Definitions for "Spot color"
Keywords:  pantone, cmyk, premixed, ink, pms
When printed, uses a separate ink. Spot color inks can be custom-mixed or specified from a color-matching system.
A specific PMS color, usually printed by itself at 100% value or in tints, in a specific area or “spot” in one pass through the press.
Individual color or colors that are utilized to highlight illustrations or type. Spot color is frequently printed with nonprocess color inks, although process inks can be used.