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Pantone Announces 56 New Colors

Press release from the issuing company

CARLSTADT, N.J., April 10, 2007 – Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today began shipping PANTONE COLOR INSPIRATION/2007, a limited edition guide of the latest trend colors, featuring 56 all-new spot colors for graphic designers, brand managers, ad agencies and printers. PANTONE COLOR INSPIRATION/ 2007 is available, at no additional cost, with PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE or PANTONE ESSENTIALS purchases. PANTONE COLOR INSPIRATION/2007 is based on Pantone's annual forecast for the home furnishings industry, PANTONE VIEW Home 2007. The 56 new spot colors were specially formulated for offset printing and are divided into eight distinct color palettes of seven colors each. Ink mixing formulas and RGB data for repurposing on the Web are provided for each color. "Graphic designers draw upon a variety of industries for inspiration and color trend information, and home is an area of major influence,” said Doris Brown, vice president of marketing for Pantone, Inc. "For years, Pantone has provided the home furnishings industry with the trend-setting color palettes for their market. Now, for the first time, we are extending this expertise to the graphic design community, and offering 56 new colors for offset printing, directly from our forecast service, to further enhance creativity in the graphics industry.” The eight color palettes featured in PANTONE COLOR INSPIRATION/2007 are Simply Elegant, Classic Chic, Lumens, Mélange, Aux Naturale, Grass Roots, Fresh Air and Light Touch. The bundle also includes PANTONE COLORIST software. COLORIST provides access to a Web-based version of the COLOR INSPIRATION/2007 guide, with CMYK values for the 56 new colors that are viewable in RGB, as well as expanded imagery for each of the eight palettes. Additionally, COLORIST allows Web authors and graphic designers to select PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® Colors from within popular applications that don't already incorporate solid PANTONE Libraries.