How are the PANTONE guides printed?
The solid PANTONE Color Publications are printed in our facility in Carlstadt, New Jersey. We print on sheetfed equipment with a dry offset process, using specially modified equipment. Although we print dry offset to maintain the tightest possible control, the ink densities used are first tested using conventional wet offset plates, in order to best simulate conditions experienced by the average commercial printer. We print 28 individual spot colors to a form, with a separate key for the text printed in a second pass. Conventional offset printing inks are used.