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X-Rite Introduces New Portable Dot Meter Line For The Graphic Arts Market

Press release from the issuing company

Grandville, Mich—April 15, 2003— X-Rite, Incorporated, a leading global provider of technology solutions measuring color, light and shape, today introduced a new line of dot meter products for the graphic arts industry. X-RiteDot is a line of portable dot analysis instruments designed to provide operators a quick and easy way to identify and resolve plate issues commonly faced in the imaging workflow. In a single press of the button, X-RiteDot operators receive precise measurement of dot size, including digital screen ruling assessment, on-board video dot magnification and dot shape analysis. The X-RiteDot product line is available immediately and offered in five models: BasicDot, PlateDot, PrintDot, ComboDot, and FlexoDot. “Accurate dots make better reproductions,” says Iain Trevor Pike, X-Rite’s Worldwide Product Manager, Printing. “The X-RiteDot product line offers customers a wide-variety of solutions to fit their operational needs.” Overview of X-RiteDot Product Line -BasicDot: Accurately measures dot coverage from blue and green imaged printing plates. -PlateDot: Adds the ability to measure from virtually any color and plate image and autoselects the appropriate settings. -PrintDot: Provides physical dot size measurements from comps, proofs, or press prints. -ComboDot: Analyzes the exact screen percentage of any hard-dot or soft-dot film on any light table. ComboDot also includes a separate density head and transmission base for conventional film density measurements. -FlexoDot: Measures accurate dot sizes and screen rulings on Computer-To-Plate (CTP) and conventional flexo printing plates.