X-rite/Pantone, Inc.

X-Rite and Pantone Demonstrate How to Imagine, Define, Apply and Create Color Graph Expo 2011

X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced plans for the upcoming Graph Expo trade show (booth #448, McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL, September 11-14, 2011). The companies will unveil new products and demonstrate how the latest X-Rite/Pantone line of design, prepress and print solutions can help customers imagine, define, apply and create their color. 

Visitors to the X-Rite/Pantone booth will see how X-Rite/Pantone color solutions serve every stage of the print production value supply chain for commercial and package printing, from concept to consumer, from inspiration to production. Together, X-Rite and Pantone offer an unmatched set of solutions designed to help users achieve their color, consistently, with confidence and across all media.

During Graph Expo, X-Rite/Pantone will be showcasing their full range of standards-compliant color management solutions for profiling and calibrating scanners, monitors,, printers and presses; press quality control tools for proofs, plates and prints; ink formulation tools; dedicated flexography and packaging solutions; and process control and color certification for the digital supply chain. 

Show attendees will be able to see the recently announced portfolio of i1 Professional Color Management Solutions both on X-Rite’s booth and on The Color Management Group (#4358). Featuring i1Profiler, X-Rite’s next generation color profiling solution delivers an entirely new, flexible user defined experience to generate unrivaled color quality. Accommodating a broad range of proficiencies and expertise, i1Profiler provides creative professionals complete power and control to create the highest quality profiles in one, convenient software tool. You can create custom profiles for your monitors, RGB and CMYK printers, digital projectors and digital cameras to achieve an all-new level of color quality. 

X-Rite will also be showcasing its recently announced i1Display Pro an all-new technologically advanced hardware and software solution for color calibration and profiling of displays, laptops and projectors. i1Display Pro is the ultimate choice for designers, professional photographers and imaging professionals looking for the highest on screen color accuracy. 

X-Rite will also demonstrate the latest version of EasyTrax, its affordable, semi-automated press-side color scanning solution and IntelliTrax the industry’s scanning system of choice, providing the fastest, fully-automated press-side color control solution available today.

On EPG’s booth (Essex Products Group, booth #3348) IntelliTrax will be integrated with with EPG’s KeyColor S ink desk for smaller presses, demonstrating closed loop press controls. In the Agfa Graphics’ Pitman Company’s booth, #1227, attendees will see EPG’s KeyColor E ink controller, also operating with an X-Rite IntelliTrax.

Additionally, attendees will view a variety of essential PANTONE Color tools, including Capsure designed to let graphic professionals capture color inspiration from any surface, material or fabric and match it quickly and accurately to a PANTONE Color. 

Show attendees will also see Pantone’s two new mobile applications myPANTONE for Android and myPANTONE 2.0 for the iPhone, iPod and iPad designed to capture, create and share PANTONE Color Palettes on popular mobile devices – giving graphic, digital, multimedia, fashion, interior and industrial designers access to more than 13,000 PANTONE Colors wherever they go, whenever they find inspiration.

X-Rite will also demonstrate version 6 of its InkFormulation and ColorQuality software packages. Developed for ink manufacturers and printers who formulate their own ink, X-Rite’s InkFormulation provides a fast, accurate and consistent ink formulation, formula creation, storage, approval and retrieval solution for offset, flexographic, gravure and screen-printing inks. InkFormulation 6 and ColorQuality 6 give ink suppliers and printers more flexibility over recipes and assortments, improve basic materials handling, automatically determines the right ink film thickness and helps to eliminate hazardous waste.