Introducing: PANTONE® Proofing Papers | LexJet Blog

Introducing: PANTONE® Proofing Papers

Now available through LexJet: Four new PANTONE® Proofing Papers, which are true game-changers for the world of color matching.

These proofing papers meet one of the following stringent specifications: SWOP 3, Gracol 2006 or the new, and difficult to achieve, Gracol 2013 proofing paper standards. The PANTONE® Premium G13 Semi-Matte 250g is one of the first proofing papers to meet the highest standards, Gracol 2013, with specialized paper construction that changes the color of the base paper without loading the coating with optical brighteners. This technology paired with an additional inkjet coating layer allow prepress proofers the ability to hit the widest range of spot colors possible.

The papers have achieved best-in-class status, making them the ideal choice for both prepress and commercial proofers when colors must be absolutely accurate. Plus, they’re backed by the PANTONE® name, the world-renowned authority on color and color accuracy communication.

At a cost-effective price point ranging from $0.36 to $0.53 per square foot, PANTONE® proofing papers are compatible with the latest aqueous printers from Canon, Epson, and HP. Click on the links below to learn more about each paper:

PANTONE® Premium G13 Semi-Matte 250g: Engineered to meet Gracol 13 paper standard. Bright white paper with specialized construction.

PANTONE® G6 Semi-Matte 250g: Engineered to meet Gracol 2006 paper standard. Bright, neutral white heavyweight paper.

PANTONE® S3 Semi-Matte 250g: Engineered to meet SWOP 3 paper standard. Neutral white 9.5 mil paper.

PANTONE® G6 Semi-Matte 190g: Engineered to meet Gracol 2006 paper standard. Bright, neutral 8.0 mil paper.

Shellie has more than 20 years of experience in the print publication industry as a content strategist, editor and writer. She has partnered with printing, photography and graphics professionals on a wide variety of publications and printing projects. At LexJet, she writes about customer experiences, industry trends, new products and the latest inkjet printing innovations.


  1. Phil Normand

    Is it possible to get sample sheets of these papers? Particularly interested in the G6 190g. Will it print on an Epson 3880?

    • Hi Phil – Someone from our team will reach out to you with an answer regarding the sample sheets and printer compatibility. Thanks for your question!

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