X-Rite to Showcase Color Services and End-to-End Workflows at INFOFLEX 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., February 23, 2016 – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced it is a Platinum Sponsor at FTA Forum & INFO*FLEX 2016, March 6-9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. In booth 107, X-Rite Pantone will showcase the latest color quality management solutions and professional color services designed to provide packaging converters the tools and resources needed to implement color standards and workflows across their business.

“Many brand owners are moving towards digital color communication as a means to achieve more stringent color consistency,” said Adrián Fernández, Vice President, PantoneLive, X-Rite Pantone. “As a result, color communications and process controls become a critical component to getting color right. This year at INFO*FLEX, the X-Rite Pantone Global Color Services Team will demonstrate flexible solutions to migrate to digital color communications and discuss standard processes to achieve predictable, repeatable color on flexographic presses. With the right color services, converters and printers can improve quality and customer relations.”

The X-Rite Pantone booth will feature color specification, measurement and ink formulation solutions that improve color management across entire packaging workflow. PantoneLIVE, a cloud-based solution, helps brand owners and printers define and store spectral values for color palettes, ensuring accurate, consistent color regardless of the type of inks, substrates and printing technologies. ColorCert®: X-Rite Edition, a color reporting tool, provides statistical process control for defining, monitoring and communicating production quality across multiple facilities or suppliers. X-Rite eXact™, an award-winning handheld spectrophotometer, helps packaging converters understand and manage color using both short and long (2” to 44”) color strips commonly embedded in flexographic printing. In addition, X-Rite will discuss fixed color palette or extended color gamut printing.

Sessions Highlight Digital Color Workflow

X-Rite is presenting two sessions on how digital color communications can help printers grow their flexographic businesses and create efficiencies. Sessions include:

Color Communication across the Silos
When: Sunday, March 6th
Speaker: Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Portfolio Manager, X-Rite Pantone and Chair of the Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards (CGATS)
Session Description: In this session, Ray will discuss the Color Exchange Format version 3 (CxF3) recently approved by the ISO. He will provide an introduction to what CxF3 is, what it isn’t and how it can be used to communicate color information across the supply chain.

How a Modern Color Workflow Can Benefit your Operation
When: Monday March 7th from 2:10 - 2:30 pm
Speaker: Mark Gundlach, Solutions Architect, X-Rite Pantone
Session Description: What do color standards mean for your entire workflow –customer, ink room, pressroom? Learn why having a consistent approach to measurement matters to your business and how leading companies are accomplishing this. See how metrics can help maximize and grow your business while reducing ink retention.

For more information about X-Rite Pantone’s products and services visit http://www.xrite.com/packaging.

About X-Rite
Founded in 1958, X-Rite, Incorporated is a global leader in color science and technology. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com.

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