# Using Pantone/Spot Colors in XeLaTeX

It is possible to use pantone color in XeLaTeX. I have found only PdfLaTeX in Using Pantone/spot colors and TikZ together. I have both CMYK and Pantone color and must use XeLaTeX because many OTF Fonts are used in my book. How to do?

You can use the xespotcolor package. You need the latest version of xdvipdfm-x.

• Could you elaborate a bit and post a MWE? – DG' May 19 '15 at 20:48

Update

LuaLaTeX and xspotcolor don't work a the moment but XeLaTeX and xespotcolor still do:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{xespotcolor}
\NewSpotColorSpace{PANTONE}
\AddSpotColor     {PANTONE}  {PANTONE3035PC} {PANTONE\SpotSpace 3035\SpotSpace PC} {1 0 0.05 0.72}
\SetPageColorSpace{PANTONE}
\definecolor{PANTONE3035PC}  {spotcolor} {PANTONE3035PC,1.0}
\definecolor{PANTONE3035PCA} {spotcolor} {PANTONE3035PC,0.5}
\definecolor{grey}           {gray}      {0.5}

\begin{document}

Examples:

\begin{itemize}
\item This is not Pantone
\item \textcolor{PANTONE3035PC}{This is PANTONE 3035 PC}
\item \textcolor{PANTONE3035PCA}{This is PANTONE 3035 PCA}
\item \textcolor{grey}{grey}
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


LuaLaTeX works with xspotcolor and you can use OpenType fonts. Maybe you should consider using it instead of XeLaTeX.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

\usepackage[autodefine]{xspotcolor}
\NewSpotColorSpace{PANTONE}
\AddSpotColor{PANTONE} {PANTONE3035PC} {PANTONE\SpotSpace 3035\SpotSpace PC} {1 0 0.05 0.72}
\definecolor{PANTONE3035PCA}{spotcolor}{PANTONE3035PC,.5}
\definecolor{grey}{gray}{0.5}

\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}

\begin{document}
\SetPageColorSpace{PANTONE}

Examples:

\begin{itemize}
\item this text is not Pantone
\item \textcolor{PANTONE3035PC}{dark blue}
\item \textcolor{PANTONE3035PCA}{light blue}
\item \textcolor{grey}{grey}
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


• This same example works just fine with xelatex! The only difference is that one has to use the xespotcolor package. In addition, I am working on a version that will work just fine with the xcolor conventions. – Apostolos Syropoulos Dec 7 '15 at 18:14
• @ApostolosSyropoulos The example does not seem to work, even after the change to "xespotcolor" as you mentioned, on either TL2016 or TL2017. Did anything change? – Paulo Ney Nov 16 '17 at 22:34
• xspotcolor doesn't work with anymore, but xespotcolor still does. I will update my answer. – DG' Nov 17 '17 at 11:32