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Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

 

Formula guide

 

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The best-selling guide in the world for design inspiration, color specification, and printing accuracy, Formula Guide illustrates 1,867 Pantone spot colors with their corresponding ink formulations. Use this guide for logos and branding, marketing materials, packaging, and when spot color printing is required.

Celebrate Color of the Year 2018 – get your Formula Guide with a special-edition Ultra Violet cover! Now you can have all 1,867 spot colors, plus a full page of Ultra Violet, more about why we selected the color for 2018, and a complete history of the past Colors of the Year, all wrapped in a soft-touch, limited-edition cover.

  • • Two-guide set with 1,867 colors
    • 112 New PANTONE Colors printed on both coated and uncoated paper
    • Match PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® (PMS) Solid Colors on press


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PASTELS & NEONS

 

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Whether your printed design calls for some sizzle or a bit more subtlety, the specialty colors in the PASTELS & NEONS guide can help you find the exact color you need. Select from 154 soothing pastel colors when softness is called for, or specify from 56 hot neons to add pop and vibrancy to your designs.

Pastel and neon PANTONE Colors are arranged chromatically, with ink mixing formulas for each color. Text weight paper is used to match popular print specifications. Each color is printed on both coated and uncoated stocks and bound together in one convenient guide.

  • • 154 solid pastel colors
    • 56 solid neon colors
    • Coated and uncoated together in one guide


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CMYK COLOR GUIDE

 

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The PLUS SERIES CMYK Guides contain 2,868 CMYK colors on both coated and uncoated paper. Chromatically arranged for more intuitive selection and easy inspiration, this two-guide set allows you to visualize, communicate and control CMYK colors for type, logos, borders, backgrounds and other graphic treatments. This wide range of colors is in addition to the 1,755 PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors.

  • • 2,868 colors created in 4-color process
    • Colors are distinct from PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® Colors
    • Coated and uncoated two-guide set


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METALLIC GUIDE SET

 

pantone metallic color guideSet of two guides gives you more than 600 dazzling PANTONE Metallic Color choices – and saves you $29 over individual purchase!
PANTONE PREMIUM METALLICS Coated contains 300 sizzling metallic color swatches developed in response to the rapidly rising popularity of these special-effect inks. PREMIUM METALLICS Colors have greater brilliance, can be easily coated without any loss in luster and have a longer life after printing without fear of tarnishing or blemishing.
Our METALLICS Coated guide features an expansive palette of 301 exquisite metallic colors that add luminescence and elegance to projects that call for a refined look. An additional page demonstrates the effects of a gloss aqueous coating when applied to the seven metallic base colors. Both guides are chromatically arranged for more intuitive color selection. Ink formulations are provided for every color.

  • • Two-guide set includes METALLICS and PREMIUM METALLICS Color Guides
    • More than 600 solid metallic colors


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PREMIUM METALLIC CHIPS

 

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The new PANTONE PREMIUM METALLICS CHIPS COATED features 300 dazzling metallic colors developed in response to the rapidly rising popularity of these special-effect inks. Pantone Premium Metallic colors have greater brilliance, can be easily coated without any loss in luster and have a longer life after printing without fear of tarnishing or blemishing. Chromatically arranged, for more intuitive color selection. Ink formulations are provided. Available on coated stock only.

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SOLID CHIPS

 

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The PANTONE PLUS SERIES SOLID CHIPS set contains all 1,867 PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors in a convenient, removable chip format that graphic designers, brand owners and printers can easily use to express, demonstrate and specify color inspiration and intent.

  • • 1,867 Solid PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® Colors including 112 New PANTONE Colors
    • Two-book set: Coated and Uncoated
    • Tear-out chips on replaceable three-ring binder pages


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PANTONE® LIGHTING INDICATOR Stickers

 

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D50 (5000k) – the recommended illumination for graphic design
To get your color right you need to get your lighting right.

New PANTONE LIGHTING INDICATOR Stickers make it easy to determine if your viewing conditions are right for accurate color evaluation, specification and matching.

Quality of light has a critical impact on color appearance, and making a color decision under the wrong lighting conditions can lead to costly and time-consuming mistakes. PANTONE LIGHTING INDICATOR Stickers tell you at a glance whether your ambient lighting conditions are giving you an accurate visual read of your color.

Simplicity itself.
Two light-sensitive patches react to your viewing illumination, changing color under different lighting temperatures. Under proper lighting the two patches will appear to match. If the light is not in the proper range, the two patches will appear different. The further your light source is from the proper range, the more contrast the two colors of the indicator will display.

 


Two ranges, many applications. Got the color your want? Stick with it.
PANTONE LIGHTING INDICATOR Stickers have a peel-off adhesive back that lets them attach to and travel with your color proofs, ensuring that everyone in your production chain will make accurate color decisions.

Be confident in your color choices.
The PANTONE LIGHTING INDICATOR Sticker makes it easy to get color right.

Each page contains 40 stickers, product is sold in individual pages.


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 If you haven’t upgraded your Pantone Guides and books for several years, your colors are no longer meeting full market demand nor are they reliably accurate.

Here’s why:

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Pantone guides and books are produced using the highest manufacturing standards. In each edition, we ensure:

  • • Highly-regulated ink formula consistency
  • • Printed on the most popular commercial-grade 100 lb and 80 lb text weight stocks
    • • Carefully monitored for imperfections during the production process

 

 

 

Pantone guides are arranged chromatically vs. numerically in order to inspire designers and make color ranges easy to locate.

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However, guides will not last forever. Due to handling, fading, and aging, your colors will appear inaccurate over time. That’s why we recommend replacing your guides every 12-18 months, depending on your usage case and storage habits.

• Handling = Smearing and removing pigment from natural oils on fingertips

• Pages rubbing together = Scratching or removing pigment

• Light exposure = Fading

• Paper aging = Yellowing effects

• Ambient moisture = Accelerating paper aging

 

 

 

 

Pantone recommends replacing guides and books every 12-18 months, as normal usage and exposure will render your colors inaccurate.

 

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If you’re concerned your production partners’ guides aren’t current then Pantone recommends PANTONE Solid Chips always accompany artwork to ensure color accuracy.

Solid Chips are an excellent tool for color communication because:

•  When attached to artwork files, they instantly depict specific color expectation and intent

•  They are perfect for easily shipping and sharing

•  They give your printer a physical representation of the color to strive for on press

•  They are sold as multiple chips per color and are easy to replace

 

 

To ensure accuracy, Pantone also recommends chips from our PANTONE SOLID CHIPS Books should always accompany artwork as standards to strive for on press.


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ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE… NEW COLORS!

In 2010, Pantone launched the PANTONE PLUS Series publications – a more modern version of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®. Since then, Pantone have added new colors about every two years.

More colors are the single most noted request of Pantone from our design community. We’ve heard you, and why shouldn’t designers want more?

More colors mean:

• More expression

• More choices

• More diversity

• More precise representation

• More unique palettes

• More joy!

NEW COLORS, NEW POSSIBILITIES!

Illustrating the present and reading the future, Pantone proudly introduced another 112 new colors in March 2016 to give designers a greater range of expression and freedom. Having the right colors to choose from is essential when making design decisions.

• Color commands our attention.

• Color is the single most important design element in reflecting mood and style.

• In today’s visual world, creating the right color palette is more crucial to success than ever before.

• Consumer reaction to color, especially in packaging and consumables, is based on proven psychology.

• Sending a strategic message with a precise color strategy is critical.

Here’s what can be found inside our updated series of global color communication tools:

• A total of 1,867 Solid PANTONE Colors.

• Colors relevant and expected for contemporary packaging, created in collaboration with major brands.

• Emphasis on specific color ranges derived from market requests, our community has asked us for colors and we’re responding to meet those popular requests.

• 112 new ways to be even more creative, inspired and expressive through color.

 

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Since Pantone launched the PANTONE PLUS SERIES back in 2010, there have been three color collection additions. Check out the chart below - you would be missing over 750 colors!

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IN SUMMARY

Remember:

Color guides age, which means you aren’t really seeing the color your designing & referencing Pantone recommends replacing your guide every 12-18 months.

Talk to your production partners:

Even with updated guides on your end, who knows how long your production partners have been referencing the same guide.

Ask your partners to replace their guides every year or send them the color with our solid chip book.

New colors, new possibilities!

Pantone has launched 756 new, market-driven colors since 2010. Check them out!

 

Please contact us and we will find you the best solution!

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