The QMX system consists of 14 total components, 12 colors, a transparent and white base. That is all that is required to mix over 1000 colors. QMX ink is very soft, smooth and exhibits excellent printing characteristics while producing a very nice printed finish. Due to its texture and printability, higher mesh counts may be used, resulting in soft hand finishes. Our formula guide also provides you with the opacity data for each color. This will tell you at a glance whether or not you need to use a base plate.