PANTONE® PLUS Reference Library

PANTONE® PLUS Reference Library - Reference Library Plus Series Guides and Chip Books

Reference Library contains eight fan deck guides and four chip books encompassing over 5600 spot, spot-to-process, process and specialty spot colors to use as inspiration, for logos and branding, marketing materials, digital design and animation. This desktop display conveniently keeps the biggest collection of our most essential Graphics guides and chip books at your disposal.

Thanks to alignment with the latest in advanced PantoneLIVE digital and X-Rite hardware technology, Pantone has been able to update our Formula Guide and Solid Chips printing process so you can enjoy our best color yet!

Collection includes:

  • Formula Guide Solid Coated
  • Formula Guide Solid Uncoated
  • Color Bridge® Coated
  • Color Bridge® Uncoated
  • CMYK Coated
  • CMYK Uncoated
  • Metallics Solid Guide Coated
  • Pastels & Neons Coated & Uncoated
  • Solid Chips Coated
  • Solid Chips Uncoated
  • Pastels & Neons Chips Coated & Uncoated
  • Metallics Solid Chips Coated
  • Desktop display case  


  • Includes two Paper Chip Savers for easy loose chip organization and storage
  • Printed on the most commonly used paper stock weights (148 g/m2 for coated and 118 g/m2 for uncoated)
  • Lighting Indicator page in guides demonstrate when lighting conditions are suitable for color evaluation
  • Books include all current Pantone spot colors as perforated, removable paper chips
  • Each chip is 3 cm x 2 cm
  • Each book page provides seven Pantone colors with six individual chips per color
  • Removable chip format has three-sided color bleed most ideal when evaluating color


  • Complete collection of all 1,867 traditional spot colors , 1,845 spot-to-process colors, 2,868 four-color process colors and 865 specialty metallic, pastel and neon spot colors
  • Each color displayed with coordinating numbers and ink formulations or values
  • Colors arranged in chromatic format, with 112 new colors displayed in the front of Formula Guides, Color Bridge guides and Solid Chips books
  • Index in the back of the guides and front of books provides numeric location for each color
  • Tolerance aim