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Hanes Printables has researched the best colors to coincide with Hanes fabric colors. If you are looking for the best ink colors to use on Hanes, then view the chart listed below.

  • When printing in 4-color process, use the Build-To-Match (BTM) formula. This industry formula is the closest parallel a printer can make to the actual fabric swatch. Refer to your swatches for an exact color match. Note that C = Cyan, M = Magenta, Y = Yellow and K = Black.
  • When using spot color, refer to the Pantone Matching System (PMS). The PMS number listed in the right columns correlate to a color that is the closest representation a printer can make to the actual fabric swatch.
  • Colors may vary depending on paper stock and type of printing.
Colors Hanes Garment Color (Code) BTM Formula PMS Color
Natural (NT) C1 M3 Y8 K0 468
White (WH) C0 M0 Y0 K0 None
Light Heathers
Ash (AS) Strip in film None
Light Steel(LW) Strip in film None
Aloe (AL) C5 M0 Y25 K30 5773
Apricot (AC) C0 M50 Y40 K0 170
Aqua (AQ) C35 M0 Y10 K0 304
Aquamarine (AM) C60 M0 Y20 K30 5473
Aquatic Blue (AB) C60 M5 Y5 K0 2915
Black (BK) C38 M28 Y30 K100 Black 6
Blue Dust (BD) C40 M25 Y0 K40 5275
Bluestone (US) C100 M75 Y30 K5 647
Brick (BR) C25 M100 Y70 K15 194
Camel (CM) C10 M20 Y45 K5 7503
Canary (CA) C0 M10 Y55 K0 128
Cardinal (CD) C40 M100 Y60 K20 209
Chamois (CS) C0 M10 Y30 K0 155
Charcoal Heather (HL) Strip in film None
Copper (CP) C0 M75 Y75 K20 174
Daffodil Yellow (DY) C0 M8 Y50 K0 1215
Deep Forest (FO) C65 M0 Y35 K80 5535
Deep Navy (NA) C100 M80 Y0 K85 7547
Deep Red (RE) C5 M100 Y60 K15 207
Deep Royal (RO) C100 M70 Y0 K15 2746
Denim Blue (DM) C80 M50 Y15 K0 646
Eggplant (ET) C85 M85 Y55 K0 7448
Forest Green (FG) C100 M45 Y70 K40 554
Gold (GO) C0 M34 Y100 K0 137
Gold Nugget (GN) C5 M20 Y65 K0 7403
Graphite (BQ) C0 M0 Y0 K55 424
Heathered Sand (HD) Strip in film None
Ice Gray (IY) C0 M0 Y0 K18 Cool Gray 6
Kelly Green (KG) C100 M0 Y84 K14 340
Lavender (LV) C30 M30 Y0 K0 2635
Light Blue (LB) C35 M7 Y0 K0 2717
Lime (LI) C30 M0 Y60 K0 367
Maroon (MR) C15 M80 Y25 K60 505
Menthol (MT) C50 M0 Y25 K0 3258
Moss (MS) C8 M0 Y38 K33 5777
Navy (NY) C100 M72 Y0 K65 289
Orange (ON) C0 M72 Y87 K0 172
Orange Sherbet (OS) C0 M55 Y95 K0 151
Pale Pink (PI) C0 M10 Y0 K0 670
Pebble (UG) C11 M23 Y43 K15 465
Pine (IE) C40 M20 Y60 K40 5615
Pink (PS) C0 M63 Y0 K0 211
Pink Lemonade(PD) C0 M15 Y12 K0 698
Plum (PM) C80 M70 Y30 K0 533
Purple (PR) C93 M96 Y0 K0 2685
Red (RR) C10 M100 Y80 K0 186
Royal Blue (RB) C100 M60 Y0 K0 660
Rust (RU) C0 M60 Y55 K0 159
Sand (BM) C5 M6 Y12 K12 Warm Gray 3
Sky (SI) C25 M0 Y0 K4 290
Stonewashed Blue (WU) C50 M25 Y18 K0 5425
Stonewashed Green (WE) C26 M13 Y23 K13 5497
Storm Blue (SR) C70 M40 Y0 K15 653
Taupe (TP) C50 M50 Y60 K0 Warm Gray 10
Teal (TE) C100 M0 Y4 K18 307
Wisteria (WI) C35 M20 Y5 K0 2716
Yellow (YE) C0 M0 Y52 K0 106