Is there an affordable alternative Uncoated CMYK guide to Pantone's colour formula books?
Looking for a reliable CMYK uncoated colour guide book. Pantone is a little expensive (especially for design graduates), in my opinion. Is there an alternative with ICC profile and stock details specified?
I thought the same thing when I first started. Pantone really controls the market on their colors. Personally, I got my full set used from eBay for $30. They do recommend getting a new set annually, claiming the printed colors can fade on the samples, but unless you're a pro print shop, going with a used set every couple of years should suffice.