The PANTONE Matching System colors are specified as CMYK as supported in many graphics applications. This color-matching system is useful for matching printer output to a specific color (for example, a logo). For instructions about using PANTONE colors, refer to the documentation for your software application.
Color settings, halftone settings, and print media affect the appearance of PANTONE colors. To optimize PANTONE-certified colors, use the default PostScript 3 emulation driver settings and HP LaserJet paper.
Vector graphics, such as company logos, that are created using palettes or applications preserving the PANTONE name in one of the applications that is listed above can be imported into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint (R), or other Microsoft Office applications. To do this, the color application must create an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file of the image for insertion as a file into the Office document by using the insert file function.
Cutting and pasting from the clipboard does not work. These tasks do not preserve the PANTONE name or the CMYK palette value.
Some of the PANTONE colors do not match exactly. There are more than 945 PANTONE colors in the PANTONE Matching System. Using 16 inks on a lithographic printing press created these colors. Not all of these colors are reproducible by a laser color printer because they are out of the color range (gamut) of a four-color laser printer. PANTONE calibrates HP printers to provide the closest match for all the colors that can be reproduced and the colors closest to those that cannot be reproduced.