Specifying PANTONE EXTENDED GAMUT colors to customers, pre-press suppliers or printers


How do I effectively specify my colors to my customer, prepress supplier or printer using the PANTONE EXTENDED GAMUT Coated Guide Color standards?

When designing in the preferred design application, one should specify a color from the PANTONE PLUS SERIES Color Libraries you have synced utilizing PANTONE COLOR MANAGER or the PantoneLIVE Adobe Illustrator Ink Book and Viewer plugins.

Use this PANTONE EXTENDED GAMUT Coated Guide to determine when it may be possible to more accurately reproduce a solid PANTONE Color using PANTONE Process CMYK and PANTONE XG Orange, Green and Violet (OGV) Inks.

First, identify the desired PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® Color (using a current PLUS SERIES FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated – sold separately). Then, locate that PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Color using the same page number in the PANTONE EXTENDED GAMUT Coated Guide and compare under proper lighting conditions. If the PANTONE EXTENDED GAMUT Color is not visually acceptable, the color should remain specified as a solid color. When the PANTONE EXTENDED GAMUT Color appears adequate, please use PANTONE COLOR MANAGER software to incorporate these colors into your files. To assist you, support files are available at pantone.com/extendedgamut.

The screen tint percentages supplied are based on the printing conditions under which this Guide was produced and are intended as guidelines (see the PRINTING NOTES section below). If your workflow varies from ours, adjustments may be made to optimize the match.

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