PANTONE Graphic Designer Starter Kit All in one – package

All in One - Package

  • Stock: Coated
  • PANTONE Color Bridge (Spot and CMYK colours)
  • Typometer showing font sizes and line height for DTP
  • Assess prints under daylight with GrafiLite Mini
  • For media designers, printers and graphic designers

PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE® Coated Guide

  • Manage your on-press or digital color reproduction expectations when printing on coated paper stock
  • Cross-reference PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® (PMS) colors to sRGB, CMYK and Hex color for Web/HTML
  • Includes 112 New PANTONE® Colors

The PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE® Coated guide is a multi-purpose tool for printers, graphic and web designers. It is best used for determining how a Solid Colors will look when reproduced through four-color printing process, as well as a HTML value reference for digital media display intent.

  • This guide features 1,845 PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors shown side-by-side with their four-color process printed equivalents on coated paper enabling printers and designers to quickly determine how closely Solid Colors can be matched in CMYK.
  • Colors are each displayed along with coordinating numbers and CMYK, sRGB and HTML values so that graphic and web designers can easily translate Solid Colors to their ultimate printed or digital design intent.
  • New colors have been added to the front of the guide, allowing designers to easily find 112 new means of inspiration, expression and opportunities for creativity.
  • Colors are predominantly arranged chromatically to allow for ease in visually locating color families and ranges.
  • Printed colors bleed off both page sides so they can be best analyzed for matching when guide pages are laid on top of printed works during evaluation.
  • An index can be found in the back of the guide for easy location of colors by number.
  • The convenient fan guide format allows for optimal color scanning and portability.
  • Guide is produced on text-weight paper in order to best simulate the most commonly used industry printing substrate.
  • A lighting indicator tool can be found at the back of each guide, allowing the user to instantly understand if current lighting conditions are suitable for accurate color evaluation and matching.

ColorBridge Technical Specifications

  • This guide demonstrates the effects of printing on coated stock for each color
  • 1,845 solid colors and CMYK, HTML/Hex and sRGB values
  • Screen tint percentages provided to serve as a starting points for adjusting the color match, if desired
  • Substrate: Ink on text-weight paper
  • All colors are printed using a uniform ink film thickness, making them easy to match on press
  • PANTONE Colors are internationally recognized for color communication and are globally available
  • System supported by worldwide network of Pantone Licensees
  • Individual guide size: 1 5/8" x 9 1/4"
  • ISBN #: 978-1-590654-04-0
  • UPC #: 8 49572 00543 9
  • Mailer Dimensions: 4-1/8” x 10-5/8” x 2-1/8”

HOW TO USE

  • Locate colors by number by using the index immediately after the 112 New PANTONE Colors and/or at the back of the guide.
  • Compare and evaluate colors only under optimal lighting conditions. Use the lighting indicator tool found at the back of the guide or a light booth supporting either D65 or D50 light sources.
  • Over time, any and all papers will yellow and inks will fade. In order to ensure you have the most accurate color for specification and evaluation, Pantone recommends that you replace your guides and books annually.

PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software Downloads

PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software updates PANTONE Colors in popular design applications. To utilize the free PANTONE COLOR MANAGER Software included with purchase of this product, please note the following minimum suggested hardware requirements:

Macintosh:

  • MacOS X 10.8
  • 1GB RAM
  • Intel® Processor
  • 1GB of available disk space
  • Monitor resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher
  • DVD drive or high-speed internet connection required for software install, download and automatic software update

Windows®:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP® 32 bit (with latest Service Packs and updates installed)
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® 32 or 64 bit (with latest Service Packs and updates installed)
  • Microsoft® Windows 7® 32 or 64 bit (with latest Service Packs and updates installed)
  • Microsoft® Windows 8® 32 or 64 bit (with latest Service Packs and updates installed)
  • 1GB RAM
  • Intel® Pentium® IV or AMD® Athlon® XP or better CPU
  • 1GB of available disk space
  • Monitor resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher
  • Network adaptor installed and driver loaded
  • DVD drive or high-speed internet connection required for software install, download and automatic software update

Old Pantone reference: GG6103
New Pantone reference: GG6103N

DCS Typo + Lithometer

The DCS Typometer is a truly indispensible, high precision tool for the accurate measurement of type and font sizes up to 340 points, DIN format sizes, line spacing in pica-points and line thicknesses.

The DCS Lithometer also allows you to measure screen angles and widths and offers a screen tester that accurately measures and tests both films and layout proofs.

Designed specifically for the graphic design, pre-press and print industries, the DCS Typometer and Lithometer are supplied within a white, scratch resistant PVC slip case, making the DCS Typometer and Lithometer a great addition to any studio.

The DCS Typometer allows you to:

  • Measure type up to 340 points
  • Gauge line spacing in pica-points
  • Measure line thicknesses in pica-points
  • Simple DIN Format size reference resource

The DCS Lithometer allows you to:

  • Measure screen angle and screen values as well as printed items
  • Gauge distance between screen lines from 50 to 300 lpi
  • Measure in millimetres and inches with the mini-ruler

Grafilite Mini

Pocket-sized LED light for natural daylight illumination

The GrafiLite Mini allows you to view colour reference fan guides and swatches, accurately in natural daylight, day or night at any location. The compact high-quality flip light is surprisingly powerful for its size and is fitted with 12 extremely bright LED lights, making it ideal for colour selection and assessment.

The GrafiLite Mini is ideal for designers, architects and anyone concerned with colour accuracy. The natural daylight balance provides optimum viewing conditions, making the GrafiLite Mini also convenient as a reading light.

The pocket light is approximately 6 x 8 x 3cm so is extremely portable and can easily be carried with your colour guides to any location, enabling you to assess colour differences accurately and clearly wherever you are.

The GrafiLite Mini is powered by 3 AAA batteries. Batteries are sold separately.