PMS Colour Chart is a Pantone colour guide here to help you with you choice of colours for printing or embroidery.
PMS Pantone colours can vary slightly depending on your computer monitors – so for accurate PMS indications it may be best to give us a call if you need confirmation on exact matching of Pantone colours 🙂
Pantone Color Matching System
The Pantone Color Chart and matching system is largely a standardized colour reproduction system. By standardizing the colours, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.
One such use is standardizing colours in the CMYK process. The CMYK process is a method of printing color by using four inks—cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. A majority of the world’s printed material is produced using the CMYK process, and there is a special subset of Pantone colors that can be reproduced using CMYK . Those that are possible to simulate through the CMYK process are labeled as such within the company’s guides.
However, most of the Pantone system’s 1,114 spot colors cannot be simulated with CMYK but with 13 base pigments (14 including black) mixed in specified amounts.
The Pantone system also allows for many special colors to be produced, such as metallics and fluorescents. While most of the Pantone system colors are beyond the printed CMYK gamut, it was only in 2001 that Pantone began providing translations of their existing system with screen-based colors. (Screen-based colors use the RGB color model—red, green, blue—system to create various colors.) The Goe system has RGB and LAB values with each color.
Pantone colours are described by their allocated number (typically referred to as, for example, “PMS 130”). PMS colors are almost always used in branding and have even found their way into government legislation and military standards.