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Digital Color Workspace Pantone Studio Wins Bronze Cannes Lion Award for Taking Color Management and Inspiration Mobile

Following this award, app releases updates to enable more shareable, integrated color work and play

CARLSTADT, N.J., July 11, 2017 – Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, and provider of professional color standards and digital solutions under a universal language, today announces that PANTONE Studio has been awarded a Bronze Cannes Lion Award in the Digital Craft category. As part of the momentum for the company’s flagship digital design and color reference app, Pantone also announces app updates to more seamlessly harmonize Pantone color into design workflows for users all over the world.

Building on the app’s offering of greater convenience in capturing, testing and sharing Pantone color, app updates include:

  • Global access. PANTONE Studio is now available in nine additional languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified & Traditional Chinese.
  • More Pantone palette expressions. A beloved feature of the app, Studio users now have even more versatile options for sharing Pantone palettes with inspirational images.
  • New ways to share. Studio users can now directly upload designs created in the app to Tumblr and Pinterest accounts. A dedicated sharing link from Pantone Studio enables larger display of designs on desktop devices via any Internet browser.
  • Improved integration with Adobe design software. A more seamless integration with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Photoshop software enables a direct navigation flow and access to more versatile file formats such as .ASE for their preferred tools.
  • PANTONE Color of the Year guide. In addition to the full library of Pantone color systems already available on the app, Studio offers a PANTONE Color of the Year 2017 color guide featuring the PANTONE Color of the Year 2017, PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery, and every other Color of the Year going back to the original in 2000.

Almost a year after the launch of PANTONE Studio in August 2016, these app updates commence a series of developments that will ultimately better integrate Studio into Pantone’s other digital solutions for design and production, which together will aim to vastly improve color management through digital tools created for contemporary design workflows.

For more information about PANTONE Studio, visit us at PANTONE Studio for iPhone is available for download for iOS via the App Store.

About Pantone

Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, enables color-critical decisions, from inspiration to realization, for brands and manufacturers.

Over 10 million designers and producers around the world employ Pantone products and services to communicate through color, and control consistency across various materials and finishes.

Pantone offers designers, brands and consumers, products and services through three unique business divisions: Pantone standards, which includes digital and physical workflow tools and the quintessential Pantone color language; the Pantone Color Institute™, which provides trend, brand identity, and color assurance consulting services; and Pantone Lifestyle, the consumer products division that brings color and design together across apparel, home and accessories.

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About Pantone Standards

In 1963, Pantone revolutionized the printing industry with the colorful PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, an innovative tool allowing for the faithful selection, articulation and reproduction of consistent, accurate color anywhere in the world. The tool organizes color standards through a proprietary numbering system and chip format, which have since become iconic to the Pantone brand.

Pantone’s color language supports all color conscious industries; textiles, apparel, beauty, interiors, architectural and industrial design, encompassing over 10,000 color standards across multiple materials including printing, textiles, plastics, pigments, and coatings.

Pantone Standards are available both digitally and physically, and integrated workflow tools such as PantoneLIVE and Pantone Studio, ensure market-relevancy and color achievability as technology continues to transform the design process.

About X-Rite

X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit

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