Product Reviews

Pantone Plus

"Adobe® Creative Suite® plays a central role in helping designers realize their artistic visions and Pantone is also crucial to this process, allowing creatives to make and implement critical colour decisions,” said Lea Hickman, senior director, design and Web segment at Adobe. "PANTONE PLUS provides Adobe Creative Suite users with expanded colour sets and more intuitive selection to help streamline the creative process."

A modern evolution of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, the PANTONE PLUS SERIES provides designers and printers with new features and capabilities to fulfill their creative desires. Enhancements include the chromatic arrangement of colours for more intuitive selection, an expanded palette of spot colours, the addition of new premium metallics and a broader range of neons.

PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software, available free-of-charge with every PLUS SERIES purchase, lets designers update their favorite design applications with the new PLUS SERIES Color Libraries. An added feature allows users to convert spot colours to CMYK simulations based on loaded ICC profiles. Creatives can also access the entire PANTONE PLUS SERIES from their iPhones with the myPANTONE™ iPhone® application, empowering designers to capture, create and share PANTONE Color Palettes – wherever they go and whenever they find inspiration.

Making a colour critical decision under the wrong lighting conditions can greatly compromise the final product. All guides in the PLUS SERIES include a ColorChecker Lighting Indicator to instantly show whether current lighting conditions are suitable for colour evaluation.


 All books in the PLUS SERIES are printed on text-weight paper to more closely reflect the majority of printed work today and meet certification standards set forth by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an independent organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Products carrying the FSC label assure consumers they are choosing products from forests managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations (Certificate Code SW-COC-003183).

The PANTONE PLUS SERIES products are available immediately and can be purchased from the Pantone Web site at or from PANTONE resellers worldwide.

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