At TSL Graphics we use Pantone references every day but just now learned how this color standard system began. 

In “The Bird-Based Color System that Eventually Became Pantone“, print media  writer Allison Meier tells the history of Pantone colors began with birdwatching. Enjoy the article and maybe your next color choice will be inspired by something flying outside your window. 

By screen printing our waterslides, solution transfers, pressure sensitive decals and everything else we can mix ink to match every Pantone color, including metallics and more.  We can also match to YS, PPG and other color references but we don’t know the origins of those!