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Pantone Color Match Card

Measure colored materials and match to Pantone Colors with your phone


The Pantone Color Match Card works with your phone’s camera to measure and match colored objects, materials, and surfaces to a Pantone Color. With the size and portability of a credit card, this unique solution makes matching an inspirational color to Pantone as easy as taking a photo – at accuracy levels approaching more expensive color-reading devices. Use the Color Match Card with the Pantone Connect mobile app to capture a color, search for a best match, and save your chosen Pantone Color to a palette for designing later in the Pantone Connect Extension for Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • For list of phone models compatible with the Color Match Card, see compatible phones list
  • Works with both free and paid Pantone Connect accounts
  • Save time evaluating and selecting the best Pantone Color matches
  • Available for purchase as a single card or in quantities of 25

€16.79 ( inc. VAT )

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  • Laminated paper-board card material is lightweight and durable
  • Comes with a protective sleeve
  • Dimensions 85mm x 55mm x 1mm (similar in size to a credit card)
  • Measurement Spot 12mm square
  • Weight: 6 grams
  • Requires download of Pantone Connect mobile app (Android and iOS) for use
  • Card backside has a QR code to read color measurements into Pantone Color Systems
  • Requires well lit spaces with minimal overhead glare for best results


  • Under correct conditions, returns a much more accurate color match than traditional color extraction from an image
  • Requires a compatible mobile device, a well-lit environment, a flat single-color surface, and a clean camera lens for best results
  • Color is measured via dual illumination (flash & ambient)
  • When measuring against a Pantone Color reference to compare accuracy, understand that factors such as age, condition, and variation of your color reference will impact results
  • For the most accurate color matching, consider a spectrophotometer such as a Pantone Capsure, i1Studio, or i1Pro3 device


  • For finding best Pantone Color matches to physical colored materials, objects, and surfaces
  • Matches measured color to all current Pantone Color Systems (PMS, FHI, CMYK, Skintone)
  • Not recommended for use with Pantone TPM Metallic Shimmers, PMS Metallics, Nylon Brights, and Pantone Plastics due to reflective and brightened nature of these systems
  • Cards can be easily distributed to teams working outside the office, or designers requiring frequent color matching on the go
  • Colors integrate into Pantone Connect mobile, web, and Adobe® Extension for palette creation and designing in Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools

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