Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2014
Dec. 29, 2014
May 04, 2014
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name PHOTRONICS INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0000810136    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --11-02    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 529,675,990
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   66,348,970  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Nov. 02, 2014