Top 10 qualities of the best pigment suppliersBreathing life into just about anything is what the power of colour achieves.  Colour can turn even the plainest and dull surfaces into something new, inviting, and invigorating. 

Pigment colours play an altogether different, yet just as an important role in colour itself!  Pigment dispersion is what helps you to achieve the high-quality inks and paints used today. Customising and creating any shade and colour imaginable, pigment colours produced by specialised pigment suppliers can brighten up any hue! 

Professional pigment suppliers in the UK, like Centre Colours, can also manufacture performance inks offering you something different, something unique for you and your customers.  Manufacturing to your formulation or sourcing the raw materials on your behalf, if you’re looking to develop your formulation of paint or ink while making sure that the overall performance of the final product is high, then you need a paint manufacturer like Centre Colours. 

Being able to provide performance inks is only one of the qualities that we would recommend looking out for when choosing the best pigment suppliers/paint manufacturers.  Below we’ve pulled together some of the other attributes you might want to look out for. 

Qualities of a good pigment supplier 

1. Offervariety 

The majority of ink manufacturers in the UK will be flexible with their pigment manufacturing processes, which means that like the example above, companies can often come with their formulation and raw materials or the raw materials and formulation can be created from scratch by the suppliers themselves.  Either way having the choice when it comes to this level of flexibility is always in your best interests. 

You also want to choose a supplier who can provide a broad palette of different pigment colours.  There is no point in using a pigment supplier if you’re limited from the start when it comes to the colours you can choose. 

At Centre Colours, we’re incredibly flexible in our manufacturing processes, and we offer the largest range of pigments, providing our customers with every colour you can imagine. 

2. Competitive on price

Everyone wants value for money and making sure you do your research into paint manufacturers, and the costs associated with pigment colours, is vital. 

In some cases, it’s not always about going with the cheapest pigment supplier, but taking into consideration the quality, the performance inks developed, as well as how competitive their prices are overall. 

3. Quality

This leads us nicely onto quality as like anything, in some cases “you get what you pay for” and that’s not to say you should pay extortionate money for pigment colours, but the price isn’t the only factor in the decision-making process.  The quality of the product and overall pigment colour should most definitely be at the top of the list. 

You want colours that are durable, long-lasting, non-fading, adaptable to different products and situations and so much more. 

To know the quality supplied by any pigment supplier, ask for test pigments or to see examples of their work, speak or check out reviews and feedback from past customers and if these clients are still customers today. 

To achieve the subtle texture that you’re looking for, pigment colours should be consistent and used to create high-performance inks. 

4. Delivery

Depending on what you need and how quickly you need it most ink manufacturers in the UK will hold surplus stock on specific ranges.  However, it’s important to note that the colour “blue” that one company is looking for, isn’t always the same shade of “blue” that another customer requires, for example. 

Speaking to your specialist pigment dispersion company as soon as you know your requirements will help to set deadlines and make sure you get the products you need when you need them. 

5. Work with a wide range of industries

Most pigment dispersion suppliers will carry out pigment dispersion for a variety of industries.  For example, coatings, paint, inks, manufacturing of different coloured products, even textiles and cosmetics are looking at pigment dispersion today to stop colour in clothing from fading! 

Finding a pigment supplier in the UK who has the technology, the equipment and also the experience to be able to offer their services across a variety of industry sectors can provide you with peace of mind that the people you’re working with are experts in their field. 

People like the team at Centre Colours. 

6. Customer Service

When choosing someone to work with, one of the qualities to look out for is the level of customer service as well as after sales care, they provide.  Available to answer any questions as well as help you with the pigment dispersion process, customer service can be a vital component when choosing the right, and best, pigment supplier. 

7. Expertise

Having the right technology and equipment means nothing if you don’t have the team to support this.   

The colour market, in particular, is very competitive, and many companies will sign NDA’s (non-disclosure agreements) before going ahead and working with pigment suppliers.  

When looking for a paint manufacturer to suit your needs you need to find experts in the field.  Those that can not only use the technology, but they can use it to produce innovative solutions tailored to meet your specifications and requirements. 

Can they produce a unique pigment which no other company or product can currently offer, or maybe the quality of their pigments goes above and beyond industry standards? 

8. Offer a range of pigments

From performance inks to general everyday inks and paints, make sure to look at what’s on offer and what can be manufactured from the outset.  

Are you looking for a range of concentrates and pigments to be used, two-dimensional pigments or graphene, for example?  Knowing what is available as well as the different properties that each hold, is essential. 

At Centre Colours, we’re on hand to answer any of your questions as well as provide you with a range of options, helping to produce coatings and inks suitable for a wide range of sectors. 

9. Follow guidelines

Those who follow the rules and follow them to the letter are those you know you can trust.  Trust with your pigment colours and trust with your business. Working within particular and set legislation, Health and Safety, NDA’s and more, should all be checked and vetted before entering into any agreements. 

10. Flexible

Your requirements and specifications will change from time to time, and you need to find a pigment supplier who will be able to adapt as quickly and efficiently as you need them too, so nothing within the production schedule is held up. 

At Centre Colours, we want to work with you to create the high-quality pigment colours you want and deserve.  To learn more about pigment dispersion, the services we offer, and how we can work with you, call us on 01977 685458. 

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