Category Archives: Packaging prepress

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Designing and printing high quality flexible packaging

flexible packaging

Delivering topnotch, high quality flexible packaging is a real challenge. Shopping bags, food bags, hygiene bags, sacks or beverage cartons are all common types of flexible packaging you see every day. They can be problematic though, both from a designer’s and a printer’s viewpoint. Luckily there is a potent solution: flexographic printing. Read more…

Pantone selects Emerald Green as the Color of the Year for 2013

For over a decade, Pantone, a company long associated with setting color standards in printing, has been selecting a “Color of the Year”.

So why is 2013 a Green kind of year, more exactly the shade of green 17-5641.

Emerald Green









According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye sees more green than any other in the spectrum. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.

To say it with the words of Pantone: “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

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Pantone Queen, 60 years of color matching

For Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of her reign over England, advertising agency Precision Printing, Leo Burnett London and Pantone have developed a small, queen-shaped book that contains sixty years of Queen Elizabeth II’s most memorable wardrobe shades, printed by Precision Printing using HP Indigo technology and is comprised of sixty separate images picturing varying pigments.

Each of the individual shade references include the date and location of that particular ensemble. The images of her majesties wardrobe selections were matched by Pantone’s emulation system, achieving exact color matching from the pantone shade range.

Via Precision Printing UK

Sephora + Pantone Universe

Sephora has partnered with Pantone to present the first Sephora + Pantone Universe beauty collection. Featuring the 2012 Color of the Year Pantone 17-1463 Tangerine Tango. Check out the movie.

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PANTONE’s grab-and-go paints


MyColor, inspired by PantoneMyColor are 49 ready-to-go paint available in PANTONE Colors – no time spent waiting for tinting or mixing and no color surprises.

The colors are inspired by PANTONE and offers designers and do-it-yourselfers a less expensive, easy-to-use solution for adding a splash of color to any craft project.