Pantone - 2/15/2006
Pantone Releases 125 New Specialty Colors
CARLSTADT, N.J. Feb. 15, 2006 Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional
color standards for the design industries, today announced the availability of 125 new specialty colors. The
new Pantone metallic formula guide features 97 new metallic shades and the Pantone pastel formula
guide features 28 new pastel colors, making this the broadest collection of Pantone Specialty Colors
available today. Designers, printers and their clients now have more choices for subtle and shimmering tones
to enhance the shelf-appeal of products and influence consumers' perceptions of quality.
The new Pantone metallic and pastel color palettes are available in fan guide format for convenience and
portability, or as loose-leaf chips books with tear-out color swatches for easy color specification. In addition,
replacement pages are available for both Pantone metallic chips and antone pastel chips, making it
easy for designers to update their Pantone Color reference books with the latest specialty colors.
"Designers are incorporating more specialty colors into their designs especially metallic colors," said Doris
Brown, vice president of marketing for Pantone, Inc. "Without them it would be impossible to reproduce the
true luster and sleek shine of a new sports car or the pale rosy blush of a peach. Creative professionals know
they can trust Pantone to give them the exact specifications for accurate and flawless color quality. The new
metallic and pastel guides offer designers hundreds of new color choices."
For more than 40 years, Pantone has provided color formula guides to ensure that color reproduction adheres
to exact industry standards. Pantone's flagship product, the Pantone formula guide, sets the benchmark for
color and provides a consistent method for the selection and matching of solid Patnone Colors. In addition
to solid colors, Pantone provides specialty colors such as those included in the Pantone metallic and
Pantone pastel guides to accommodate today's product and package design trends.
Pantone metallic formula guide
To reproduce the shimmer of a broad range of metallic colors, the Pantone metallic formula guide now
contains 301 dazzling colors on coated stock. Each of the chromatically arranged colors is displayed along
with its unique Pantone Number and ink mixing formulation for communicating these sophisticated shades
with confidence. The corresponding chips book provides tear-out chips for accurate color specification.
Pantone pastel formula guide
The Pantone pastel formula guide gives professionals an easy-to-use reference tool featuring a full range
of soft and subtle colors not found in the lighter shades of the antone Matching System. One hundred
fifty four pastel colors are chromatically arranged and available in a fan guide format along with their Pantone
Number and ink formula, or in book format with tear-out chips to ensure accurate color specification. The
Pantone pastel formula guide and chips book are both printed on coated and uncoated stock to show how
different papers affect color appearance.
The new color guides are produced on the company's customized KBA printing press, which has been
precision-engineered for improved color consistency. The press uses state-of-the-art printing technology
with integrated color measurement controls to reproduce color with even greater consistency and tighter
tolerances. This new technology greatly improves this critical process.