How to use the PANTONE color (SPOT color) in LaTeX2e? Is there any package available?

  • @Ambika Vanchinathan I referred that above said link, the given MWE is not working with my end, I am using normal LaTeX 2e (MiKTeX 2.9 latest version), I copied and pasted the xspotcolor.sty in the local working folder also.
    – RCV
    Nov 8, 2016 at 9:39
  • I think it will be work in LuaTeX/XeLaTeX, but i want to use in normal LaTeX
    – RCV
    Nov 8, 2016 at 9:40
  • @RCV Did you find the solution for this question?
    – MadyYuvi
    Feb 13 at 14:06

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As far as I can see, the »xspotcolor« project hasn't been updated since 2013 and I fail to find the package on ctan. However, it consists of a couple of files and adding the code of xspotcolor.sty would not suffice.

But Javier Bezos has written the colorspace package, which also allows using pantone spotcolors. See here: Package colorspace, updated in October 2016! It supports pdftex, but not, as far as I understand the manual, compiling with LaTeX to a DVI.

If you can live with pdfTeX, this seems the way to go.

  • You are right - only pdftex and luatex. But contributions for other engines are welcome. Mar 21, 2017 at 13:56

Take a look at xespotcolor by Apostolos Syropoulos. It works well with XeLaTeX and TikZ and it did a great job for me.

  • Well, the OP expressed the wish to avoid XeLaTeX...
    – Keks Dose
    Nov 8, 2016 at 16:42

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