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X-Rite Digital Color Standards

An ineffective process for communicating color choices to your supply chain means extra cost and rework…and the risk of lost profits due to lack of retail shelf appeal. X-Rite Pantone digital color standards ensure that the color you choose is the color that you’ll get at shelf…across an ever-expanding set of materials and global supply chain partners.

PantoneLIVE Family

Discover a new world where colors are digitally defined, making the struggle to make color consistent across multiple surfaces, production processes, technologies, skill sets, and geographies a thing of the past.

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PantoneLIVE Design

PantoneLIVE Production

PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based architecture that enables digital specification and communication of Pantone standards to all stakeholders in the global supply chain. With centralized digital color standards and spectral values, everyone accesses and utilizes the same Pantone color libraries creating unsurpassed color consistency and a new way to manage, and communicate color.

Digital Color Standards and Communication

PantoneLIVE Design enables designers to define, create and communicate color palettes based on specific substrates, print processes, inks and application methods. These colors can be shared with the production supply chain utilizing a cloud-based repository. Brand integrity and design intent are assured across a variety of print surfaces, production processes, departments and geographies delivering expected results.

Benefits:

  • Select colors that are achievable across all desired substrates
  • Eliminate ambiguity in communicating color
  • Improve visibility to performance across an increasingly complex supply chain
  • Get to final approved color faster

Product Features

PantoneLIVE ColorBook

  • Access to 4,518 up-to-date Pantone colors.
  • Assess spot color appearance when applied to different packaging materials and printing processes.
  • Substitute spot colors in design file to improve production outcomes.

Compare Design with Realistic Color Appearance with PantoneLIVE Viewer
Create a side-by-side comparison of your design file as it would appear upon output when printed as a PMS spot color or a PMS color on 28 common packaging materials.

Complementary Tools

Pantone Tolerance Guides
Physical color standard custom printed to provide a visual LAB reference of tolerance for any given brand color.

Pantone Simulator Prints

    • Save time, money, and rework by showing how colors will appear on the most common packaging materials before artwork goes into production.
    • Communicate color intent internally or share with production partners to eliminate color risk earlier in the workflow.

Pantone Physical Color Guides
The best-selling color standards in the world, used for design inspiration, color specification, and printing accuracy.

Designed for Print and Packaging

The PantoneLIVE Production – Print and Packaging license allows packaging converters and commercial printers to access a secure, cloud-based repository of common Pantone color libraries and the corresponding dependent color standards based on 28 common printing substrates. The Print and Packaging license syncs with X-Rite’s InkFormulation Software, Color iQC and ColorCert Suite, giving your pressroom a closed-loop experience.

Benefits:

      • Reduce makeready effort by targeting realistic packaging colors before going on press
      • Decrease waste in the inkroom
      • Shorten time to market
      • Deliver consistent and repeatable color
      • Improve visibility to performance across an increasingly complex supply chain

Complementary Tools
Pantone Tolerance Guide
Physical color standard custom printed to provide a visual L*a*b reference of tolerance for any given brand color.

 

Pantone Simulator Prints

  • Save time, money, and rework by showing how colors will appear on the most common packaging materials before artwork goes into production.
  • Communicate color intent internally or share with production partners to eliminate color risk earlier in the workflow.