Pantone colours (also referred to 'spot' and 'solid' colors) initially come from a palette of 14 colours and each of those is then mixed according to the Pantone system's unique ink-mixing guide. It is in the precision of the mixing that makes the Pantone Processing system truly special and the inks used are created by licensed manufacturers, resulting in a consistent matching system.
Each colour comes in a coated or uncoated version and has its own number, so with more than 1,100 colours, each combination is unique and cannot be replicated any other way. There is a reason why the Pantone system exists and this is it - it can't be matched by the standard 4-colour system and the colours are truly distinctive.
Whenever you need to have an exact match of a colour - like a big brand or fast food restaurant logo, for example - you want to be able to ensure that it will look the same no matter which environment it is being viewed in. Computer monitors are all different, as are printing presses, and it is nearly impossible to get the exact same result from different processes. This is why the Pantone system is about as close to perfection as you're going to get.
Here are a few examples showing why a company might use the Pantone Matching System:
Not really, but we definitely try to keep the cost reasonable for you. Pricing for Pantone Processing varies, depending on the amount of ink needed, mixing, layout of the printing project and a few other factors. Pantone printing is considered to be specialty work in the printing industry and we would need to discuss your particular needs prior to quoting an amount.
If your printing project needs specific colours or an exact match, Pantone Processing is the way to go and our Toronto printing company can definitely take care of that for you.
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