plasti-Tone Black inks are made from premium ingredients and exhibit highly consistent and predictable batch-to-batch performance and quality. No additives are required for excellent results on and off press. They are available in three production versions, which are variations on formulations that allow for individual preferences, all at the same price. Additionally, we offer a special high-strength Concentrated Black, which may be used to mix with left-over color inks to easily recycle these inks on-site. We do not offer “low cost” or “economy” black inks. However, we do offer options on packaging for production blacks that allow for better prices on the same high quality products.

Plasti-Tone Base Colors
Our Plasti-Tone Base Colors are our "stock" colors. These form the database for our Plasti-Tone Base Color Matching System and may be used alone or in any combination. Base Colors are monochromatic inks, which are made with only one pigment, so that when used for mixing, only the desired color is involved. Our Plasti-Tone inks enable us to match virtually any shade, whether it’s provided on any ink matching system chip, previously printed materials, or even a swatch of fabric.

Plasti-Tone Fluorescent Colors
Engraving inks offer our corporate and graphic design customers unique tactile effects as well as a color selection unmatched by any other printing process. Our Plasti-Tone line also includes eight bold, clean, intense Fluorescent stock colors that can be used individually or mixed in any combination to achieve a wide range of specified colors. They may also be mixed with many of our regular colors, giving them added brightness. Like all Plasti-Tone inks, our Fluorescent colors feature the best possible performance, shelf life and value in the engraving industry.

Plasti-Tone Metallic Colors
Our metallic shades are the perfect tool to illustrate engraving's unique visual and tactile effects. Plasti-Tone Metallic Colors also feature eight stock colors that can be used separately or mixed in any combination to match a wide range of specified colors.

Send an email to or call us at 815.459.1170 to request our Base Color, Gold-Tone, Fluorescent or Metallic Color charts.