Pantone matching system
A color matching system developed by the Pantone, Inc. Based on 14 standard Pantone basic mixing colors, it includes over 1000 different shades. The Pantone Color Formula Guide is the printers' guide to the Pantone Matching System, representing shades on both coated or uncoated stock, along with the precise printing formulas to achieve each color. The fan format guide makes it easy to select colors and check printed colors against a recognized and achievable standard. The Pantone Color Formula Guide is the essential color reference tool for printers, and should be replaced by new book every year to maintain accurate color communication.Also see CMYK, color correction, color look-up table, color management systems, color permanence, color separation, color scheme, color space, color temperature, color wheel, dynamic range, and RGB.