Pantone Introduces New PANTONE PLUS Revision
PANTONE PLUS SERIES CMYK
The new CMYK guide offers a smoother progression of 2,886 CMYK colors for four-color process printing. The guide is printed with bio-friendly ISO-certified inks using a digital workflow within ISO specifications and G7 processes, but on optically brightened paper, allowing for a single version that is suitable for worldwide use.
PANTONE PLUS SERIES PREMIUM METALLICS and PREMIUM METALLICS CHIPS
The PANTONE PLUS SERIES provides significantly enhanced tools for working with specialty colors that add flair and pop to any design. PREMIUM METALLICS includes 300 new, non-leafing metallics that have been formulated for greater brilliance even when coated.
PANTONE PLUS SERIES PASTELS & NEONS and PASTELS & NEONS CHIPS
Neon colors have been gaining popularity in print, spurred by the sportswear, swimwear and footwear markets. To satisfy this increasing demand, PASTELS & NEONS offers a broad collection of 154 pastels with 56 neon colors.
Pricing, Availability and System Information
The PANTONE PLUS SERIES products are available immediately and can be purchased from the Pantone website at www.pantone.com or from PANTONE resellers worldwide. COLOR BRIDGE will be available in June 2010. Through the PANTONE Chip-in Program, customers can trade in old PANTONE Products and receive a rebate to help offset the cost of upgrading to PANTONE PLUS.
Every PLUS series purchase includes COLOR MANAGER Software free-of-charge upon registration. The public beta version of COLOR MANAGER will be available in June 2010 to registered users. PANTONE PLUS Digital Libraries for Adobe and Quark will also be available in June 2010 free-of-charge to anyone wanting to update their favorite software with the new PLUS SERIES colors.
myPANTONE and X-Ref are available for download at the Apple iPhone App Store for U.S. $9.99 and $1.99 respectively. myPANTONE and X-Ref are compatible with iPhone OS 3.0 or higher, and can be used on the iPhone, iPod Touch® and iPad. Automatic updates to the applications including the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES Color Libraries will be available June 2010.