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Pantone Colour Matching on extra-colour inkjets

 

By Simon Eccles


Pantone has published guides to show colour matching using extended gamut inksets

Simon Eccles looks at what Pantone matching means, how it works and why it matters to printers and their clients.

Digital printer manufacturers often state that their devices are able to match a large percentage of Pantone colours. A few years ago it tended to be "about 85%".

Now Epson has claimed that the ten-colour UltraChrome HDX inkset used in its latest SureColor SC-P aqueous printer series can match a remarkable 99% of Pantone values. Here we look at what Pantone matching means, how it works and why it matters to printers and their clients.

Accurate reproduction of brand colours is becoming ever more important for large format inkjet print. No longer is it enough to simply print on larger pieces of media; now the customers expect accurate colours that precisely match other elements in their cross-media marketing campaigns.

Colour management is an important part of making sure that printers' output is accurate and consistent.

 

 

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