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Basic Color

The term basic color is mostly used in connection with the Pantone Matching System. The Pantone colors – since 2014 a total of 1755 colors – are mixed from 18 PANTONE basic colors in different mixing ratios. The 14 original basic colors had a four color extension  after the abolition of PANTONE GOE. These four new basic colors are PANTONE colors themselves, but are just as well used for mixing other PANTONE colors.

Bleedbox

The BleedBox is one of the five PDF boxes. It describes the part of the PDF, including the content and the bleeding. In printing a bleed of 1 to 3 mm is usually required. A PDF file with an A4 page for printing so usually has a Trimbox of 210×297 mm, the trimmed page format. The BleedBox has with 3mm bleed around the page the size of 216x303mm.