On the previous post, we talked about the basic solid-colour pantone palettes. Of course, pantone also provides four-colour palettes: the CMYK pantone palette (coated/uncoated). (on programs they’re referred to as “pantone process coated/uncoated”)
Pantone CMYK colour palettes
Those palettes let us choose a colour by giving us the exact analogies we have to use to produce them with four-colour printing. Like in the aforementioned cases, there are two types of palettes; one for coated and one for uncoated paper. Using them through the programs is like using a simple colour sample, which also analyzes each colour in the four-colour printing colours. However, if we have printed swatch books, then we can accurately see if the colours we have chosen on our file are the desirable ones. Especially in the case of uncoated paper, the printed swatch book helps us prevent wide colour divergence. The last pantone palettes we’re going to mention are very helpful when we want to use solid colour for one project and four-colour printing on another project for the same client.
Those are the Pantone Bridge palettes (coated/uncoated)
Pantone Bridge colour palettes
Pantone CMYK – solid colour differences
These palettes facilitate the analysis of a pantone colour on four-colour printing. The divergence is quite high, as you can see on the picture. That occurs because pantone colours are not four-colour products, but are produced by various blends (fluorescent and transparent colours).
Tip: If we plan to use some pantone solid colour on a business profile, we should choose a colour that can be well rendered with four-colour printing (consulting the pantone Bridge palette) or decide to always use chosen pantone colour as an extra colour even on four-colour printing. Otherwise, variances will be quite large.
Pantone colour palettes (follow up)