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X-Rite, Pantone to showcase latest color solutions at Graph Expo

Jul 22, 2010 12:00 AM

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Grand Rapids, MI-based X-Rite Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pantone, will showcase their latest line of print and prepress color management solutions in Graph Expo booth 448.

For the first time in North America, X-Rite will demonstrate its next-generation color profiling solution featuring i1Profiler, the company’s new color profiling software, and Pantone Link, a new color swatch bridging software. i1Profiler and Pantone Link offer “unprecedented” color quality for up to 8-color printing workflows (CMYK + any four), iterative profiling, peer-level workflow exchange, QA validation/verification against ISO, simplified color space selection, and spot color accuracy.

Graph Expo attendees will see the latest version (v. 6) of X-Rite’s InkFormulation software. Developed for ink manufacturers and printers who formulate their own ink, it provides a fast, accurate and consistent ink formulation, formula creation, storage, approval and retrieval solution for offset, flexographic, gravure and screen-printing inks. The new InkFormulation 6 software gives ink suppliers and printers more flexibility over recipes and assortments, improves basic materials handling, automatically determines the right ink film thickness and helps to eliminate hazardous waste.

The new X-Rite PrintCheck and PressOptimizer, available in four software packages, are designed for printers who want to print to international ISO standards using industry specifications for process control like G7 or PSO, or for those that need to set their own tolerances. The new, wizard-driven solutions allow print buyers and pressroom operators to simplify workflows and follow a job from contract to delivery and ensure quality consistency and standards compliance.

Pantone’s new Plus Series is the next generation of the Pantone Matching System for multimedia graphic design. It contains hundreds of new colors for greater design flexibility and contemporary impact, as well as several new features, such as chromatic arrangement for more intuitive color selection, an index to aid in specific color location, a ColorChecker lighting indicator for finding the proper conditions for color evaluation, a ColorChecker primer for digital image color correction and Pantone Color Manager software.

Visitors to the X-Rite/Pantone booth will see the company’s full range of color solutions including color inspiration and selection tools, systems for profiling and calibrating monitors, printers and presses; proofing systems; pressroom quality control tools; ink formulation tools; dedicated flexography and package production solutions; and tools for overall process control and color certification of the digital printing supply chain. X-Rite also will showcase solutions in partner booths. X-Rite and Pantone will be running limited time offers and promotions for all new purchases initiated during Graph Expo.