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Pantone Books

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by Timmo, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Timmo

    Timmo Member

    Can someone recommend where to buy pantone books from?
  2. ch3tzy

    ch3tzy Senior Member

  3. eneyekay

    eneyekay Member

    I got my combined Solid Coated and Uncoated book from eBay for £50 incl' p+p... I'd go there iiwy.
  4. I got mine given to me from a printer I use :) very nice :) he got four of them given to him and gave one to me :) but if I had to buy one I would definitely look on eBay :)
  5. Adam

    Adam Senior Member

    I need to get myself one of these, so bloody expensive though!
  6. DereckJohnson

    DereckJohnson Junior Member

    Expensive, but worth every penny. If you're freelance don't forget you can claim the cost against your tax...

    Ebay may be a good resource, however, be careful of second-hand PANTONE books, the colour do fade over time if left out.
  7. You can claim them against your tax???
  8. berry

    berry Active Member

    just put the invoice in a big box with all the rest and dump it on your accountants table and say "Off you go m8!"
  9. Lol, sounds good! I think I may do that, thanks Berry!
  10. ahh the joys of accountancy :eek:
  11. DereckJohnson

    DereckJohnson Junior Member

    If it goes through as expenses, you avoid the capital equipment/devaluation over time... process.

    Or does that only apply to Ltd. companies?
  12. Visualise Graphics

    Visualise Graphics Junior Member

    Sorry didn't see this until today. Found this site which is about as cheap as I've seen online and covers just about every possible eventuality....hope it helps.

    Colourstuff - PANTONE Essentials - Euro
  13. RossAdams

    RossAdams Member

    Just thought I'd sling this in the mix as i find it very useful as it's always with me!

    Great reference to have in your pocket, the only downside is you need an iPhone!

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  14. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    Although that's a nice little application for the RGG/HSB etc numbers, the whole idea of Pantones are that they're primarily for print. Displaying the colour via an iPhone application would depend purely on the iPhone's own screen quality and wouldn't really be a suitable visual reference. Nice idea though!
  15. Absolutley agree... imagine the whinges from a client... that doesnt match what you showed me on your iphone...

    I get my pantone products from PANTONE colour guides, products and books UK -


  16. RossAdams

    RossAdams Member

    Sorry guys if i confused the issue, it's just a quick reference guide for me, wouldn't dream of showing it to a potential client
  17. Out of every pantone guide I've ever used... the best and most useful, has to be the 'Colour Bridge' -

    It shows best match for a pantone spot colour.. with the cymk mix, rgb, web/screen codes.

    When we design a new logo/branding - these days we try to give client colours which convert from spot to cmyk seemlessly... so whether they are having a two colour letterhead, full colour magazine advert, exhibition popup, a website... the brand colours are consistent.
  18. Russell

    Russell Member

    Know this thread is well old but in case anyone is looking, I've just got some new Pantone Plus Essentials books this is the cheapest place I've found, Pantone Charts and Ral Charts from NationalColorSupplies
    the 8 guide set inc pastels, neons and metalics is cheaper than the 6 sets on the other sites mentioned. (Once you've taken into account delivery and VAT).

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