With letterpress, we prefer to use darker ink on light paper because that is what gets the best results.
Because Pantone inks are translucent, if you choose an ink that's lighter than your stock, the result will be hardly visible (and therefore disappointing), or a very different shade.
If you'd like a lighter or white design on dark or black stocks, then we recommend choosing either white ink, Digital Gold, Silver or Metallic Colours (DGSM) or Hot foiling. If a stock doesn't appear in the dropdown options when ordering white ink, digital gold etc it's because we don't recommend it to achieve a good result.
Click here to learn about how different coloured stocks effect the colour of your letterpress inks.