Out with the old, in with the new. I recently updated my PMS color decks. Pantone guides are a must-have tool for a graphic designer, and Pantone recommends updating them every 12-18 months… BUT I have a confession to make: I had my old decks for a few years! In my defense, I took great care of them, and when I compared the old swatches to the new ones, although they had some minimal wear and tear, the colors had not faded at all. However, Pantone has added quite a few new shades, so it was definitely time to upgrade! Just out of curiosity, here’s a question for my fellow designers: how often do you buy new Pantone guides?