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Pantone Plus Color bridge: Coated + Uncoated


#1
I am planning on doing some more freelancing in between my full-time job so I can have some more creative reign with personal clients, however in order to do so I think it will be pretty much compulsory that I invest in a pantone colour bridge fan pad to assist me when I output to printers and feel confident that they will look as they should.....

So.....going to my question: Is it worth getting both coated and uncoated colour bridge pads, just coated? And where would be the best option to get one from. I have looked on Amazon, Ebay, and The Graphic Design shop website in London.

Advice is lovvellyyyyyyyyyyy!
 
#3
Ah yes, I did think someone would say to go to there - just a shame it is not that easy for me to get to, so I suppose I will have to stick to online solutions, although their site should be good enough. Thank you!

What about how I would go about choosing what is best for me? I realise each book serves its purpose but where is a good place to start? I use a coated color bridge at work frequently, but never have needed to reference an uncoated colour (not that we have that one at all...but you know!)
 
#4
I'd spend the money investing in a decent monitor calibrator, so that you have accurate pantones displayed in the first place. Unless you're spending out on a viewing booth, pantone swatch books are at best a guide.