What is the difference between cyan and Pantone Cyan Special Color?
Cyan is one of the four primaries used in CMYK, or four-color process printing. Cyan is NOT used in formulation of any PANTONE spot color.
The shading of Cyan is defined under ISO 2846-1.
PANTONE CYAN refers to Pantone's representation of Cyan, which is found in the following products only:
- PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE
- PANTONE CMYK COLOR GUIDE
It's simply Pantone's officially approved formulation for cyan.