Colors and Materials

Printing Process

Our colors are as uniform and dependable as our services. In this guide, you will find all the information, tools, color definitions and more – including a list of preferred ink manufacturers – to help ensure your print materials are on-brand.

Printing Process
  • Postyellow printing process
  • Recommended paper types
  • Printing inks
  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Support
  • Downloads

Postyellow printing process

The color Postyellow is a key asset of our corporate design, which is why it is important to reproduce the Postyellow color correctly. You can keep the color consistent by replacing the standard ISO yellow color with the Postyellow spot color for four-color printing.

However, you will need to change several important steps in the prepress and print shop workflow to make sure that images and other elements display correctly. Below you will find guidelines for each phase of the Postyellow printing process, which is especially handy for agencies and print shops.

You can download the Print Media Postyellow Workflow and the relevant Postyellow Digital Tools in the download area. It contains a number of digital tools, such as ICC profiles, color management settings, and control swatches to give to the print shop.

Recommended paper types

DPDHL Group uses Omnisilk, FCS for sheetfed and Respecta satin web for heat-set offset printing. Both papers are manufactured by IGEPA-Grosshändler. An ICC profile has also been developed for the Circle Matt White. It is a coated matte paper made of recycled materials, which we use as our corporate paper. Our palette of brand color sheets for Postyellow and DHL Red now includes these papers. Profiles and print reference sheets are also available for:

Print Media

 

Sheetfed

Omnisilk, FSC

Sheetfed

Circle Matt White,
Recycling Papier

Sheetfed

uncoated paper PlanoPlus

Web Offset

Respecta satin web

Print Mediarecycling

 

Sheetfed

EnviroTop

Printing inks

Color definitions for printing

Manufacturer

Postyellow

DHL Red

PANTONE®

Coated paper

116 C

200 C

Uncoated paper

109 U

1797 U

4C (ISO) implementation

Coated paper

0/20/100/0

0/100/80/10

Uncoated paper

0/10/100/0

0/100/85/8

Postyellow

 

Manufacturer

Color number

Sheetfed and web offset (heatset)

sheetfed offset, fine coated paper, matte

Epple

84705 Offset

sheetfed offset, fine coated paper, matte

K+E

Novavit 217 321 Offset

sheetfed offset, fine coated paper, matte

Hartmann

Irocart G 16200/410

sheetfed offset, fine coated paper, matte, laser suitable

K+E

Novavit 218 508 Offset Bio

sheetfed offset, uncoated paper, laser suitable

Epple

86855 Offset

sheetfed offset, uncoated paper, laser suitable

K+E

Novavit 218 509 Offset Bio

sheetfed offset, matt coated recycling paper, Circle Matt White

Epple

93670 Offset

sheetfed offset, matt coated recycling paper, Circle Matt White

K+E

Novavit 220 411 Offset

sheetfed offset, uncoated recycling paper, EnviroTop

Epple

99573 Offset

sheetfed offset, uncoated recycling paper, Circle Offset Premium White,


Epple

102294 Offset

web offset, fine coated paper, matte

Epple

84704 Offset

web offset, fine coated paper, matte

K+E

Novaweb 216 785 RO Heatset

web offset, fine coated paper, matte

Hartmann

G 16100/720 Rotatherm-N

Flexo printing

Krafliner Royal White

Hartmann

Lavaprint G

Newspaper printing (coldset)

web offset, newspaper

K+E

VD40175NOFM Coldset (upper inking unit)

web offset, newspaper

K+E

VD40176NUFM Coldset (lower inking unit)

DHL Red

 

Manufacturer

Color number

Sheetfed and web offset (heatset)

sheetfed offset, fine coated paper, matte

Epple

84971 Offset

sheetfed offset, fine coated paper, matte

K+E

Novavit 218 774 Offset

sheetfed offset, uncoated paper

K+E

Novavit 218 775 Offset

Flexo printing

Krafliner Royal White

Hartmann

Lavaprint R

Manufacturers and suppliers

Company

Website

Epple Druckfarben AG

www.epple-druckfarben.com

Sun Chemical Ltd

www.sunchemical.com

Flint Group

www.flintgrp.com/

Pantone LLC

www.pantone.com

Support

If you need additional support 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

 

Downloads

Print Media Postyellow Workflow
PDF
1.90 MB
Postyellow Digital Tools
ZIP
19.98 MB