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Pantone Plus Reference Library Complete (GPC305A) @ £1229.00 ex vat

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  • Everything you need to select, design with, specify and match
  • The most comprehensive Plus Series colour reference set available
  • Includes 12 books and guides, plus storage and display stand

The Pantone Reference Library is the most comprehensive collection of all solid, solid-to-process, process-only and special effects colours. It offers agencies, design departments, printers or schools ultimate flexibility and accessibility for inspiration, creation, specification, matching and approving colour.


  • Formula Guide Solid Coated & 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 graphic projects especially logos, branded designs and packaging.
  • Colour Bridge Guide Coated & UncoatedSet: A multi-purpose tool for printers, graphics and web designers. Best used for determining how 2,139 Solid Colours will look when reproduced through the four-colour printing process as well as when displayed through digital media.
  • CMYK Guide Set: Containing 2,868 CMYK colours on both coated and uncoated paper, this set allows designers the opportunity to visualize, communicate and control process colours for type, logos, borders, backgrounds and other graphics treatments.
  • Metallics Coated: 301 exquisite metallic colours that enable designers to add luminescence and refined elegance to logos, packaging and branding projects and 354 sizzling metallic colour swatches developed to meet industry popularity of special-effect inks that can be durable, easily coated and printed without fear of any loss in lustre, tarnishing or blemishing.
  • Pastels and Neons Coated & Uncoated: 154 soothing pastel colours and 56 hot neons for designers to use in graphics and packaging designs when softness, pop and/or vibrancy are essential.
  • Chips Books: Collection of all Solid, Metallics, and Pastels & Neon Colour Chip Books to match coordinating guides that allow designers optimal colour communication flexibility and versatility, can be built into colour stories, re-arranged, attached onto design files, presentation and mood boards and then conveniently transported or shipped globally to represent exact colour intent.
  • All twelve guides and books come with a sturdy and contemporary desktop storage stand.
  • 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.
  • Purchase of this guide set includes a free download of Pantone Colour Manager Software, worth £90, allowing upload of all the latest colour libraries into your favourite design applications.


  • Twelve total guides and books
  • Sets demonstrate the effects of solid and process printing on both coated and uncoated stocks for each colour
  • 2,161 solid colours and ink formulations (Formula Guide Solid Coated & Uncoated)
  • 2,139 solid colors CMYK, HTML/Hex and sRGB values (Colour Bridge Guide Coated & Uncoated)
  • 2,868 process colours (CMYK Guides Coated & Uncoated)
  • 865 specialty metallic, pastel, and neon spot colours
  • Substrate: Ink on most commonly used industry text-weight paper
  • All colours are printed using a uniform ink film thickness
  • Pantone Colours are internationally recognized for color communication and are globally available
  • System supported by worldwide network of Licensees


  • Locate colours chromatically or by number by using the indexes found immediately after the colours (common to all guides excluding CMYK Coated & Uncoated) or in the front of the Chips Books.
  • Individual Chip Books replacement pages can be ordered when frequently used colours require replenishment.
  • 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.


  • 12 books and guides
  • Storage and display stand
  • Now Includes Free Paper Chip Savers

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Please note that this is a premium high-value specialist product that is not held in regular stock in our UK storage facilities. We supply this product 'to order' to ensure that our customers always receive the very latest version of the Complete Reference Library, and everything that's included in it. As a result please allow up to 12 working days for delivery from receipt of your payment. We will almost certainly fulfil your order before then but we like to manage our client's expectations for the latest possible lead time.

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Part Numbers, Product Codes & Barcodes (GTINS)

  • SKU:  GPC305A
  • EAN:  9781590654835
  • UPC:  849572033968

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