Colors and Materials

Materials

To ensure that our colors come across perfectly at every touchpoint, we have developed detailed specifications for a number of materials. Find a list of our corporate papers as well as color definitions and information for the handling of films, acrylic glass and lacquers.

Corporate paper
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  • Acrylic glass
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Corporate paper

We believe in sustainability. That is why we use recycled paper wherever possible. If this paper is not available, our first choice is virgin fiber paper from sustainably managed forests. For more information please download the corporate paper overview file below.

Grammages and availability

Each recycled and coated offset paper is available in a wide range of grammages. If none of these papers are available, choose one that is offset, wood-free, and white. The grammage of the paper must be appropriate to the sample. In any case, the paper must be high white, matte, and preferably recycled. We never use glossy paper.

Sources

Paper

Category

printing process

Supply source

EnviroTop

recycled paper, uncoated

Sheetfed and
web offset

www.papierunion.de

Circle Offset

Premium White

recycled paper, uncoated

Sheetfed and
web offset

www.igepa.de

Circle Matt White*

recycled paper, coated

Sheetfed and
web offset

www.igepa.de

Circle Silk

Premium White

recycled paper, coated

Sheetfed and
web offset

www.igepa.de

Omnisilk, FSC

coated paper

Sheetfed offset

www.igepa.de

Respecta satin web

coated paper

Web offset

www.igepa.de

MaestroPrint

uncoated paper

Sheetfed and web offset

www.igepa.de

PlanoJet

uncoated paper

Sheetfed and web offset

www.papyrus.com

conqueror Smooth
CX and Wove
(color: diamond)

uncoated paper

Sheetfed offset

www.papyrus.com

*This paper is currently not purchasable, an alternative is already being evaluated.

Business documents

We use uncoated offset paper that is suitable for laser printers. This applies to continuation sheets, faxes, memo forms, mailing labels and envelopes (all 80 or 90 g/m²), business cards (300 to 350 g/m²), and compliment cards (200 to 250 g/m²). Whenever possible, use recycled paper or paper from sustainable forestry for business documents.

 

EnviroTop

uncoated offset paper

Circle Offset

Premium White

uncoated offset paper

Business stationary

x

x

Business cards

x

x

Envelopes

 

x

Compliment cards

x

x

Writing pads

x

x

Desk sets

x

x

Appointment calendars

x

x

 

Other printed materials

For other printed materials, such as brochures, displays, posters, covers, CD/DVD (Blu-ray Disc) labels, and customer and internal presentations, use paper that is matte and fine-coated. Whenever possible, use recycled paper or paper from sustainable forestry for print applications.

 

Circle Matt White*

coated paper

Circle Silk Premium White

coated paper

Corporate literature

x

x

Flyers

x

x

Posters

x

x

Desk and wall calendars

x

x

Brochures

x

x
*This paper is currently not purchasable, an alternative is already being evaluated.

Color definition (for recycled paper)

Paper grade

Postyellow

DHL Red

GoGreen

Profile

EnviroTop

99573 Offset

PANTONE 1797 U

PANTONE 348 U

Postyellow_uncoated
_EnviroTop_1v0

Circle Offset Premium White

102294 Offset

PANTONE 1797 U

PANTONE 348 U

Postyellow
_uncoated_2v3

Circle Matt White* 

93670 Offset

PANTONE 200 C

PANTONE 348 C

Postyellow
_recycling_2v3

Circle Silk

Premium White

84705 Offset

PANTONE 200 C

PANTONE 348 C

Postyellow
_coated_2v3

*This paper is currently not purchasable, an alternative is already being evaluated.

Adhesive films

The main criteria for our adhesive films is that they stand out and are highly recognizable around the world. You will find our preferred manufactures and the right color reference below.

Manufacturers

Our preferred manufactures are:

Avery Dennison
www.deutsche-adp.de

Color references

Our preferred color references are:

Postyellow

For outdoor advertisement

glossy

Avery Dennison

SC 900 / 7291 B

PC 800 / 313 B

For indoor advertisement

matted

Avery Dennison

PC 800 / 2612 A

For outdoor illuminated advertising

glossy

Avery Dennison

5500 QM / 2951 A

For indoor illuminated advertising

matted

Avery Dennison

5500 QM / 3414 A

Vehicle foil*
*Important note: it is mandatory for European countries to order the foils here: https://www.corporate-design-services-dp-dhl.de/

glossy

Avery Dennison

SWF 5234

DHL Red

For outdoor advertisement

glossy

Avery Dennison

SC 900 / 7956 A
PC 800 / 2354 A*

For indoor advertisement

matted

Avery Dennison

PC 800 430 A

For illuminated advertisement

matted

Avery Dennison

5500 QM 5524

Vehicle foil*
*Important note: it is mandatory for European countries to order the foils here: https://www.corporate-design-services-dp-dhl.de/

glossy

Avery Dennison

PC 800 / 2354A DHL red

Black

For outdoor advertisement

glossy

Avery Dennison

SC 900 / 901
PC 800 /801

For indoor advertisement

matted

Avery Dennison

SC 900 / 921
PC 800 / 821

For illuminated advertisement

matted

Avery Dennison

5500 QM 5501

Screen printing films

glossy

Avery Dennison

940 QM Screen Black

Deco

glossy

Avery Dennison

500 / 502 EG

matted

Avery Dennison

500 / 502 EM

Vehicle foil*
*Important note: it is mandatory for European countries to order the foils here: https://www.corporate-design-services-dp-dhl.de/

glossy

Avery Dennison

PC 800 / 801

White

For outdoor advertisement

glossy

Avery Dennison

SC 900 / 900
PC 800 / 800

For indoor advertisement

   

matted

Avery Dennison

SC 900 / 920
PC 800 / 830

For illuminated advertisement

matted

Avery Dennison

5500 QM 5500

Screen printing films

glossy

Avery Dennison

900 QM Screen Black

Deco

glossy

Avery Dennison

500 / 501 EG

matted

Avery Dennison

500 / 501 EM

Transparent

Screen printing films

glossy

Avery Dennison

9040 QM Screen Transparent

GoGreen

Vehicle foil*
*Important note: it is mandatory for European countries to order the foils here: https://www.corporate-design-services-dp-dhl.de/

glossy

ORACALⓇ 751C High Performance Cast (7 years)

068 - grass-green

Acrylic glass

We use acrylic glass for our robust, high-quality signage. And we always make sure that our colors are consistent around the world. You will find our preferred manufactures and the right color references below.

Manufacturers

Our preferred manufactures are:

Röhm GmbH & Co. KG
www.evonik.de

Altuglas International
www.altuglas.com

Color references

Our preferred color references are:

Postyellow

Plate material, casted

Röhm

1 H03

Altuglas

100.21064 (do not use in conjunction with Post Gate profiles!)

Molding material for the manufacturing of Post Gate profiles

Röhm

1V105

DHL Red

Plate material, casted

Röhm

3H66

Altuglas

100.22087

White

Plate material, extruded

Röhm

XT WN070

Lacquers

We also turn to our trusted manufacturers for lacquers. You will find our preferred manufactures and the right color references below.

Manufacturers

Our preferred manufactures are:

Akzo Nobel Deco GmbH
www.sikkens.com

In Germany DuPont lacquers are distributed by:
Spies Hecker
www.spieshecker.com

Color references

Our preferred color references are:

Postyellow

Interior area

unleaded, 2K, matted

DuPont

Postyellow matted H951-7

Building lacquers, exterior area

Dispersion, 1K, matted

Akzo Nobel Sikkens

Façade color Postyellow D65

Building lacquers, interior area

Solvent, 1K, matted

Akzo Nodel Sikkens

Rubbol Satura Postyellow TL 84

Dispersion, 1K, matted

Akzo Nodel Sikkens

Rubbol BL Satura Postyellow TL 84

Powder coatings

gloss, unleaded

Akzo Nodel Powder Coatings

Interpon SE 665 D

gloss, unleaded

DuPont Pulverlack Germany

AE80051116822

DHL Red

Exterior area

unleaded, 2K, gloss

Akzo Nobel Sikkens

Car Refinishing DHL Red 2002 FLD 3030

Interior area

unleaded, 2K, matted

DuPont

New German DHL Red (M) L+H951

Building lacquers, exterior area

Solvent, 1K, gloss

Akzo Nobel Sikkens

Rubbol Azura DHL Red

Building lacquers, interior area

Solvent, 1K, matted

Akzo Nobel Sikkens

Rubbol Satura DHL Red

Powder coatings

gloss, unleaded

Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings

Interpon SG 664 D

gloss, unleaded

DuPont Pulverlack Germany

Durotherm R 4075 / AL 97

Support

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Group Brand Services. The help desk is available five days a week (Monday - Friday) from 8:00 to 18:00 CET.

Group Brand Services
Email: GroupBrandServices@dpdhl.com 
Phone: + 49 228 182-10444

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