The Pantone Colour Matching System is largely standardised colour reproduction system. By standardising the colours, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colour match without direct contact with one another.
One such use is standardising colours in the CMYK process. The CMYK process is a method of printing colour by using four inks – cyan, magenta, yellow and black. A majority of the world’s printed material is produced using this process.
However, most of the Pantone system’s spot colours cannot be simulated with CMYK but with 13 base pigments (15 including white and black) mixed in specified amounts and that is where our expertise at Colour Fountain in West Yorkshire comes to the forefront as our experienced team of ink technicians can mix the exact colour you require.