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Pantone color charts

ctirish | Posted in General Discussion on

I am wondering if anyone uses the Pantone color charts for fabric?

Pantone develops colors every year and does a fashion forecast of colors. I kept thinking it would be great if embroidery designs colors came with a Pantone number that you could check against their color guides. Then today I received an email that Pantone with X-Rite have developed a peripheral attachment for the computer that will correct color on your monitor so you actually see the color the fabric, design, thread or image is the correct one. It is called the Pantone Huey and is $89.00.

What do you think? Is it worth the money to see the fabric and embroidery designs in their true colors along with pictures and any other image that is on the monitor.

jane

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  1. user-51823 | | #1

    i still have an older pantone color book from when i worked in a TV station art department. It's a handy reference tool for approximating color matches when i am out in nature or in stores, even if i use it to match up with non-pantone media. The Pantone Matching System seems most useful as a color "language" when you need to communicate a specific color to someone else for production. But if you can afford it, get the Huey. It is a luxury to have accurate color on your computer.

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