People often ask how X-Rite got its name and how we came to be a leader in the art and science of color. It’s really a great story – one that focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and determination. What’s in a name? X-Rite was founded in 1957 by a group of engineers and business entrepreneurs who had a desire to start a business based on innovation. The members brainstormed new product ideas ranging from can openers to sheet metal tools to collapsible car cots. After buildin...

May 11, 2021

The Pantone Color of the Year announcement is always exciting. Not only does it set the stage for upcoming trends, it also provides brand owners and designers critical guidance for marketing and product development. However, those who are charged with manufacturing products and packaging with trending colors (like 2021's Ultimate Gray and Illuminating) know it doesn’t “just happen.” It takes time and effort to incorporate new colors. Whether you work in paints, plasti...

December 14, 2020

The color of liquid is one of the most difficult things to control during production. But it’s important. Would you choose a bottle of juice or cleaner that is lighter in color than the other bottles on the shelf? What about cough syrup?     Liquid is hard to measure because it can range in transparency from translucent to opaque. It’s also hard to hold, and the measurement device can’t touch it or the optics and the sample will both be contaminated.   Today&rsq...

October 27, 2020

The best way to visualize how color will react in real world lighting conditions is to use a light booth. Traditional light booths contain common illuminants like daylight, incandescent, and fluorescent to replicate how color will look in the retail store and post-purchase in outdoor and home lighting. Today, the increased use of LED lamps in home, commercial, and retail environments is impacting decades of standardized lighting procedures.   How LED is Changing the Game LED lights hav...

October 12, 2020

As the world reopens, retail stores are making functional changes to ensure customers and employees are safe and healthy. For starters, the notoriously social activity of shopping now requires associates and customers to maintain distance and wear masks.      Customers need to feel comfortable when they sit down at the cosmetic counter, too. While the role of the beauty consultant is not going away, demo makeup applications and cosmetic testers are. This leaves retailers seeking ...

July 15, 2020

In a highly competitive marketplace, brands and packaging designers are looking for ways to differentiate their products on the shelf. This increasingly goes beyond color to include embellishment options such as foils, special varnishes, soft touch finishes, and more. Designers are also using more intense solid colors, fluorescents and iridescents, and not just with conventional print. Digital solutions allow more variation in packaging and the ability to address shorter runs and faster cycle ti...

June 04, 2020

As digital printing continues to grow, many printmakers are moving beyond traditional media to create artwork on substrates like wood, acrylic, textiles, and backlit materials. While the results can be beautiful, achieving exceptional print quality on these materials can be challenging.   Enter the i1Pro 3 Plus. With its large aperture, polarization and transmissive capabilities, this new member of X-Rite’s i1Pro Family can create color profiles for substrates that are otherwise ...

May 20, 2020

Nuestros clientes que ahora trabajan de forma remota deben ser conscientes de que cambiar una pequeña variable, como aprobar el color en el hogar bajo una fuente de luz diferente o enviar especificaciones por correo electrónico en lugar de enviar una muestra física, puede introducir problemas de color que pueden llegar a ser graves. La primera y más importante etapa para el control del color es una comunicación precisa. Estos recursos lo ayudarán a comenzar. La importancia de la comunicación de...

March 27, 2020

Los espectrofotómetros son dispositivos de medición del color que se usan para capturar y evaluar el color. Como parte de un programa de control del color, los propietarios de marcas y los diseñadores los usan para especificar y comunicar el color, y los fabricantes los usan para supervisar la precisión del color en toda la producción. Los espectrofotómetros pueden medir prácticamente cualquier cosa, incluidos líquidos, plásticos, papel, metal, telas, y ayudan a garantizar que el color se manten...

March 27, 2020

Las pantallas del teléfono y la computadora son la ventana al mundo digital del color, pero si está aprobando los colores por correo electrónico o mensaje de texto, debe tener en cuenta las limitaciones.  Si es un principiante, debe saber que cada uno de sus dispositivos muestra los colores según un modelo de color diferente. Los dispositivos de entrada, la cámara y el monitor, muestran los colores mediante el modelo aditivo. Comienzan con oscuridad y agregan luz roja, verde y azu...

March 27, 2020
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