Pantone Office For Kyocera Gives Expert Colour For Business Professionals

01 July 2015

Kyocera Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of Pantone Office for Kyocera, a unique 'add in' for Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. This cutting edge solution allows seamless and accurate quality printing and provides a convenient way for business professionals to print Pantone colours. This affordable tool allows businesses to utilise the full palette of Pantone colours and improve the overall impact of their printed documents.

Typically, users blame the printer when the printed colour is not what they see on their screen. Pantone Office overcomes this problem and guarantees the best possible colour when printing with Kyocera devices.

Bernhard Koll, Product Manager at Kyocera Documents Solutions Europe commented, "Pantone Colour referencing is known worldwide as the standard language for accurate colour communication, but Microsoft Office does not support Pantone colours, which makes it difficult to duplicate colours easily from the RGB system used in MS Word and PowerPoint. Pantone Office for Kyocera offers businesses access to the expert colour system that graphic professionals rely on. Now, all users have an easy way to select, communicate and accurately reproduce corporate logos or company colours out of Microsoft Office applications”. A company’s identity is often tied to the brand colour and getting it wrong dilutes impact. Correctly printing the colour of the logo is key to maintaining consistent messaging across all internal and external customer touch points. We can now confidently offer a colour management workflow that ensures colour integrity every time."

Benefits of Pantone Office

Screenshot of Pantone Office Interface in Microsoft Powerpoint
Screenshot of Pantone Office Interface in Microsoft Powerpoint

Pantone is the industry leading standardised colour reproduction system and offers a comprehensive palette of spot colours. Transferring colours from RGB used on screens to the Pantone colour palette often leads to misrepresentation of the intended colour, making it difficult for users to design and print in accurate Pantone colours from their local device. Kyocera’s add in, Pantone Office, provides an additional user interface for MS Word and PowerPoint enabling users to select Pantone colours directly by name or number and makes guessing the RGB values for a particular Pantone colour unnecessary.

As an additional benefit, costs are reduced for dealers who have fewer end-user support requests due to unmatched colours, and for users because expensive colour management software is not required.

Kyocera Pantone Office will be offered from July 2015 under license, with options available for both A3 and A4 devices.

About Kyocera Document Solutions

Kyocera Document Solutions headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products and printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, less waste - resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product.

The Kyocera Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment. Kyocera Document Solutions is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.