X-rite/Pantone, Inc.

X-Rite and Pantone Demonstrate How to Imagine, Define, Apply and Create Color at 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, will show i1Profiler, X-Rite’s next generation color profiling solution, for the first time in North America at this year’s Graph Expo trade show (booth #448, McCormick Place South, Chicago, Ill., September 11-14, 2011), along with the full portfolio of i1 Professional Color Management Solutions.

i1Profiler is a powerful color profiling solution that delivers an entirely new, flexible user defined experience to generate unrivaled color quality and will be demonstrated live throughout the show. Accommodating a broad range of proficiencies and expertise, i1Profiler provides imaging 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. 

Additionally, visitors to the X-Rite/Pantone booth will be able to 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.

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. 

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. 

For attendees that are either considering digital printing technologies or already have those capabilities in-house, X-Rite wlll be demonstrating the i1iSis XL along with Digital PressWatch from Chromix. Designed within the capable Maxwell ‘Cloud’ service, it allows digital printers the kind of QA controls inherent with traditional web and sheet-fed printing. Digital PressWatch provides tools for viewing, monitoring and reporting the performance of each and every digital press, all from a web browser. Essential tasks like verification, pass/fail reporting and trending relative to a print standard are core to its functionality.

X-Rite is also planning to demonstrate the latest version of EasyTrax, its affordable, semi-automated press-side color scanning solution, along with IntelliTrax, the industry’s scanning system of choice, which provides the fastest, fully-automated press-side color control solution available today. In the Agfa Graphics’ Pitman Company’s booth, #1227, IntelliTrax will be integrated with the Essex Products Group (EPG) KeyColor E ink controller, demonstrating closed-loop press controls.

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. 

For more information or to see a live demonstration of any of these solutions, please visit X-Rite/Pantone at booth (#448) throughout the show.

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