Definitions for "PantoneĀ® Matching System"
Keywords:  pms, toyo, signmaking, ink, match
(PMS) The printing industry standard color matching system. Ink colors are referred to by a common set of three- or four-digit numbers to ensure color accuracy from one printer to the next.
A proprietary color classification system for printing inks, with colors coded numerically for easy identification. PANTONE is a registered trademark of Pantone, Inc. The colors shown and specified are not intended to match the PANTONE color standards. The standards for PANTONE colors are shown in the current editions of the PANTONE color publications. PANTONE colors are not equivalent to Toyo colors.
A color scale used to precisely match colors for printing inks. Each color has a coded number indicating instruction for mixing inks to achieve it. The inks are mixed using 11 basic colors.