Pantone Color Cue Sale: $249

Last September, I wrote about Pantone’s Color Cue, and now it’s available at a significant discount, with Pantone’s three-volume Formula Guide (coated, uncoated and matte) thrown in for good measure. Bundle price is $249, instead of $474.

One helpful feature I didn’t mention in my original story, Pantone Color Cue 2.1, is its ability to give you “neighborhood colors” — colors that are lighter/darker, redder/greener, yellower/bluer, and other colors that are close to the color you’re sampling.

If you want to measure colors on real-world objects, the Color Cue will get you there. You can pick it up at www.pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?pid=897