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PANTONE Color Systems Supported in Adobe InDesign

Built-in Support for PANTONE Colors Enhances Adobe's Professional Publishing Software

Seybold - San Francisco, August 31, 1999-- Pantone, Inc. announces the availability of PANTONE Colors in Adobe® InDesign® software. The PANTONE Color Systems are an essential component for the graphic design industry. Adobe InDesign represents a significant advancement in professional page layout technology. This announcement follows the cooperative effort to make PANTONE Colors available in all Adobe desktop publishing products, including Adobe Illustrator® and Photoshop®.

Pantone's long-standing relationship with Adobe Systems, Inc. raises the standard of professional publishing, giving customers precise color control. The support for PANTONE Colors in Adobe InDesign software allows users to specify, communicate and accurately reproduce colors using the worldwide standard language of color.

"Adobe InDesign is a next generation publishing solution for graphic design," said Richard Herbert, executive vice president of Pantone. "Pantone's technology to provide accurate color in the digital workflow integrates seamlessly to deliver a powerful and precise solution for sophisticated artists and graphic designers."

"Adobe has been offering best-of-class solutions to the graphic design community for over 17 years. Pantone was our immediate choice as a color platform because of their universally recognized color standards and advanced technology," said Jane Willis, group product marketing manager, professional publishing solutions, for Adobe Systems, Inc. "Pantone has enabled us to create a state-of-the-art solution that streamlines the workflow for graphics technicians, production artists and pre-press professionals."

Adobe InDesign software is a new, state-of-the art page layout program that delivers unprecedented creative freedom, productivity and precision, while integrating seamlessly with Adobe's other leading design programs. Created for high-end graphic designers, production artists, and pre-press professionals, Adobe InDesign removes the creative barriers presented by previously available publishing software, providing a powerful new set of tools that can shorten the distance between inspiration and reality.

Adobe InDesign will include support for the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, as well as the PANTONE Process Color System®. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe PageMaker® also support PANTONE Colors.

Pantone's influence stretches far beyond its analog and digital solutions for the graphic arts and printing industries. The company creates real-world color standards and languages for a variety of other industries, where the application of color is critical, including media-specific color systems for textiles and plastics, working with materials for interior design, architecture and high fashion. The Pantone Color Institute®, which studies the psychological as well as physiological aspects of color, tracks and predicts color trends and provides color consultation services to companies for product development, packaging, brand identification, fashion and interior design.

Pantone, Inc., the leading global source of products for the selection, control and accurate communication of color, is the developer of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, the PANTONE Process Color System and the PANTONE Hexachrome®† six-color ultra high quality process system. They provide three distinct global languages for color specification and reproduction. PANTONE Color Systems have been widely accepted and utilized by designers and printers since 1963 and are currently in use in almost 100 countries throughout the world. Pantone, Inc. is an ISO 9002 registered company. Visit our Web site at

PANTONE . . . The Power of Color®

All trademarks used herein are either the property of Pantone, Inc. or other companies. ©Pantone, Inc.'s six-color printing process is the subject of U.S. Patent No. 5,734,800. Adobe, Illustrator, InDesign, PageMaker and Photoshop, are all registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. ©Pantone, Inc., 1999

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