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X-Rite Names Toyo Ink an Accredited PantoneLIVE Partner

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Expands PantoneLIVE for Digital Color Communications to Brand Owners and Packaging Converters in Asia

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced Toyo Ink Co., Ltd has joined the PantoneLIVE™ Accredited Partner Program. Toyo Ink is part of a select group of international partners and becomes the first PantoneLIVE accredited ink manufacturer in Japan. This enables Japanese-based brand owners and packaging converters to more easily use the PantoneLIVE ecosystem for digital color communications to accurately define, develop and share precise spectral definitions for brand color palettes based on specific substrates, print processes, inks and application methods.

“We are extremely proud to become an Accredited Ink Manufacturer partner for PantoneLIVE,” said Takashi Yamauchi, General Manager, Planning Department, Corporate Planning Division, Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. “PantoneLIVE revolutionizes the way color is communicated and ensures accurate color in printing across multiple geographic locations and printing partners. Using PantoneLIVE our customers worldwide will be able to speed print production times and improve overall workflow efficiencies.”

Toyo Ink has supported its customer by offering a total color management solution and a range of printing inks for commercial printing and packaging for over 20 years. To support customer demand for a wide color gamut, Toyo Ink is an expert organization in spot color formulation and offers color services. Toyo Ink will use PantoneLIVE internally to help match PANTONE Colors, including options for a variety of substrates and printing processes.

“We have enjoyed a longstanding business relationship with Toyo Ink and are excited to now have Toyo Ink as a accredited partner for PantoneLIVE,” said Fumiteru Minami, General Manager for Japan and Korea, X-Rite Pantone. “In addition, Toyo Ink will offer Japanese brand owners PantoneLIVE solutions to help communicate color across the entire packaging supply chain. This broadens PantoneLIVE’s presence in the growing Asian marketplace and provides our customers the assurance needed that the inks they are using meet brand owner standards regardless of the substrate or printing technology used.”


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