The official spectral color values for PANTONE® 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating are now available in PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem. PantoneLIVE integrates across X-Rites digital workflow tools allowing brands and their suppliers to immediately start color matching, formulating and accurately producing Ultimate Gray and Illuminating for a variety of print, packaging, wide format, signage, industrial and multimedia design applications.
“A marriage of strength and optimism, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating do not have to be used in equal proportions, either color can take precedence whether for print, packaging, beauty, or home furnishings,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.
“Producing Illuminating for its highest visibility and impact or Ultimate Gray for its versatility in packaging and store displays will require the right color management software that can match the color across corrugated, film, offset and digital to ensure that all the components match,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Packaging Market Manager, X-Rite. “Together Pantone and X-Rite provide designers, brands, and their print suppliers with integrated solutions to streamline the design to production process. This includes tools for digital color communication, ink formulation, color measurement and quality control.”
For more information on producing Pantone Color of the Year 2021: PANTONE® 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating using a print and packaging workflow, read our recent blog post.