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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?

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

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

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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}

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  • 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

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