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Pantone Essentials Six Guide Set (GPG301A) @ £445.00 ex vat

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  • Set of six Pantone Plus Series Colour Guides
  • 5,029 colours at a big saving over individual guide purchases
  • Carrying case included

The Pantone Essentials Bundle contains the most popular traditional solid, solid-to-process and process-only colours. It is the perfect starter set for designers, pre-press professionals and printers interested in having colours for communication and matching on press conveniently at their fingertips.


  • Formula Guide Solid Coated and Uncoated Set: This two-guide set features 2,161 Solid Colours printed on both coated and uncoated paper - a must-have tool for designers, printers and colour decision makers best used for specifying and approving Spot Colours in all graphics projects especially logos, branded designs and packaging.
  • Colour Bridge Guide Coated and Uncoated Set: A multi-purpose tool for printers, graphics and web designers. Best used for determining how 2,161 Solid Colours will look when reproduced through the four-colour printing process, as well as when displayed through digital media.
  • CMYK Guide Coated and Uncoated Set: Containing 2,868 CMYK colours on both coated and uncoated paper, this set allows designers the opportunity to visualise, communicate and control process colours for type, logos, borders, backgrounds and other graphics treatments.
  • A stylish, durable and easily portable carrying case.


  • Colours are each displayed along with coordinating numbers.
  • Colours are predominantly arranged chromatically. However, an index can be found in the back of the Formula and Colour Bridge guides to assist in the easy location of colours by number
  • Printed colours bleed off both page sides so colours can be best analysed for matching when guide pages are laid on top of printed works during evaluation.
  • Guides are 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 colour evaluation and matching.


  • Six Guides in total
  • Sets demonstrate the effects of solid and process printing on both coated and uncoated stocks for each colour
  • 1,867 solid colours and ink formulation
  • 1,845 solid colours and CMYK, HTML/Hex and sRGB values
  • 2,868 process colours (CMYKGuides Coated & Uncoated)
  • Material: Ink on text-weight paper
  • All colours are printed using a uniform ink film thickness, making them easy to match on press
  • Pantone Colours are internationally recognised for colour communication and are globally available
  • System supported by worldwide network of Licensee's


  • Locate colours chromatically or by number by using the indexes found immediately after the colours
  • Compare and evaluate colours only under optimal lighting conditions. Use the lighting indicator tool found at the back of the guides 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 colour for specification and evaluation, Pantone recommends that you replace your guides and books annually


  • Use for comparing spot-to-process colour and in digital design, animation and packaging
  • 5,029 total spot and four-colour process colours together for a value price

Warranty, Support & Information

Part Numbers, Product Codes & Barcodes (GTINS)

  • SKU:  GPG301A
  • EAN:  9781590654811
  • UPC:  849572033944
  • ISBN: 9781590654811

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    UK Customer Delivery

    We always dispatch customer orders as quickly as is possible. Most orders are dispatched by Royal Mail recorded post on the day of the order, or if the postman has already collected the day's orders then it will dispatch the next working day. So all postal orders are normally received by our customers within 48 hours of their order being placed, although frequently they do receive it the day after they have placed the order. Customers who need their products sooner OR who have ordered a product that is too heavy for the post and select courier as the delivery option can expect their orders the following day so long as they place the order before 1:00 pm. The post is currently charged at £4.99 and next day Courier is charged at £15.00

    Please note that postal orders only cover up to a value of £50 so if you order a higher value item you may want to seriously considering Courier option to ensure its full value is covered.

    European Union (EU) Delivery & Purchasing

    European customers orders are also dispatched immediately/on the same day they have ordered unless the postman has already collected in which case they are prioritised for dispatch the following day. EU orders are sent by Royal Mail International Signed for service and include tracking. Our EU customers receive their orders within 3 to 7 working days, averaging 4/5 working days for postal orders and 2 to 5 working days for courier orders. The post is currently charged at £7.99 and Courier is charged at £27.85.

    Please note that postal orders only cover up to a value of £50 so if you order a higher value item you may want to seriously considering Courier option to ensure its full value is covered.


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    If you are a European Union based business with a valid VAT registration number then you can purchase from us at the ECG intra-community delivery VAT rate of zero per cent (0%). To qualify for this 0% rate customers must be:

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    3) The delivery address must be to an EU country.

    Until we set up an office in the EU all EU orders will be charged ex vat which means you may well be charged VAT at point of delivery or via your local customs office.

    International Customer Purchasing and Delivery

    Our International customers can also select post or courier for orders, with post currently at £9.99 and courier at £45.00. How long it will take depends on which country we are shipping to, but its always as fast as is possible.


    Tax-Free (International)

    We have been servicing customers around the Globe for over 15 years now and can securely and efficiently fulfil orders to pretty much anywhere including BFPO. If you are an international customer you can purchase from SHOP21 excluding the VAT charge of 20%. Contact us with your requirements to discuss this further.



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    Amazing service! Product provided so quickly. Dan kindly answered all my questions swiftly & professionally & bent over backwards to get my product to me earlier than he needed too. Cannot fault the service or Product. Highly recommended.

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