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PantoneLIVE Design


PantoneLIVE Design gives designers and prepress teams access to Pantone digital color libraries as well as private brand color libraries and for use during the inspiration, creation and prepress phases.

Digital Color Standards and Communication

PantoneLIVE Design enables designers to define, create and communicate color palettes based on specific substrates, print processes, inks and application methods. These colors can be shared with the production supply chain utilizing a cloud-based repository. Brand integrity and design intent are assured across a variety of print surfaces, production processes, departments and geographies delivering expected results.


  • Select colors that are achievable across all desired substrates
  • Eliminate ambiguity in communicating color
  • Improve visibility to performance across an increasingly complex supply chain
  • Get to final approved color faster

Product Features

PantoneLIVE ColorBook
PantoneLIVE ColorBook
  • Access to 4,518 up-to-date Pantone colors.
  • Assess spot color appearance when applied to different packaging materials and printing processes.
  • Substitute spot colors in design file to improve production outcomes.
Compare Design with Realistic Color Appearance with PantoneLIVE Viewer

Create a side-by-side comparison of your design file as it would appear upon output when printed as a PMS spot color or a PMS color on 28 common packaging materials.

PantoneLIVE Viewer

Complementary Tools

Pantone Tolerance Guide
Pantone Tolerance Guides

Physical color standard custom printed to provide a visual LAB reference of tolerance for any given brand color.

Pantone Simulator
Pantone Simulator Prints
  • Save time, money, and rework by showing how colors will appear on the most common packaging materials before artwork goes into production. 
  • Communicate color intent internally or share with production partners to eliminate color risk earlier in the workflow.
Pantone Fandeck
Pantone Physical Color Guides

The best-selling color standards in the world, used for design inspiration, color specification, and printing accuracy.


PANTONE®, PantoneLIVE and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pantone is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated. Licensed under Sun Chemical Corporation. Sun Chemical’s patented technology enables the communication of a consistent, digital description of the desired appearance of a product. – [U.S. Patent Nos. 7,034,960; 7,202,976; 7,268,918; 7,417,764 and their foreign equivalents]. © Pantone LLC, 2017. All rights reserved.


Android No
Apple iOS No
Available Disk Space 1GB
Color Spaces CIE L*a*b*, CIE L*C*h*(ab), CIE L*C*h*(uv), CIE XYZ, CIE xyY, CIE, Luv
Compatible Android Devices None
Compatible iOS Devices None
Configuration Options Design, Production, Product & Textile
Databases Cloud
Experience Level Beginner to Advanced
Illuminants A, B, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F7, F11
Industry Standards CXF/x-4a
Internet Connection Yes, for cloud synchronization
Languages Supported English
Macintosh Yes
Measurement Conditions SCI/SCE, M0
Mobile Device Compatibility No
NetProfiler Support Yes
Observers 2 degree, 10 degree
Optical Drive None
PantoneLIVE Support Yes
Supported Devices eXact, eXact Scan, eXact XP, Ci62, Ci64, Ci64, Ci7x00 family, Intellitrax 2, SP62, SP64, SpectroEye
User Experience Configurable
What's Included? Installation Instructions, Training Videos, Product Support
Windows Yes

Case Studies


"Physical and digital references are both an important part of the process, they are complementary to each other."

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