Pantone Colours – whats in a colour?

14th April 2016 by Kingfisher Press

Pantone Colours – whats in a colour?

Pantone colour matching is a standardized colour repro system. In print, we mostly use CMYK but are often asked for a specific pantone colour for a logo or brand consistency. It ensures that no matter what you are printing with or on – the colour will remain consistent and controlled.

Most of pantones 1,114 spot colours cannot be made using CMYK references, but can be made using 15 base colours, including black and white, mixed to specific amounts.

Using special equipment we mix all inks in house, although some which contain multiple base colours we do purchase to ensure that the colour is exactly as the PMS reference.

Annually Pantone declares a colour of the year – for 2013 its Emerald Pantone 17-5641, 2014 was Radiant Orchid Pantone 17-5641 and 2015 was Marsala Pantone 18-1438

In 2016 there are two which are ROSE QUARTZ 13-1520 & SERENITY 15-3919

To find out more about the pantone colour of the year click here.