The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a standardized color language and design system that allows for color matching and is run by Pantone Inc. The goal of the PMS matching system is to make the color language universal for printers and many other industries. It ensures color standardization and is coded through a numbering system, also known as Pantone numbers. This system is widely used because of it’s high level of correctness in color identification, quality control, and meticulous design specifications.
Pantone defines what the color is supposed to look like, whether the color is the right shade of magenta, cyan, red, or yellow, etc. As Pantone is the most widely used color system in the world, it does offer great benefits in getting the finished result just right, rather than having to go through trial-and-error.
There are various PMS Palettes available, including the Pantone Solid, Process, Textile and Plastic palettes. These different palettes are industry specific, although the Pantone Solid Color palette is the most widely produced color palette by Pantone.
What if your colors are in CMYK? A conversion from CMYK to Pantone can be made, as well as vice-versa. Pantone does also offer a wider range of colors that CMYK might not be able to achieve.
As a printing and packaging leader, Netpak is proud to demonstrate the highest levels of reliability, quality and consistency associated to their production. In addition to color matching correctness, Netpak is also GMI certified. This designation underscores Netpak’s ability to adhere to consistent and repeatable colour reproduction standards and techniques that meet all the customers’ coloration requirements. Learn more about our various certifications and how Netpak continues to be a folding carton industry leader here.
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