X-Rite Exhibits Color Measurement & Control Solutions at PRINT
Press release from the issuing company
GRANDVILLE, Michigan (PRINT 01 & Seybold SF), September 6, 2001 – X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ:XRIT), a leading global provider of technology enhancing solutions using color, light, and shape is exhibiting a wide sample of its color measurement solutions for the printing and digital imaging industry this Fall at several major industry events including PRINT 01 (Booth #5655) in Chicago (September 6-13), SGIA (Booth 1457), Anaheim (September 19-22), Seybold Seminars (Booth # 311) in San Francisco (September 25-27), and Labelexpo Europe (Stand 7525) in Brussels, Belgium (26-29 September).
At these events, X-Rite is showcasing industry specific solutions from among the following hot X·?Rite technologies. 1)First showing of enhanced future versions of 500-series handheld spectrodensitometers with built-in Color Match capabilities; 2)The award-winning Spectrofiler2 with an expanded feature set, for “on-the-fly” characterization of the print process from a miniaturized test image; 3)QuickCal, a fast, automated hand-scanning densitometer that calibrates color output devices, now shipping; 4) the ATS Publication solution, a unique version of X-Rite’s popular Auto-Tracking Spectrophotometer system capable of measuring color bars as narrow as 2mm in height to accommodate the shorter cut-off format of the latest publication web presses; 5) InkMaster, the fully-featured ink formulation solution for large printing plants and ink suppliers, is now available in French, German, Spanish and Italian language versions.
Enhanced 500 Series Spectrodensitometers
X-Rite will show the latest versions of its 500 Series handheld spectrodensitometers for prepress and pressroom quality control. The premium 528 and 530 models will soon include a new color match feature including storage of color recipe information. The models will also take advantage of X-Rite’s proprietary ColorMail technology to share critical color data between desktop PCs and shop-floor measurement devices. The 500 Series, is the industry’s only line of densitometers equipped with spectral engines for unparalleled accuracy and repeatability.
Perhaps the quickest and easiest-to-use automated densitometer to come to the digital imaging market, QuickCal is designed to provide calibration and quality control of PostScript color copiers, color printers, and color proofing devices. QuickCal is ideal for calibrating large-format devices in Copy Shops, Professional Labs, Quick Printers and In-House Production environments.
QuickCal’s sleek ergonomic design makes hand scanning measurements effortless. Users simply move or roll the instrument over a printed test image to acquire and report measurement data. The instrument provides density measurements at an accuracy level to 2% density value, and also calculates and reports dot area. Within minutes, the color printer or copier is calibrated and ready to deliver accurate, consistent prints.
Typical color management test images incorporate patches that are 1/4-inch by 1/4-inch (6mm by 6mm), requiring the time and money expense of an entire press run to create an ICC profile. In contrast, Spectrofiler2 technology supports patches that measure only 1/16-inch by 3/16- inch (1.6mm by 5mm). In Spectrofiler2, X-Rite is the first to offer a solution that can enable color-management feedback from any press run that can accommodate a color bar.
Spectrofiler2 is designed to provide rapid measurement when integrated with systems such as X·?Rite’s Auto-Tracking Spectrophotometers (ATS), which are used to control color on a variety of lithographic presses (from sheetfed to web). In addition, an affordable Spectrofiler2 System for highly automated print characterization includes
the Spectrofiler application paired with a small-footprint version of the ATS in a special 20-inch (512mm) width, and is available today.
Ink-Master features the most advanced color communication and display tools leveraging exclusive X-Rite technologies such as ColorMail for electronic communication of ink formulation color data, and On-Screen Color, the ink industry’s first implementation of standard ICC color preview technology. With four new languages in addition to English now available, X-Rite is connecting even more users in the world with a global ink formulation solution. Ink-Master now also offers a myriad of features that make it easier to use, fast, and accurate in first-shot formulas.
Praised by printers and ink suppliers worldwide, versatile Ink-Master allows formulation with liquid, paste, transparent and opaque colorants, including printing over white. This makes it well suited for litho, flexo, gravure or screen printing ink formulations.
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