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X-Rite and Pantone Showcase End-to-End Color Workflow Solutions at Labelexpo Europe

X-Rite and Pantone Showcase End-to-End Color Workflow Solutions at Labelexpo Europe

Label and packaging converters can see the latest color management innovation to help streamline color communication and print workflows from pre-press through production and quality control.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., September 4, 2019 – X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, will showcase the latest innovation in color management at this year’s Labelexpo Europe, September 24 – 27 in Brussels, Belgium. In Hall No. 3, stand 3E62, X-Rite and Pantone will demonstrate its full portfolio of hardware and software designed to streamline the color workflow process from pre-press, formulation, print production, and quality control. In addition, the eXact spectrophotometer and ColorCert quality control software will be on display in Labelexpo’s Flexible Packaging Arena as part of the conventional and digital press lines producing indirect food contact flexible packaging.


“We are excited to be participating in the 40th anniversary of Labelexpo Europe and showcasing digital color communication and workflow solutions designed to meet the needs of labeling and packaging converters today and tomorrow,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite. “As the types of materials, inks and printing technologies expand, color management has evolved to support these advances and make it easier for printers to communicate, calibrate, manage, and control color across the entire labeling workflow for improved efficiency and color consistency.” 


X-Rite and Pantone solutions on display at Labelexpo Europe include: 


New i1Pro 3 Plus – whether printing on thin films, labels, cardboard, or plastics, the i1Pro 3 Plus color profiling device helps reduces color measurement variability allowing printers to create ICC profiles for almost any substrate and calibrate print production devices for the highest level of color accuracy.  


New eXact Auto-Scan – combining the portability of a handheld spectrophotometer with the speed of an automated scanning system, the eXact Auto-Scan helps converters automate the measurement of all patches of a color bar minimizing make ready time and waste.


New Cup & Cylinder Fixture – Available for the eXact spectrophotometer, the Cup and Cylinder Fixture helps converters measure and control color on cups, bottles, tubes, and other curved surfaces without damaging the sample for reduced measurement time and a more sustainable manufacturing process.


PantoneLIVE™ – As more brands and print suppliers embrace digital transformation and Industry 4.0, PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based solution that enables the packaging supply chain to implement and access a database of spectrally defined Pantone® and brand spot color standards for accurate and repeatable color regardless of substrate, printing technology or ink types used.


ColorCert – Used by consumer package goods companies, labeling and packaging print converters, ColorCert software provides real-time color and print quality process control and reporting for transparent and real-time evaluation of print and color quality results.


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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 and specific brand palettes. This results in consistent and repeatable color across product families, for a cohesive brand approach regardless of material, media or print technology. For more information, please visit


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 For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedInTwitter, 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

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