Jesse Reed X Pantone Collaboration Product Articles


Brooklyn-based designer, Jesse Reed, collaborates with world renowned color authority, Pantone, to include Chip Slip into the suite of Pantone color management tools—adding convenience and utility for all designers


CARLSTADT, N.J., September 18, 2017 – There is one common practice among all designers—color. The product that has set the industry standard for selecting, presenting, and monitoring consistent color production is the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®. One of the most common ways of selecting color is using Pantone chip books and tearing out a perforated color chip. Having only a limited number of chips per color, designers struggled with a way of saving these selections for future usage— the most common solutions were often envelopes full of loose chips or taping chips to the inside of the original sheet binder—this was messy and inefficient.

Finding a solution
Taking matters into his own hands, Reed developed the Chip Slip in 2011—a thin sheet of white vinyl with 30 clear pockets organized in six rows. This product would now allow designers to tear out Pantone color chips, and when finished with their immediate use, store the loose chip into the pockets of a Chip Slip sheet. No more envelopes, no more taping—this was the ultimate solution to saving time, money, and effort on a professional necessity

Pantone collaboration
Reed has collaborated with Pantone to manufacture a new run of the product called the Pantone Paper Chip Saver, and include 1–2 sheets into each book of the following color specification tools: FHI Color Specifier & Guide Set, Solid Chips, Solid Color Set, Pastel & Neon Chips, Metallic Chips, Premium Metallic Chips, and Reference Library.

The sheets will be distributed in books starting mid-September 2017, and additional packs of 10 replacement sheets will be sold exclusively through chipslip.com.

About Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed is a partner at the Brooklyn-based design office, Order. In addition to Order, Reed co-founded Standards Manual, an independent publishing imprint, in 2014 with Hamish Smyth (who is also a partner at Order). Reed and Smyth worked previously together as designers and associate partners for Michael Bierut at the New York office of Pentagram Design. While at Pentagram, Reed’s clients included: Hillary for America, New York University, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bobby Flay, Phaidon, Upworthy, and the New York City Department of Transportation.

More information is available at www.jessereedfromohio.com.

About Pantone

PANTONE, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, enables color-critical decisions, from inspiration to realization, for brands and manufacturers.

Over 10 million designers and producers around the world employ Pantone products and services to communicate through color, and control consistency across various materials and finishes.

Pantone offers designers, brands and consumers, products and services through three unique business divisions: Pantone standards, which includes digital and physical workflow tools and the quintessential Pantone color language; the Pantone Color Institute™, which provides trend, brand identity, and color assurance consulting services; and Pantone Lifestyle, the consumer products division that brings color and design together across apparel, home and accessories.

More information is available at www.pantone.com.

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About Pantone Standards

In 1963, Pantone revolutionized the printing industry with the colorful PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, an innovative tool allowing for the faithful selection, articulation and reproduction of consistent, accurate color anywhere in the world. The tool organizes color standards through a proprietary numbering system and chip format, which have since become iconic to the Pantone brand.

Pantone’s color language supports all color conscious industries; textiles, apparel, beauty, interiors, architectural and industrial design, encompassing over 10,000 color standards across multiple materials including printing, textiles, plastics, pigments, and coatings.

Pantone Standards are available both digitally and physically, and integrated workflow tools such as PantoneLIVE and Pantone Studio, ensure market-relevancy and color achievability as technology continues to transform the design process.

About X-Rite

X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com.


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