Pantone’s CMYK Coated and Uncoated Guides Are Now Produced with G7 Calibrated Printing
Pantone has announced today that CMYK Coated and Uncoated Guides will now be available printed using G7 calibration, making them achievable at almost any print provider in the world. The CMYK Guides offer more colors to choose from, with 1,889 coated colours that do not match any existing Pantone Formula Guide Coated colour, and 1,653 unique uncoated colours that do not match any existing Pantone Formula Guide Uncoated color.
The CMYK Guides are an ideal way to visualise, communicate and control colors for type, logos, borders, backgrounds, and other treatments. It is printed to the G7 technical standard, using CRPC reference press spaces for #1 coated and uncoated paper to the G7 Colorspace conformance level. In addition, colours that already match the main Pantone colours will be marked so that unique colors can be identified with ease.
“By marking the unique colors, designers can find colors ‘in-between’ traditional Pantone Graphics colours, and because the Guides are printed CMYK, all the colors are achievable on a modern printing press or digital press,” explained Lou Prestia, Senior Product Manager at Pantone.
Text weight paper is used to match popular print specifications and includes a colour index, lighting evaluation tool, and design software. Pantone is the only internationally recognized colour communication system, allowing users to specify Pantone colours with confidence even whether manufacturing is close to home or half a world away.