Pantone mulai menjadi perusahaan percetakan komersial pada 1950-an.
- Horyn, Cathy. "Pantone's Color of the Year Is... ", The New York Times, December 20, 2007. Accessed September 8, 2008. "Nonetheless, Pantone’s choice of blue iris, or No. 18-3943, got some news media attention last week, which seemed to be partly the objective of the company, which is based in Carlstadt, N.J."