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What is the meaning of Pantone?

We’ll start with the Pantone definition:

Pantone colors are color codes that stand for a specific shade.
You can communicate about colors by defining the Pantone code. Basically it is the standard language for colors and we are likely to use it as a reference.

Pantone is a standard ‘Color Matching System’ where a code number is used to identify each color. Whatever the color, it is easy to identify any color with the help of Pantone Color Guide, because each color has a different or unique code number. In this guide, a page has more than one swatch for just a single color. This means that the luminance varies from light to dark for any color.

If Pantone colors are provided, every involved party knows exactly what the end product should look like. This allows everyone to guarantee the match between the desired color and the ink color, which can differ if you don’t use a PMS color.

Pantone colors are defined by a formula. The formula developed by Pantone results in a spot color. This means that the color is created from a palette of 18 basic colors.

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