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What are PMS colors?

There are two basic types of color systems in the printing world—the Pantone Matching System (PMS) inks and process inks (CMYK). PMS colors are never mixed but remain a consistent color, eg. cherry red will remain cherry red. On the other hand, CMYK, i.e. cyan, magenta, yellow and black, mix together in dot patterns to produce every color that you see in a printed piece, such as a magazine or catalog.

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