Fun with Pantones

You may have heard the term Pantone thrown around before, but until now it was just another mystery like RGB and CMYK.

Pantones are extra special (meaning expensive) colors that you can print with. They are super vibrant and consistent, and offer you a larger variety of colors than the dull CMYK ones. Did I mention they were expensive?

If you’re working with a company that has a large budget, shouldn’t be an issue. But for yourself, uh probably not going to happen.

In my class we got to print something with Pantones. This scanned image won’t do it justice, but just know that it makes your eyes vibrate.

We also learned about fancy things you can do when you print something, like get coily binds, or open binds, and basically any kind of bind you want for your book. They can make it happen. They might have to outsource it, but they’ll do it. I saw a book that was literally made out of sails and a book with a Menard’s tile as its cover.

You can also add cool textures like embossing, debossing, foils, and that cool orange peel textures gloss!

I am excited to venture into more creative greetings cards. I like the ones that have a holographic foil. What are your favorite kinds of greetings cards?