Pantone Calibrated Printers
Calibrated lookup tables for Pantone licensed printers
A Look-Up Table is a specially created set of color data developed by Pantone color scientists that most closely represents the colors in the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM on a specific printer model. When a printer is PANTONE-calibrated, the printer manufacturer has engaged Pantone to develop this specially optimized color data so that the customer can get the best possible representation for the PANTONE Solid Color standard on coated stock. We take into consideration the specific driver/RIP, device settings, ink set, color engine and paper stock used when we develop this color data since all these factors can affect color output.
Printable PDF color charts are available for all PANTONE Calibrated devices. The PDF color chart contains a set of color data (in CMYK or RGB) specially created for the device.
You may also consult your printer manufacturer to obtain additional application support files (I.e. Color Palettes for Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Macromedia Freehand, CorelDRAW, etc...) or visit their web site for additional PANTONE Color Support for your printer.