In both apparel decoration and computer graphics, a palette is the definition of a range of colors available to the user. Palettes may be defined by the Fulfillment Center to suit their equipment. Available palettes will be loaded into the online designer as available colors for customers to select. If a design uses a color not part of a palette, DecoNetwork will automatically match the closest palette color to the design color.
- You must have administrator access to use this feature
To define or manage color palettes:
- Log into your DecoNetwork website.
- Browse to Admin.
- Select Decoration Processes.
- Choose the process which you wish to set the palette for (DTG Printing, Sublimation, Embroidery, or Screen Printing).
Click Color Palettes.
The main work area contains the settings which can be configured:
- Use System Palette make palettes already loaded into the system available for use without further configuration. The Standard Colors palette is a broad selection of 80 colors. The exception to this is for embroidery where several industry standard palettes are available, and can be selected from the Base palettes drop down box. From here, select the specific palettes to load.
- Create empty palette will create an empty palette in the palette list which you can later edit. Give the palette a name and press OK.
- Copy existing palette will make a copy of a selected palette and it will be named as per your entry into the Name box.
Due to licensing requirements DecoNetwork is not able to distribute many industry standard palettes, but these can often be found with a bit of Googling! If you find a good one you want to use, save it to your device then press Import Palette.
- Palette source may be a CSV file in the format of Cyan,Magenta,Yellow,Black,Red,Green,Blue,Name where Name is the name of the color, and each line is a new color. If there is no RGB or CMYK set of values, leave them blank. Industry standard palettes are often available for download from the Internet.
- Embroiderers may select Wilcom .TCH thread chart files as an alternative to CSV.
- Import Options refer to the name you will give your palette and source file for the import.
- Allow color slider in color picker window sets the availability of a sliding color picker tool in the online designer, allowing the customer to pick custom colors for their decorations. If the checkbox is ticked on, the following options determining when the color slider will be displayed are shown:
- Open the Color Palette first if the current color is a palette color: this option will show the color palette when the color picker window is first open if the currently selected color is a palette color.
- Always open the Color Palette first: this option will always show the color palette first when the color picker window is open.
- Always open the Color Slider first : this option will always show the color slider first when the color picker window is open.
To edit a palette click Manage next to the palette you wish to work on. You may either:
- Edit the palette, which lets you map new or change colors in the palette.
- Rename the palette.
- Delete the palette.
- When you are done, press Save.