In today’s world, color matters. You see it in how people coordinate their clothing choices, how companies use consistent color patterns for branding purposes, and how even building colors and interior decorations all seem to flow together. This being said, Volt Industrial Plastics realizes that even in the plastic fastener world it makes sense to offer color matching for our plastic fasteners. Many of our customers require an exact color for many of their molded plastic parts.
At VOLT we have years of experience working one-on-one with companies to provide color-matched, plastic fasteners to help your brand stand out. Whether it’s an end cap or hole plug that needs to match the exterior of a refrigerator or an exterior bushing that needs to match your logo, we will work with you to provide the parts you need.
Many of our customers do require specific colors - but with so many color variations out there, it is important to use a company like us to make sure it all flows together. For example, the ‘standard’ yellow used for playground equipment at a schoolyard can be quite different from the yellow in diagnostic equipment, or even office products like bins or trays. Color matching is trickier than what meets the eye. There is an abundance of colors to choose from – nearly 2,000 Pantone colors, to be exact.
So, how does the color-matching process work? It begins with a customer providing us with a specific Pantone number, an actual color chip or a painted piece illustrating the desired color. The color sample is then sent to our production specialists so they can perform various tests on the color chosen. Custom colors generally require color matches, which are then assigned a number so a newly created blend can be pulled and used in the future. We then mix the custom color with a specific resin and produce a color chip for the customer to review.
Although custom colors can be more expensive, VOLT is your best option by far! If it does cost a tad more than your traditional white or black nylon colors, your custom color can be used to create aesthetically pleasing finished products to match your marketing color scheme. Many times, a color chosen will need to be tweaked. It’s important to understand that color variations occur based on resin, substrate, and material. There is a slight chance that the Pantone could look different on different materials – and if the customer is not happy with the final color result, the color-matching process will need to be repeated until it’s correct.
Branding is an important component of any company’s success. When it comes to branding your company, there are a lot of things to think about in terms of what you want people to see and how they identify with your company. Whether it’s an end cap or hole plug that needs to match the exterior of a refrigerator or an exterior bushing that needs to match your logo, we will work with you to provide the parts you need. In addition to helping create a brand that stands out, adding color or color matching fasteners can also aid in manufacturing. Since most of our fasteners are small in size, making your fasteners bright and colorful is a great way to find them if they fall or move out of place.
You can also take color matching one step further by using it to organize parts. Since there are so many different materials, using color is a great way to distinguish fasteners of different materials. Color can also be used to separate the type and use of the fastener or identify any red flags for safety.
When it comes to creating products for the world to see, it’s important that every little detail and piece of the puzzle works together seamlessly. These details may seem small, but in a world with other companies competing for business and loyal customers, the details are what set you apart. At Volt Industrial Plastics, we understand this major component of business. This is why we strive to offer only the best products by using state-of-the-art manufacturing and services such as color matching. We have the skills, expertise, and manufacturing capabilities to bring you only the best products. With over 120 different materials to choose from, we also have confidence that we can help you find just what you are looking for.
Color matching is just one of our many manufacturing capabilities. We can also make your fasteners glow in the dark, have a certain texture, and even give off a pleasant scent. Have questions? At Volt, we strive to offer only the best in customer service. In fact, when you call Volt, you will always talk to a person. Let us help you find the fasteners you need in order to complete those future jobs and projects.