Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the addition of 336 New Colors to its PANTONE ® PLUS SERIES, bringing the total to 1,677 colors.
“Pantone is committed to continually deliver essential color inspiration and innovation to creatives and color professionals,” said Giovanni Marra, director of corporate marketing at Pantone. “Designers consistently demand more colors to differentiate their work and stand out in a crowded marketplace. We created the 336 New Colors with this in mind, expanding all color ranges to offer designers greater creative freedom.”The New Colors were inspired by the PANTONE Goe™ System and add depth and breadth to the PLUS SERIES Color Library with fresh hues that did not previously exist. The Goe System represents important technical improvements in the area of ink film consistency and coatability, and these benefits have migrated to the 336 New Colors. Formulated using consistent ink-film thicknesses, the 366 New Colors can be easily reproduced by printers worldwide. All 336 New Colors will be available in coated and uncoated formats and are printed on text-weight paper to match popular print specifications. Pricing, Availability and System Information The 336 New Colors, coated and uncoated, are available immediately and can be purchased from the Pantone website at www.pantone.com/plus and through PANTONE Resellers worldwide. The additional colors will be available as supplements for a limited time so owners of previous publications can easily update their Guides. COLOR BRIDGE ® supplements featuring the 336 New Colors will be available in June. All new orders for core publications (PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE, COLOR BRIDGE, etc.) will ship with the 336 New Colors supplements. The list below provides a complete breakdown of pricing and availability for all products that will include the 336 New Colors.
|PANTONE PLUS SERIES||336 New Colors||Core Publications with|
|336 New Colors Supplement||Supplement Only||336 New Colors|
| FORMULA GUIDE (Solid coated and uncoated) ||$60||$135|
| SOLID CHIPS (coated or uncoated) ||$79||$319|
| COLOR BRIDGE (coated or uncoated) Available June ||$70||$149|
| COLOR BRIDGE coated and uncoated Set – Available June ||$99||$239|
|DESIGNER FIELD GUIDE (coated or uncoated) with Supplement||n/a||$109|
|DESIGNER FIELD GUIDE coated and uncoated Set with Supplement||n/a||$179|
|ESSENTIALS with FORMULA GUIDE Supplement||n/a||$349|
|ESSENTIALS with both FORMULA GUIDE and COLOR BRIDGE Supplements – Available June||n/a||$369|
|PORTABLE GUIDE STUDIO with FORMULA GUIDE Supplement||n/a||$469|
|PORTABLE GUIDE STUDIO with FORMULA GUIDE and COLOR BRIDGE Supplements – Available June||n/a||$499|
|REFERENCE LIBRARY with FORMULA GUIDE and CHIPS Supplements||n/a||$1099|
|REFERENCE LIBRARY with FORMULA GUIDE, CHIPS and COLOR BRIDGE Supplements – Available June||n/a||$1199|