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Pantone Releases 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition
PANTONE PLUS SERIES Packaging and Covers

CARLSTADT, N.J., Feb. 25, 2013 – Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today unveiled limited-edition PANTONE® PLUS SERIES packaging to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The PLUS SERIES is a complete color communication system that fulfills the analog and digital workflow needs of graphic design, print, packaging, web design, animation and video professionals.

“In celebration of Pantone’s 50 years of color inspiration, we designed special anniversary edition packaging and covers for the PANTONE PLUS SERIES,” said Giovanni Marra, director of corporate marketing at Pantone. “The PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® sparked a revolution in color management and inspiration. We can’t wait to see how the PLUS SERIES shapes the next 50 years of color.”

The limited-edition PANTONE PLUS SERIES guides and books feature metallic covers and a 50th anniversary logo. Additionally, the PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE and PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE sets are packaged in a 50th anniversary gift box.

Value bundles, including PANTONE ESSENTIALS and PORTABLE GUIDE STUDIO, have a redesigned carry case that can easily store up to nine PANTONE guides. The REFERENCE LIBRARY was also recently redesigned and elegantly displays the entire PLUS SERIES library. As an added incentive, customers can trade in any old PANTONE guide for a $50 rebate toward the purchase of any PLUS Value Bundle until June 30, 2013.

PANTONE PLUS SERIES
Based on the original PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM released in 1963, the PANTONE PLUS SERIES includes a complete collection of color tools that support creativity from design to production. These include 1,677 colors, PANTONE COLOR MANAGER software, a Lighting Indicator page and a ColorChecker Photography Target.

The powerful PANTONE COLOR MANAGER software integrates PANTONE colors into popular design software including Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 and QuarkXPress® 9, while also giving users the ability to create custom PANTONE color profiles for accurate color reproduction and visualization. A new Lighting Indicator page, reformulated for better performance, ensures ideal lighting conditions for color evaluation. The ColorChecker Photography Target, included in COLOR BRIDGE, helps with digital image color correction.

The complete PANTONE PLUS SERIES includes:

Product U.S. Pricing
PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE (Solid Coated & Solid Uncoated) $135
COLOR BRIDGE (Coated & Uncoated) $239
PANTONE SOLID CHIPS (Coated & Uncoated) $319
PANTONE CMYK (Coated & Uncoated) $125
PANTONE METALLIC FORMULA GUIDE (Coated) $69
PANTONE METALLICS CHIPS (Coated) $169
PANTONE PREMIUM METALLICS (Coated) $79
PANTONE PREMIUM METALLICS CHIPS (Coated) $175
PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS (Coated & Uncoated) $79
PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS CHIPS (Coated & Uncoated) $175
PANTONE COLOR MANAGER software Free software download
with purchase
myPANTONE and X-Ref $9.99 and $1.99


PANTONE PLUS SERIES Value Bundles include:

Product U.S. Pricing
PANTONE ESSENTIALS with FORMULA GUIDE, COLOR BRIDGE and CMYK GUIDES – 6 Total $369
PANTONE PORTABLE GUIDE STUDIO with FORMULA GUIDE, COLOR BRIDGE, CMYK, METALLICS, PREMIUM METALLICS AND PASTEL & NEONS $499
PANTONE REFERENCE LIBRARY with FORMULA GUIDE, CHIPS and COLOR BRIDGE $1,199


Pricing and Availability

The limited-edition PANTONE PLUS SERIES guides and books are available immediately and can be purchased from the Pantone website at www.pantone.com/plus and through Pantone resellers worldwide. The PANTONE COLOR MANAGER software is free-of-charge upon registration. The entire PANTONE PLUS SERIES is also available in Plastic Standard Chips that are suitable for plastic product design and development.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world's color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com. For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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 www.xrite.com.

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