X-Rite and Pantone Demonstrate End-to-End Color Workflow Solutions at INFO*FLEX 2018

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 3, 2018 – At FTA Forum & INFO*FLEX 2018, May 6-9 in Indianapolis, X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and Pantone LLC are showcasing their complete end-to-end color workflow solutions for flexography printers and converters. With X-Rite and Pantone solutions, brands, designers, package printers and converters can streamline the premedia and prepress process, ensure effective ink formulations, reduce makeready times and improve production quality. In addition, the companies are previewing new PantoneLIVE™ libraries for flexography printers and converters that will allow them to accurately match achievable Pantone Colors in label and carton applications.

“PantoneLIVE helps ensure that everyone in the design and supply chain are speaking the same language with respect to color in packaging production,” said Adrián Fernández, General Manager, Pantone. “Incorporating PantoneLIVE into an end-to-end workflow that includes X-Rite’s InkFormulation Software, eXact Xp and ColorCert Suite, helps brands and converters ensure that color specifications are always available, always up to date, and take into consideration the variances caused by differences in substrates, ink system supplier, and printing technologies.”

The X-Rite booth #841 will feature:

  • PantoneLIVE, an end-to-end color communication ecosystem that bridges the gap in digital color communication between brands/designers and their print, packaging or manufacturing supply chains. Leveraging the cloud, PantoneLIVE ensures Pantone Color consistency from design through final production by setting achievable expectations of the entire supply chain. Print and packaging designers can leverage the PantoneLIVE Design license while converters and package printers can use the PantoneLIVE Production - Print & Packaging license. 
  • ColorCert Suite, a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting suite of tools used by consumer-packaged goods companies and packaging print converters to simplify color specification and verification across a diverse network of stakeholders. It provides all supply chain participants with a transparent, fair and real-time evaluation of print and color quality results, allowing them to shift from a subjective to analytical workflow to collaboratively improve results.
  • X-Rite eXact™ Xp, part of the company’s award-winning eXact handheld spectrophotometer platform. It is designed to accurately and consistently measure color on flexible film materials, including lamination materials and base structures.
  • InkFormulation Software Version 6.3, the industry-leading solution for ink color recipe creation, storage, approval and retrieval for offset, flexographic, gravure and screen-printing inks. InkFormulation tailors ink recipes based on print run details, including ink type and brand, curing technology, substrate, ink film thickness, substrate, finishing techniques, and print processes.

For more information about X-Rite print and packaging solutions visit https://www.xrite.com/industry-solutions/print-packaging.

About PantoneLIVE
PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based solution that enables the Pantone Color language to be communicated and targeted for accurate color production across the entire supply chain – from design concept to final color production. The PantoneLIVE family includes PantoneLIVE Design, PantoneLIVE Production - Print & Packaging and PantoneLIVE Production – Plastic, Coatings, and Textile. The different offerings are tailored to meet the specific needs of designers, color material suppliers, and manufacturers working with paper, film, plastics, coatings and textiles. The PantoneLIVE family is supported by licensed hardware and software that enables each area of the packaging, plastic, coatings, and textile supply chains to access spectral data for matching Pantone Colors, in addition to specific brand palettes. This results in consistent and repeatable color across product families, regardless of material, media or print technology, providing a cohesive brand approach. For more information, please see www.pantone.com/live.

About X-Rite
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With 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 offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite 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. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.  

About Pantone
Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at www.pantone.com and connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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©2018 X-Rite, Inc. All rights reserved. X-Rite is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Inc. PANTONE®, PantoneLIVE and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pantone is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated. Licensed under Sun Chemical Corporation. Sun Chemical’s patented technology enables the communication of a consistent, digital description of the desired appearance of a product. – U.S. Patent Nos. 7,034,960; 7,202,976; 7,268,918; 7,417,764; 7,738,149 and their foreign equivalents. © Pantone LLC, 2018. All rights reserved.

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