Pressroom Colour Management ColorVANTAGE Inks

Pantone, Inc. is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color.

The PANTONE Name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

Prints Superior Colour Results With Real Savings on Wide Format Printers

PANTONE has created an optimized set of pigment inks for wide format printers. They feature a wide colour gamut, rich colours, superior lightfastness and ‘free’ custom profiles. Pigmented inks like ColorVANTAGE are less prone to colour shifts than dye inks, and they provide a wider colour range than dye-based.


  • Archival quality pigmented inks
  • Neutral pigmented black inks
  • Expanded colour gamut for Epson UltraChrome and non-UltraChrome printers
  • Bulk ink available to support continuous- feed ink systems
  • FREE custom profiles for a variety of media


  • ColorVANTAGE inks require no cleaning cartridges unless you have been using a 3rd party ink
  • Are compatible with a variety of media: high gloss photo, semi-matte proofing, matte and fine art papers
  • Deeper richer colours without having to add black
  • Are quick drying to reduce ink rub off
  • Demonstrate minimal bronzing effect
  • Are water resistant
  • Significant cost savings

Steps to follow when switching to ColorVANTAGE :

  1. When switching your inks you need to identify the right supported printer. Order a starter kit following the printer manufacturers' instructions
  2. The next step is to download the ColorVANTAGE software, which will update into the right folder in your system. Also download Installing Profiles guide for PC or MAC
  3. Now you are ready to ensure perfect prints, you simply need to select the ColorVANTAGE Profile when printing with your application
Profiles are available for media in PC or MAC from various paper manufacturers such as Arches Infinity, EFI, Epson, Hawk Mountain, Kodak, Mitsubishi, Moab Paper Company, PremierArt, Red River, and SIHL.
Inks are capable of running on Epson Compatible Printers, Epson Stylus Photo models 1270, 1280, 2200 and the Epson Stylus Pro models 4000, 5000, 5500, 7000, 7500, 9000, 9500, 9600, and 10600.