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PANTONE Certified Printer


The PANTONE® Certified Printer Program


For half a century, designers and color professionals have relied on Pantone for consistent color standards that produce the most accurate color matches.

Now, with the PANTONE Certified Printer Program, the Graphics Arts industries have printer resources that meet Pantone's strict quality requirements.

The PANTONE Certified Printer Program is for printers who wish to gain a competitive edge by:

  • Maintaining the highest achievable levels of color reproduction accuracy
  • Optimizing their operations from prepress to final output, to ensure greater consistency and efficiency
  • Reducing make-ready times and waste while maintaining color accuracy
  • Displaying a seal of approval from the world's leading color communications and control company

The PANTONE Certified Printer Program benefits designers, brand managers and print buyers who want:

  • Accurate print color reproduction
  • Consistent and reliable results
  • Greater confidence in choosing the right print provider
  • Timely and professional service

Comprehensive Certification
All operations areas and processes– Ink Room, Prepress, Print, Customer Handling – are reviewed in depth for proper equipment, best practices and optimal outputs. Certification experts audit, inspect, analyze and qualify all operations to meet Pantone quality standards, which have been continually refined over 50 years to ensure the highest level of accurate color reproduction.

Only Pantone's certification program includes ink room qualifications!

Basic equipment setup and practices are determined through a questionnaire.

Certification teams conduct an on-site inspection of operations.

Prepress Evaluation
File, Preflighting and Proofing processes are reviewed.

Ink Room Evaluation
Draw-down tests are performed to assess ink mixing.

Printer Evaluation
A comprehensive print test evaluates the accuracy of reproducing spot and process color printing, TVI (dot gain) curves, gray balance, photo half-tones, and overall print color and clarity.

An annual audit is conducted as a condition of renewal.

Fast ROI
On average, the Return-On-Investment for certification is under 2 months.

Sotheby’s Imprint PANTONE Printer Certification:

Sotheby's Imprint
65 Bay Street
Boston MA 02125
Skip Dyer - Executive Vice President
Email: skip.dyer@sothebysimprint.com
Phone: 617.832.1912

65 Bay Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Jane Fischbein – Vice President
Email: jane.fischbein@spire.net
Phone: 617.832.1975

56 Park Rd
Tinton, Falls NJ 07724
Bill Duerr - President
Email: bduerr@hatterascpc.com
Pnone: 212.714.1035

Phoenix Lithographing
11631 Caroline Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Bob Weir
Email: rweir@phoenixlith.com
Phone: 215.698.9000

Kirkwood Printing
904 Main St
Wilmington, MA 01887
Scott Morse
Email: smorse@kirkwoodprinting.com
Phone: 978.658.4200

Cedar Graphics
1700 Ocean Avenue
Ronkonkoma, New York 11779
Mike Clark, President
Phone: 631.467.1444, ext 169

PANTONE Certified Printer Program:

UNIMAC Graphics
350 Michele Place
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
George Amann, President
Email: gamann@unimacgraphics.com
Phone: 201.372.1000

AGI - Shorewood Packaging
2220 Midland Avenue
Toronto, ON, MIP 3E6 Canada
Terry O'Boyle, Operations Manager
Email: terry.oboyle@ipaper.com
Phone: 416.940.2430

AGI - Shorewood Group
2220 Midland Avenue
Toronto, ON, MIP 3E6 Canada
Terry O'Boyle, Operations Manager
Email: terry.oboyle@ags-worldwide.com
Phone: 416.940.2430

AGI - Shorewood Group
200 Tabor Road, East Flat Rock
East Flat Rock, NC 28726
Bob Lennon - General Manager
Email: bob.lennon@ags-worldwide.com
Phone: 828.692.6254

AGI - Shorewood Spark
1 Kero Rd
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Eric DeMaille - Director of Operations
Email: eric.demailleasq-spark.com
Phone: 201.372.3907

164, Gagarin Avenue
603009, Nizhniy Novgorod
Eygeniy Sliniakov, CEO
tel.: +7 8314 61 89 80
fax.: +7 8314 61 89 82

3 C Packaging
100 Ccc Drive
Clayton, NC 27520
Randy Sutton - Operations Manager
Phone: 919 550.9522

Wikoff Color Corporation
Ed Slezyeki – Field Manager
1886 Merritt Road
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Email: info@promis.rued.slezyeki@wikoff.com
Office: (803) 835-8321
Fax: (803) 548-5728
Cell: (704)-975-2279

More printers are in the process of being certified. Check back here soon for additional listings.

To learn more, please contact:
Matt McDowell

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