Color Guide

The FLEXO Color Guide Edition X takes the guesswork out of printing your corrugated boxes - because your ink samples are printed on actual corrugated linerboard, using current mill production roll stock.

The FLEXO Color Guide Edition X features more vibrant colors as well as today’s safer inks.

You’ll see how each color looks on white top (mottled) and natural kraft stock. For Edition X, all inks from Edition IX have been included, with the addition of two gray inks.

The result - a team effort by glass, ink, and box manufacturers - makes it simple for you to achieve the highest possible industry color standards.


The FLEXO Color Guide is $70 USD each (Standard Guide Only).

Standard FLEXO Color Guide Edition VIII (Bleached White Only) is $22 USD each.


Checks are accepted for payment.
They should be made out to the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), and mailed to our office at:

Glass Packaging Institute (GPI)
4250 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22203 (USA)

*Please note, GPI moved November 1st, 2019

Bank Wire and Electronic Transfer and a credit card are accepted for payment.

Purchase The Color Guide Here

Shipping Options: All domestic orders will be shipped via UPS Ground and added to the cost of the order. All customers will continue to have the option to ship via their own account and will continue to be provided expedited shipping options, as desired.

International Customers: All customers are responsible for any and all duty charges incurred with their orders, (i.e. customs and similar inspections). These are duties charged by the country of import and are not collected or provided to GPI.

GPI adheres to US federal law, which requires an invoice to be included, declaring the value of the merchandise (color guides) being sent out, upon which duties are normally based.

International Customers - Shipping: GPI offers competitive and at-cost rates for color guide shipping. GPI uses UPS for international shipping, but can also send guides via FedEx (should the customer wish to pay with their account). Due to an extremely limited presence and outposts in the USA, GPI cannot ship guides internationally (or otherwise) via DHL.

The FLEXO Color Guide was initiated in 1949 by the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute (GCMI), now known as the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI).

Spectral Data for the Edition X Guide may be found by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the color guides or would like more information on ordering, please contact, 7o3-403-2882