How does PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE differ from the PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE?
PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE displays a side-by-side match between the PANTONE solid color on the left, and the closest CMYK simulation on the right. sRGB and HTML data is printed beneath the solid color, and CMYK values beneath the simulation. The product serves as a ‘bridge’ between solid color printing, CMYK printing and Web design; hence the title PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE. Guides are available individually on coated or uncoated paper, or as a two-guide set.
PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE displays the 18 basic PANTONE mixing colors, and then displays a palette of formulated colors using the base inks in varying proportions. Each color is displayed with the PANTONE reference number, and precise ink mixing formulas displayed as percentages by volume.