The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a
standardized colour reproduction system. By standardizing the colours, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make
sure colours match without direct contact with one another.
One such use is standardizing 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 the CMYK process,
and there is a special subset of Pantone colours that can be reproduced using
CMYK . Those that are possible to simulate through the CMYK process are labelled
as such within the Pantone guides.
However, most of the Pantone system's 2000+ spot
colours cannot be simulated with CMYK but with 13 base pigments (15 including
white and black) mixed in specified amounts.
The Pantone system also allows for many special
colours to be produced, such as metallics and fluorescents. Pantone also
provides translations of their existing system with
screen-based colors. (Screen-based colours use the RGB colour model � red, green,
blue � system to create various colors.)
For Fashion & Textile Professionals the Fashion and
Home System, now offers 2,100 colours on cotton (TCX) and paper (TPX) and 21
colours on Nylon (TN).
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