Reduced inventory. Faster time to formulation.

Increasingly, printers and packaging converters are focused on standardizing operations to reduce costs, improve quality and increase productivity. But often the ink room is overlooked in these standardization efforts. Managing ink and ensuring both quality of incoming materials and accuracy of ink formulations are key elements of delivering good color quality. If ink doesn’t meet specifications, then all of the other standardization work can be for naught.

Uniting the entire workflow via digital color management and with industry leading devices is the only way to stay ahead of a growing demand for faster, more precise and accurate color. Through dependent color standards and best practices, you can reduce approval cycles, achieve better quality compliance, accurately formulate ink, reduce the number of on-press corrections, and increase financial savings by managing leftover inks.

Customizable solutions from X-Rite Pantone provide Ink professionals the ability to:

Formulation for Ink Rooms:

It is important to have the right tools for formulation to deliver fast and accurate color recipes that account for substrates, ink volume, and the re-use of leftovers. With X-Rite formulation solutions, you can reduce the steps to an acceptable match, manage ink recipes and assortments, provide consistent color reproduction, improve basic material handling, and reduce hazardous waste and ink inventories.

  • InkFormulation Software

    InkFormulation Software is part of an end-to-end color workflow that gives ink suppliers, printers and packaging converters flexibility and control over recipes and assortments, improves basic material handling, simplifies definition of the right ink film thickness and helps reduce hazardous waste. It also makes it easier to use leftover inks and press returns, reducing overall ink inventories. 
  • PantoneLIVE

    Specifies and communicates color standards throughout the production process to ensure accurate and repeatable color regardless of substrate, printing technology, or ink types used. 

Quality Control for Ink Rooms:

It’s imperative to your operation to have consistent color throughout the supply chain using configurable options. X-Rite provides industry-leading quality control hardware and software to ensure color can be easily measured, controlled, and evaluated throughout the workflow and across the globe.

  • eXact Advanced

    Validates the color of CMYK and spot color inks while also simultaneously measuring 4 M modes to visualize the spectral reflectance of a substrate or ink, measure the concentration of a specific ink, and measure the difference of a substrate or ink over white and over black. 
  • ColorCert

    Evaluate color quality of inks based on jobs created. ColorCert provides ink room quality assurance and direct connectivity with InkFormulation Software, sending measurements taken on press to the ink rom for evaluation and reformulation. Learn More

Featured Resources

Looking for great tips to be more successful from ink room to pressroom? This 30-minute webinar will show you how.

This whitepaper outlines an ideal digital workflow to help ink rooms formulate in fewer steps with less waste for a sustainable and cost-effective process.

Investments in current color management instrumentation, processes and procedures are critical to the future success of printing businesses. This whitepaper explains why.

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