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Think Patented, Miamisburg, OH, Receives Prestigious Pantone Color Standards Certification
January 13, 2015

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.

An Inside Look at Pantone's Color of the Year Selection Process
December 15, 2014

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.

The New Pantone 'Color of the Year' for 2015 is Pantone 18-1438 Marsala (Includes Video)
December 8, 2014

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.

X-Rite Offers Updated Pantone Certified Printer Program for Commercial Printers, Packaging Converters
December 4, 2014

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 Reveals Color of the Year for 2014
December 5, 2013

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.

The Trouble with Pantone Books
August 28, 2013

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.

Who Made That Pantone Chip?
February 22, 2013

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