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.