Colour for print and packaging: Which guide is right for you?

Colour for print and packaging

Which guide is right for you?

March 26, 2018

Which guide is right for you?
Formula Guide

Formula Guide is Pantone’s most globally recognised and used colour guide. With 1,867 Pantone Spot Colours and ink formulations, it is the must-have professional graphic design tool recommended for colour inspiration, communication, specification, production, and quality control. Fan out, select, and communicate your Pantone Colours, but don’t forget to keep your guide up-to-date! Colours fade over time and your old guide may be missing new colours.

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Color Bridge

The Pantone Color Bridge guide is a multifaceted tool, providing a side-by-side visual comparison of Pantone Spot Colours (Formula Guide colours) versus their closest CMYK process printing equivalent. The Pantone Color Bridge can save you time and money when used before production to see what your spot colour might look like when printed in 4-colour process. But that’s not all: Color Bridge also provides CMYK, Hex and RGB values for each colour, making it the go-to tool for digital design.

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Extended Gamut

Extended colour gamut printing is the latest development in process printing technology. The Pantone Extended Gamut guide allows for ~90% better Pantone Spot Color matches over CMYK by adding Orange, Green, and Violet to the colour gamut. Each colour is displayed with both the ink percentages and as the RGB values. For eye-catching colour on a budget, Extended Gamut is the ideal tool to help with your print production workflow.

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