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PANTONE Certified Printer Program

Review and analyze every aspect of color operations from preflight, file prep and proofing to ink formulation and mixing, to the press room for exceptional color management.

Why Become a PANTONE Certified Printer?

From prepress/premedia to ink room and pressroom, PANTONE Certified Printers consistently and accurately communicate color, producing the best possible final product. The PANTONE Certified Printer Program closes the gap in today’s disparate color management programs by reviewing and analyzing every aspect of color operations—from preflight, file prep and proofing, to ink formulation and mixing, and finally to process control in the pressroom. This creates total quality management based on industry best practices and procedures that drive consistent and repeatable color.

PANTONE Certified Printers improve their ability to consistently match PANTONE colors using CMYK and spot colors, accurately and efficiently ensure that incoming ink meets specifications, and optimize use of leftover inks. And it’s not just one-and-done… our color experts review color performance quarterly to ensure that the operation stays on track.

Benefits:

  • Reduce waste across the entire operation, improving profitability.
  • Develop best-in-class standard operating procedures that ensure everyone is speaking the same language and performing in accordance with best practices.
  • Use the certification logo on marketing materials, capitalizing on the universally respected PANTONE® brand.
  • Extend the life of older investments by fine-tuning operation and incorporating them into benchmark processes.
  • Accomplish all of this with a short implementation and ROI within 3-6 months
PANTONE Certification is the most robust color quality certification process available for printers and converters, and the only certification process that encompasses prepress/premedia, the ink room and the pressroom. It is designed to increase the value of your current investments, establish and maintain effective standard operating procedures (SOPs) and implement benchmark processes from the ink room through prepress and production for a consistent, repeatable color workflow across operators, shifts and locations.


Choose a PANTONE® Certified Printer for Your Next Print Project and See the Difference!

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Case Studies

Efficiencies Worth Striving For

Cedar Graphics engaged an X-Rite Pantone expert and an internal team to complete the process of becoming a Pantone Certified Printer, adding this certification to its impressive array of other certifications, including G7, FSC and SFI.

X-Rite IntelliTrax Helps Scottish Book Printer

Promis JSC is the first Russian and European folding carton packaging printer to be UGRA PSO (Process Standard Offset) Certified and a Pantone Certified Printer Company, enhancing its international recognition in the printing market.

Testimonials

"Pantone Certified Printer Program has helped me save 15 to 20 minutes per make-ready... we now have capacity to do 30 to 40 more jobs a week... One of the best benefits has been with internal education and workflow process within our own organization." - Larry Whitaker

"There is a lot of pressure in this business to get things done. Prior to 2005, we had two weeks to produce. Now, we are lucky we have to have five days. If I have five days and something goes wrong, 20% of my time is lost. Something in the process broke and we lost valuable time. Now I have to pay overtime and all the extra work to get the job out. The deadline did not change. The Pantone Certified Printer Program can help avoid that with SOPs, so that I don't lose that 20% of the schedule, pay overtime, and make up the lost time. We take pride in not being late and this helped unlock potential in the company." - Michael Clark, President

"Since 70% of our jobs are based on spot colors, we have also extended standardization with Pantone Certified Printer certification. We have continued to improve our production workflow through partnership with X-Rite and other key suppliers. The first step was to bring our CMYK printing process under strict quality control, where every single production stage is measured, controlled and monitored." - Evgeniy Slinjakov, CEO

"We estimate that for every dollar we invest in X-Rite, we are saving between $30 and $40 over a 5-year depreciation period. What's not to like about that?" - Steve Rickett


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