Graphics - What our technology partners are saying about The PANTONE PLUS SERIES
What our technology partners are saying about The PANTONE PLUS SERIES

"Adobe® Creative Suite® plays a central role in helping designers realize their artistic visions and Pantone is also crucial to this process, allowing creatives to make and implement critical color decisions,” said Lea Hickman, senior director, design and web segment at Adobe. "PANTONE PLUS provides Adobe Creative Suite users with expanded color sets and more intuitive selection to help streamline the creative process."

“The combination of PANTONE technology with :Apogee's Smart Color Management has delivered consistent, predictable and reliable color output throughout the graphic production process for years now,” said Erik Peeters, marketing manager, :ApogeeTM. “As this color commitment is essential to Agfa :Apogee, Suite 7.0 will support the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES and maintain compatible leading front end applications.”

“The inclusion of PANTONE Color Libraries in pressSIGN-Pro 4 is a major development for five- and six-color printing,” said Ian Reid, managing director at Bodoni Systems. “Bodoni welcomes the introduction of PANTONE PLUS, with its additional range of 224 colors giving designers a wider choice of critical colors. We will include PANTONE PLUS as a free upgrade to existing version pressSIGN-Pro 4 users, enabling printers to match any PANTONE Color selected by their customers.”

“In the past Canon worked with Pantone to support their products in our Laser devices, including the iR ADVANCE. This is a relationship Canon will continue to support during the present and into the future,” said Howard Roberts, European solutions planning director, Canon Europe Limited.

“We are excited about the development of the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES. Packaging and package design companies will greatly benefit from this comprehensive upgrade to the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM. As a Pantone partner for many years, CGS will support PANTONE PLUS in the ORIS applications, ORIS Color Tuner//Web, ORIS Press Matcher//Web and the ORIS Certified Suite. PANTONE PLUS will be supported in the next release of these products, which will be available some time after IPEX,” said Andreas Kaemmerer, COO, CGS Publishing Technologies Intl. GmbH.

“The CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite team is continually challenged by our users to  provide them with the highest quality graphics tools available,” said John Falsetto, product manager for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. “We value our partnership with Pantone because it provides our customers the high-quality, industry-standard color palettes they need to create powerful and engaging designs. We look forward to supporting the new PANTONE PLUS color palettes – combined with the precision and versatility of CorelDRAW, these will give us a very robust offering for the design market.”

“The new PANTONE PLUS SERIES is poised to become the most relevant spot color system for the graphic arts market, and EFI is pleased to offer PANTONE PLUS support in our products,” said Stefan Spiegel, general manager of Graphic Arts Solutions at EFI. “As the market leader in proofing and wide-format production printing, EFI always ensures its customers benefit from the latest technology developments.”

“EFI has worked with Pantone for many years now to ensure that all our Fiery® controllers are licensed to be Pantone calibrated. This ensures the highest level of accuracy and consistency when reproducing PANTONE Colors,” said Sharon Henley, product manager at Fiery Color and Imaging (part of EFI’s Advanced Professional Print Software division). “Supporting the PANTONE PLUS SERIES is not only important in our graphic arts markets, but also in our enterprise markets where color, particularly as it relates to corporate color and brand recognition, is all the more important.”

“At Epson, we are proud to lead the inkjet printing industry in accurately reproducing a wide range of colors,” said Munenori Ando, general manager of Large Format Printing Sales and Marketing at Seiko Epson Corporation. “We truly believe that by supporting Pantone’s new color standard we will provide even greater levels of satisfaction to professionals working in the imaging and printing fields.”

“As long-standing partners of Pantone, EskoArtwork is committed to supporting PANTONE PLUS in its Suite 10 family of prepress software applications for packaging, commercial print and display,” said Jan De Roeck, director, Solution Management at EskoArtwork. “The EskoArtwork Color Engine and interactive applications have always used PANTONE Colors as a common means for color communication across the packaging and print supply chain. With support for PANTONE PLUS, EskoArtwork confirms once more its strategy of embracing industry standards. PANTONE PLUS support will be available in a future release of Suite 10.”

“At Global Graphics® we work hard to ensure customers have everything they need to be productive and profitable when using the Harlequin® RIP, and inclusion of support for PANTONE PLUS is an important part of that,” said Martin Bailey, chief technology officer at Global Graphics. “As Pantone extends its solutions to respond to changing industry needs, we will continue to work with them and enable our customers to take advantage of the benefits.”

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“Here at GMC Software Technology we see ever-greater adoption of color in all sectors of our target markets including some, such as transactional print, that were traditionally black and white. This creates an increasing need for consistency and predictability between different jobs using different print technologies,” said Jeff DeVoyd, vice president of product marketing at GMC. “PANTONE PLUS enhances this with its added colors and new viewing guidelines that help users select and view colors accurately. This is in line with GMC’s ‘Design Once, Output Anywhere’ philosophy.”

“PANTONE solutions are very popular in the graphic art industry,” said Paul Willems, chief executive officer for GMG. “The relationship between our companies started in 2003. GMG was one of the first companies to support the PANTONE Goe™ color standards to the benefit of GMG customers. Pantone continues to improve and add new color standards and GMG will support the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES shortly after its introduction. GMG solutions are the state of the art in the proofing and LFP, wide format and digital printing market and GMG solution are very accurate to reproduce the PANTONE Color Standards.”

“As a long-standing partner of X-Rite and Pantone, we welcome the new features of the PANTONE PLUS SERIES,” says Christopher Berti, vice president of product management, Prinect & CtP at Heidelberg. “It will allow our clients to respond, even better, to the demanding needs of their print buyers. We will integrate the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES into our Prinect product suite in the near future.”

InfoPrint and Pantone have a common objective of delivering solutions to meet the color needs of customers and extend the range of color applications,” said George Promis, InfoPrint Solutions vice president of Production Inkjet Solutions and Technology Alliances. “New color tools and utilities for the InfoPrint 5000, in conjunction with support for the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES, give our customers the confidence that, for example, their corporate logo and brand identity colors  can be produced using an established industry standard.”

Konica Minolta has been a Pantone partner for years and licenses many of our color output devices to support PANTONE Colors. We have the goal of delivering products that continually improve the quality of color output,” said Olaf Lorenz, general manager of the newly established Production Printing Division of Konica Minolta Business Solution Europe GmbH. “We will continue to work closely with Pantone to give our customers the assurance of compatibility with the global color language.”

“The award winning TASKalfa 500ci Series is already recognized by our industry for its superior image quality, performance and ultra-reliability. With PANTONE Color approval, we have elevated our product's imaging performance to a higher level, giving end-users true peace of mind in knowing that their color-critical documents can be produced with accuracy and consistency to the internationally recognized PANTONE Color System,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president, marketing for Kyocera Mita America. “We are pleased to deliver yet another distinctive advantage for Kyocera's flagship color MFPs with support for PANTONE PLUS.”

Océ has a proven track record of providing customers with solutions beyond just the printing device. As an example, we pioneered in complying with generally accepted color stability and matching standards with our Océ CS665 Pro color production printer,” said Dirk Van Thillo, director, Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management Production Cutsheet Systems. “With the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, Pantone is advancing their unique matching system to the needs of today's users. We are confident that it will be well-received by print professionals in our customer network.”

“We have enjoyed a long-standing, collaborative partnership with Pantone, sharing a goal of delivering technology innovation that heightens color consistency and impacts the success of print service providers,” said Dean Derhak, product director at ONYX Graphics, Inc. “Support for the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES in our production RIP software gives customers easier working processes, shorter design-to-print timelines and improved digital print compatibility.”

“We’re inspired by the designer’s passion for perfection,” said Tim Banister, general manager for Desktop Technology at Quark Inc. “By providing support for the new color offerings in the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, Quark is helping designers stay current, achieve superior results and make color-critical decisions confidently and accurately.”

Xerox is excited to learn of Pantone's augmentation of current PANTONE Colors with these new, important colors for the print industry,” said Deb Cantabene, vice president of workflow marketing, Xerox Global Business Group. “Xerox FreeFlowTM Print Server (FFPS) will support printing with PANTONE PLUS Colors in future releases, and is an extension of our existing Pantone partnership.”

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