PANTONE® is the world-renowned authority on colour. For the past 50 years, PANTONE® has been the provider of colour matching systems and our leading technology is the standard language for accurate communication of colour across a variety of industries.




Since 1992 the full range of PANTONE® products are distributed throughout South Africa by Kear who is the Official PANTONE® Master distributor, and has all your PANTONE® Publication requirements, colour charts, formula guides, metallic guides, pastel & neon guides, solid chip and CMYK guides.




Established in 1975, we’re leaders in quality control equipment for paints, plastics, graphics, textiles and packaging for the African continent and neighboring islands. We offer world-class quality control equipment including spectrophotometers, colour matching light boxes, laboratory dyeing machinery, dispensers and Pantone Guides. Our services include the Farnsworth Munsell colour tests and complete maintenance and servicing of spectrophotometers.



After 26 years of experience we could boast about the number of successful solutions we have provided to the print and packaging industry through the years, but the essence of our business is so much more than that. Our belief in doing ethical business with integrity and always putting our customers first has been the driving force behind our success. We provide our customers with the latest solutions based on international standards. We are the only certified Fogra Partner in South Africa that can facilitate both PSO-12647 and PSD certifications to the print industry.


Pantone LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated.

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