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Reference Library

The comprehensive color resource for graphics and print


The Reference Library brings together Pantone’s Graphics guides and chip books in one convenient, desktop display. This comprehensive collection supports designers at every step of the process, from color exploration and comparison to specification and quality control. Useful for inspiration and palette building, and designing logos and branding, marketing materials, digital and web graphics, and animation.

  • Includes eight portable fan deck guides and four chip books with removable swatches
  • Features the latest 5,600 spot, spot-to-process, process, and specialty spot colors
  • Keep all the essential Pantone Graphics tools at your fingertips
  • Compact, desktop display keeps tools tidy and accessible



  • Includes: Formula Guide (Coated & Uncoated), Color Bridge Guide (Coated & Uncoated), CMYK (Coated & Uncoated), Metallics, Pastels & Neons (Coated & Uncoated), Solid Chips (Coated & Uncoated), Pastels & Neons Chips (Coated & Uncoated), Metallic Chips, and Reference Library display stand
  • Comes with Paper Chip Savers for easy organization and storage of loose chips
  • Printed on the most commonly used paper stock weights (148 g/m² coated and 118 g/m² uncoated)
  • Guides include Lighting Indicator page to demonstrate when lighting conditions are suitable for color evaluation
  • Chip books include all current Pantone Spot Colors as perforated, removable paper chips with three-sided color bleed, most ideal when evaluating color
  • Each chip book page provides up to seven Pantone Colors with six individual 3 cm x 2 cm chips per color
  • Case made from sturdy, laminated wood with scratch resistant pads
  • Handcrafted in the US from materials with low environmental impact
  • Includes screwdriver and hardware for easy assembly


  • Complete collection of all 1,867 traditional spot colors, 1,845 spot-to-process colors, 2,868 four-color process colors, and 865 specialty metallic, pastel, and neon spot colors
  • Each color displayed with its corresponding number and ink formulation or values
  • Colors arranged in chromatic format, with the latest 112 colors displayed in the front of Formula Guides, Color Bridge Guides and Solid Chips books
  • Index in the back of the guides and front of books provides numeric location for each color
  • Tolerance aim <2dE to our master standard data


  • Use for inspiration and palette planning, and designing logos and branding, marketing materials, packaging, and other print applications, as well as digital design, video, and animation
  • Use for building palettes and mood boards, and for color specification, sharing and evaluation
  • Use to communicate consistent color throughout workflow and supply chain
  • Provides CMYK, HTML, and RGB values for Pantone Spot Colors when working across color formats and printing processes
  • Display, protect, and store your collection of Pantone Fan Deck Guides and Chip Books
  • An elegant workplace solution for team and departmental access to color tools