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The Essentials Bundle from Pantone contains traditional solid, solid-to-process, and process-only colors. It is a suitable starter set for designers, pre-press professionals, and printers interested in having colors for communication and matching on press conveniently at their fingertips. It comes with Solid Coated and Uncoated Formula Guides, Color Bridge, and CMYK guides.
Formula Guide Solid Coated & Solid Uncoated
The Formula Guide Solid Coated & Solid Uncoated from Pantone is the must-have tool for designers, printers, and color decision makers for specifying and approving spot colors in graphic projects, especially logos, branded designs, and packaging. Colors are each displayed with coordinating numbers and ink formulations so that printers anywhere in the world will understand clearly how to mix colors when matching on press.
Set features 1,867 solid colors printed on both coated and uncoated paper, for the most options possible to communicate and specify color intent accurately
112 new colors have been added to the front of the guides
Colors are each displayed with coordinating numbers and ink formulations so that printers anywhere in the world will understand clearly how to best mix colors when matching on press
Colors are predominantly arranged chromatically to allow for ease in visually locating color families and ranges
Printed colors bleed off both page sides so colors can be analyzed for matching when guide pages are laid on top of printed works during evaluation
An index can be found in the back of each guide for easy location of colors by number
The convenient fan guide format allows for optimal color scanning and portability
Guides are produced on text-weight paper in order to simulate the most commonly used industry printing substrate
A lighting indicator tool can be found at the back of each guide, allowing the user to understand if current lighting conditions are suitable for accurate color evaluation and matching
All colors are printed using a uniform ink film thickness, making them easy to match on press
Set demonstrates the effects of printing on coated and uncoated stocks for each color