New Design Tool Brings PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors to World Wide Web
Pages Pantone Increases Internet Color Control
Macworld Expo (Booth 1947), San Francisco, Calif. - January 5, 1998 -
Pantone, Inc., today began shipping PANTONE ColorWeb Pro, an upgrade to
PANTONE ColorWeb, which provides Web authors with an easy way to select the
216 "Internet-safe" colors for their Web page designs. ColorWeb Pro is a
set of tools for designing and accurately managing solid colors for
publishing and viewing over the Internet. ColorWeb Pro adds the ability to
incorporate PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors into popular Web authoring
software applications. In addition to Web page design applications such as
PageMill and Home Page, ColorWeb Pro can be used to add PANTONE Colors for
corporate identity and logos, to any software that takes advantage of
Apple's Extensible Color Picker feature, including presentation software
and HTML editors. Designers now have a simple way to specify color for Web
pages and business presentations, ensuring their work is viewed as
"Our mission is to bring the same confidence the PANTONE Name inspires in
the printing industry to the Web," said Richard Herbert, senior vice
president of Pantone. "By providing solutions for controlling color over
the Internet, we are giving designers, Webmasters and businesses the tools
they need to fully leverage their investment in World Wide Web pages."
PANTONE ColorWeb Pro
ColorWeb Pro contains two Apple Extensible Color Pickers: the PANTONE
Internet Color System (PICS) with the 216 "Internet-safe" colors that will
not dither on 8-bit (256) color monitors, previously available in PANTONE
ColorWeb, and the new PANTONE Digital
Color System with 1,012 PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors - the
international standard for color communication. Users can also select one
of the 1,012 PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors and then click on the PICS
palette to identify the closest equivalent of the "Internet-safe" colors.
Printed fan guides for both systems display a printed representation of the
color, including the values needed to reproduce the colors. The PANTONE
Internet Color System Guide includes the 216 "Internet-safe" colors along
with the RGB, CMYK, HTML and Hexachrome color values. The PANTONE Digital
Color System Guide includes RGB and HTML values of the PANTONE MATCHING
SYSTEM Colors. Additionally, the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors used in the
PANTONE Digital Color System Guide will be based on the sRGB standard
developed by Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. sRGB is a proposal for an
agreed upon default method of color specification based on the standard RGB
color space. sRGB complements current color management strategies by
establishing and using a device-dependent color definition that can be
assumed by the operating system or peripheral devices such as color
printers. Microsoft plans to implement sRGB in the next release of the
Windows operating system.
ColorWeb Pro offers designers the essential set of tools for selecting and
accurately managing colors for publishing and viewing over the Internet,"
said Andy Hatkoff, senior director of Electronic Color Systems. "Now we are
enabling designers and Web publishers to incorporate the
internationally-recognized standard for color into their Web designs and
graphics to better reflect their brand identity on the Internet."
PANTONE ColorWeb utilizes the PANTONE Internet Color System (PICS), a
cross-platform, dither-free palette of numbered and chromatically organized
colors, to provide Web designers with a method for using colors that can be
viewed accurately, with the best possible results, regardless of monitor or
Availability and System Requirements PANTONE ColorWeb Pro for Macintosh
is currently available for a suggested retail price of $69.95. It runs on
System 7.x with 4 MB RAM, 256-color display and 1MB of disk space.
Pantone, Inc., the leading global source of products for the selection and
accurate communication of color, is the developer of the PANTONE MATCHING
SYSTEM, the PANTONE Process Color System and the PANTONE Hexachrome
six-color ultra high fidelity process system, three distinct global
languages for color specification and reproduction. PANTONE Color Systems
have been widely accepted and utilized by designers and printers since 1963
and are currently in use in almost 100 countries throughout the world.
Pantone, Inc. is an ISO 9002 registered company.