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PantoneLIVE Design


PantoneLIVE Design gives designers and prepress teams access to Pantone digital color libraries and to private brand libraries for use during the inspiration, creation and prepress phases. This license enables Adobe Illustrator to work with PantoneLIVE. Requires free PantoneLIVE Adobe Illustrator plugin.

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 34 common packaging materials.

PantoneLIVE Viewer

Complementary Tools

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.


Digital Color Library Access This license provides access to the digital Pantone color standards in the PantoneLIVE cloud when connected to Adobe Illustrator and PantoneLIVE Visualizer.
Internet Connection Yes, for cloud synchronization

Case Studies


This global CPG company has proven ROI of their enhanced Color and Print Quality Program that now leverages X-Rite Pantone’s color management software, hardware and services.


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

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Digital Color Library Access This license provides access to the digital Pantone color standards in the PantoneLIVE cloud when connected to Adobe Illustrator and PantoneLIVE Visualizer.

This license provides access to the digital Pantone color standards in the PantoneLIVE cloud for the following print and packaging substrates: Flexible packaging, folding cartons, and label, printed using a variety of inks and printing processes.

Internet Connection Yes, for cloud synchronization Yes, for cloud synchronization

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