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X-Rite Donates Color Management Solutions to Idealliance for Its G7 Programs

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

i1 Calibration and ICC Profiling Tools Used at Cal Poly University and Rochester Institute of Technologies Printing Laboratories 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced the donation of its i1 Family of color management solutions to Idealliance® for use at its partner laboratories at Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies. The universities are leveraging i1 calibration and ICC profiling solutions, including the new i1iSis 2, as part of Idealliance’s G7 Master and G7 Process Control Master Qualification programs.

Idealliance has processed thousands of G7 qualification submissions from print service providers through its partner evaluation laboratories at Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies Printing Arts Laboratory. In addition, the partners process submissions from industry leading technology companies, who submit systems to Idealliance for evaluation of conformance to the latest industry standards.

"Processing these submissions requires that data is accurately and consistently evaluated,” says Steven Bonoff, Executive Vice President, Idealliance. “Idealliance has entrusted our partners at X-Rite to provide state-of-the-art measurement devices for use by our evaluation partners. The donation and use of these devices contributes to the trust members place in the many certification programs offered by Idealliance. We thank X-Rite for their continued support of Idealliance and our industry. Our partnership supports the print industry in its continued evolution from being an art and craft, to one that is science-based, driven by data and process conformance."

“Through our donation with Idealliance, Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies, we are able to support the G7 program and further advance color workflow processes,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Portfolio Manager of X-Rite. “The X-Rite family of measurement solutions provide G7 printers with the flexibility and automation required for end-to-end workflow from profiling to the pressroom. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Idealliance.”

The X-Rite i1 color management solutions donated included:

  • i1iSis 2 – an automated chart reader for prepress/premedia, photo and pressroom color management and profiling that uses i1 spectral technology to accommodate M0, M1 and M2 measurement illumination conditions which help manage the complexities of measuring optically brightened substrates.
  • i1Pro 2 – a spectral color measurement solution offering display and projector profiling, monitor and print quality assurance and spot color measurement.
  • i1iO 2 – a hands-free test chart reading device that provides fast measurements of reflective test charts and creates custom profiles for consistent and reliable measurements.


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