29 February 2024

Colour deviations in 2023 PANTONE Colour Guides

Pantone has added 224 mixed colours and five base ink colours to the Pantone Matching System, but issues have been raised about apparent inconsistencies between the previous printed guides and the percentages specified in some of the new colour formulations.

‘Print Week’ covered this issue in the following article: https://www.printweek.com/content/news/pantone-explains-controversial-colour-changes/

To avoid issues, you are recommended, in advance and prior to processing an order, to get clear agreement on colour with clients, i.e. which book and which colour is being worked to (2016 or 2023 Pantone guides).