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means of producing reproductions of written material or images in multiple copies. There are four traditional types of printing: relief printing (with which this article is mainly concerned), intaglio, lithography, and screen process printing.
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A set of standard colours for printing, each of which is specified by a single number. You can buy a Pantone swatch book containing samples of each colour. Some computer graphics software allows colours to be specified as Pantone numbers. Even though a computer monitor can only show an approximation to some of the colours, the software can output a colour separation for each different Pantone colour, enabling a print shop to exactly reproduce the original desired colour.
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Printing in spot color means the only color that can show up is the chosen Pantone Matching System (PMS) color or a screen percentage of that color.
If you use color in the logo -- and you should -- it must be a consistent color as specified with a PMS (Pantone Matching System) number.
Lawrence Herbert, Pantone president and CEO, developed the Pantone Matching System in 1963, revolutionizing the graphic arts industry with a system for selecting, communicating and controlling the use of color in products world-wide.