X-Rite expert to inform visitors on color tolerancing, and representatives demonstrate how the X-Rite eXact can now read color bars of print and packaging materials
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - X-Rite, Incorporated with its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone LLC will showcase award-winning solutions for the measurement, management and communication of color at the PRINT 2013 trade fair to be held Sept. 8-12 at McCormick Place, Chicago.
As part of those offerings, X-Rite Pantone representatives will demonstrate a new trolley for the recently introduced eXact spectrophotometer that enables pressroom personnel to improve color workflows. Pressroom personnel can use the trolley to smoothly read color bars on a variety of printed materials, such as packaging with multiple color bars. The accessory extends the sophisticated measuring system of eXact to a wide array of printing equipment, including older offset presses with no automated color controls.
Visitors will be able to view the eXact scanning demonstration at any of the following booths of the company's value chain partners:
• Esko , booth 4231;
• Fujifilm, booth 1218; and
• ColorHQ, booth 4238.
The eXact spectrophotometer makes color measurements quick and easy for brand managers, pre-media, ink suppliers, printers and converters, while solving the widespread problem of measuring and matching colors on various substrates and surfaces.
Visitors to the Esko booth can learn about PantoneLIVE™ ecosystem that delivers brand color consistency across the entire packaging supply chain. PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based repository of precise spectral data for PANTONE Color Libraries. Designers and brand owners specify the desired Pantone colors using Adobe® Illustrator™ plug-ins such as PantoneLIVE Color Book and Viewer. Premedia personnel can access correct color files using Esko ColorEngine and generate proofs of the work using Esko FlexProof E.
X-Rite expert Ray Cheydleur will be educating visitors on the latest advances in colorimetry as it relates to tolerancing standards during a panel discussion at 2:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at booth 4877 sponsored by IDEAlliance. Senior technology and business managers responsible for quality and process control of premedia and print production are encourage to attend the program.
X-Rite representatives will also demonstrate the redesigned i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer that provides a higher level of accuracy, versatility and functionality for the prepress and pre-media departments. The i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer has garnered the 2013 iF Product Design Award, the 2012 InterTech™ Technology Award and the red dot design award in 2012.
In addition, visitors can learn about:
• NetProfiler 3.0, a software package that makes it easy for eXact customers to optimize, verify and ascertain on a regular basis that their instruments are calibrated to a single virtual standard with handheld and benchtop spectrophotometers used at locations globally.
• InkFormulation 6, a software for rapidly calculating optimal recipes. The software helps printers and ink suppliers speed up the ink formulation process (including liquid inks and special inks), with consistent, reproducible results on a broad variety of substrates and ink film thicknesses, including transparent films and metalized substrates.