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X-Rite and Pantone to Demonstrate at DRUPA

Press release from the issuing company

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 6, 2008 – X-Rite, Incorporated,  a global leader in color technology, and its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, Inc., the global color authority, today announced that they will unveil a complete range of color solutions and new initiatives at DRUPA 2008 (Düsseldorf, Germany, May 29 – June 11, 2008).  X-Rite will showcase its complete product range on stand DO2 in Hall 5, and its PANTONEproducts on stand E04 in Hall 9.

X-Rite's recent acquisition of Pantone enriches the X-Rite product portfolio and positions the company as the leading provider of innovative, integrated, full spectrum solutions for color specification, color management and color communication.  X-Rite's solutions now serve every stage of the print production value supply chain across all media, from concept to consumer, from inspiration to production.

"We have participated in every DRUPA conference for the past 25 years," said Tom Vacchiano, X-Rite's chief executive officer. "This year is particularly significant as we will demonstrate some of the company's greatest achievements to date, and showcase key developments resulting from the merging of the GretagMacbeth and Pantone teams into the X-Rite family."

Highlights will include, among others, live output of a unique DRUPA tradeshow keepsake product showcasing X-Rite's real-world color design, color management and color communications solutions, as well as the most current versions of the PANTONE Goe System.

Throughout the show, X-Rite and Pantone color experts will demonstrate real world color scenarios from design and prepress to commercial and digital printing and packaging. Color and color QC professionals from all points of the production supply chain will see how X-Rite communicates color across every stage of the workflow process. Demonstrations of each solution in the company's portfolio, including design, profiling, prepress, proofing, ink formulation, QC and print, will address specific needs for delivering globally consistent, accurate, reproducible and predictable color output across all media types throughout the production value chain.

Reflecting the company's ubiquitous industry presence, X-Rite's color standards, devices, software and services will also be showcased on a number of other manufacturers' and partners' stands including Canon, EFI, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Komori, W&H and Xerox.