A new Customer Experience Center has been opened in X-Rite’s Grand Rapids, MI, headquarters.
If Duke and Kentucky meet in college basketball’s national championship game, will you root for Pantone 286 or Pantone 287?
Less than a dozen printers have been certified by Pantone for having achieved high standards for superior color output, and Think Patented is one of the recent additions to this list. The rare Pantone certification adds to Think Patented’s long list of industry awards, including its certification as both a G7 Master printer and G7 Process Control Master.
Laurie Pressman, VP of the Pantone Color Institute, explains how
the color is chosen each year: "The Color of the Year selection
requires careful consideration. To distill the prevailing mood into
a single hue, the team at the Pantone Color Institute quite
literally comb the world looking for future design and color
influences, watching out for that one color seen as ascending and
building in importance through all creative sectors."
Before finalizing its choice, Pantone takes a look back at all previous selections by laying them out visually, considering how they appear together and revisiting the color messaging of each shade.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, and her team, has selected Pantone 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red color, as the Color of the Year for 2015. "This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors," said Eiseman.
The newly updated Pantone Certified Printer Program for commercial printers and packaging converters creates total quality management based on industry best practices and procedures. The process begins with a Pantone Certified Printer Audit conducted by an X-Rite specialist. The audit process isolates issues that compromise color accuracy and is the basis for the implementation of Standards-Based Procedures.
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, Pantone's Color of the Year for 2014, is a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple. Expressive and exotic, it blooms with confidence and warmth.
Sun Chemical will assist X-Rite in introducing the eXact series of spectrophotometers to the print and packaging industries. eXact offers customers a way to measure true daylight conditions by supporting all of the M Standards inclusive of the complete M1.
A new Pantone book is not only there in case your issue has faded or to update you on the new colors Pantone has added...Pantone reserves the right to adjust some of your tried-and-true colors from year to year. I learned this the hard way on a press check a few years ago when my printer’s PMS 362 did not match mine.
In the early 1960s, as Lawrence Herbert drove to work in a blue
Cadillac with cherry red seats, he mulled over a problem: How to
create a “universal language” of color. Herbert, the owner of the
Pantone printing company, had just produced a retail display card
that helped shoppers choose pantyhose.
The solution, he realized, was to create a unified color system in which each shade was expressed as a number. “If somebody in New York wanted something printed in Tokyo, they would simply open up the book and say, ‘Give me Pantone 123,’ ” Herbert says