Thursday, May 3, 2012


Pantone Inspires Designers with 336 New Shades

Pantone is pleased to announce the addition of 336 new solid colors to the PANTONE PLUS SERIES for multimedia graphics

On April 23, 2012, Pantone will expand the solid color selections in our graphics library from 1,341 to 1,677. This addition of 336 additional color choices is a significant advancement for the PANTONE PLUS SERIES which was last upgraded in May 2010 with new colors and features.

 Pantone’s first color specifying and matching standard system, created in 1963. Today’s PLUS SERIES incorporates nearly 50 years of color knowledge gained through continual engagement with the graphic arts community and continuous research into color creation and reproduction systems. The PLUS SERIES remains our core product line for the graphic arts markets and will evolve along with emerging market trends, customer preferences and color reproduction technologies.

This new color range extension represents our commitment to placing vital color inspiration and innovation into the hands of creatives and color professionals in every discipline.

The new colors are significant additions to all major color families within the PANTONE PLUS SERIES Color library; additions include a range of verdant greens, rich blues, rich purples, vibrant yellows and oranges, and a group of high-trending neutrals.
These new color additions have been inspired by the PANTONE Goe™ System and include colors that didn’t exist in the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, adding depth and breadth to the graphics color library and many more creative choices.

The 336 new solid colors will be included in the following publications, as well as in bundles and sets that include these publications: FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated & Solid Uncoated; SOLID CHIPS Coated & Uncoated; PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE® Coated and Uncoated; and DESIGNER FIELD GUIDE Coated and Uncoated.

Upon release, the additional colors will be available as supplements for a limited time of 60 to 90 days; owners of previous publications can easily update by purchasing these separate supplemental products. Also, upon release of the additional colors, all new orders for core publications (FORMULA GUIDE, COLOR BRIDGE, etc.) will automatically include the new color supplements.



Fan guide supplements for the PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE will consist of a single 96-page bound guide containing both coated and uncoated stocks. Fan guide supplements for COLOR BRIDGE will consist of two 48-page guides, one containing coated stock and one containing uncoated stock. Chip book supplements will consist of 48 pages for each stock that can be added to existing binders.

As with existing PLUS SERIES Colors, digital data for the new colors will be available, and the digital colors will be included in PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software, CAPSURE®, myPANTONE and X-Ref. Owners of these products will receive automatic updates.

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