X-Rite Inc. with its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone LLC has reached an agreement with ColorMetrix Technologies LLC to offer a seamless way for users of its VerifiedColor software to fully utilize the power of PantoneLIVE Color Libraries.
“Packagers, converters, wide-format printers and other customers that use VerifiedColor software to validate colors will save time and improve the accuracy of workflows throughout their supply chains with the new PantoneLIVE user interface,” said James Raffel, CEO of ColorMetrix.
ColorMetrix, a Milwaukee-based developer and provider of color validation software, is currently developing the VerifiedColor version that connects with PantoneLIVE, with an expected launch date in summer. X-Rite Pantone is a worldwide leader in color standards and the design and manufacture of color management solutions for printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, and industrial applications.
"We believe PantoneLIVE will add value to both of our respective clients looking to streamline their color verification process," Raffel said. "VerifiedColor takes custom spot color libraries and manages them with a state-of-the-art workflow and database system."
PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based, color management service that is supported by an ecosystem of industry-leading solutions and that maintains digital color libraries to guarantee accurate color communication for any supplier around the world. Brand owners and other approved members of the supply chain can manage digital access rights and facilitate color communication across packaging materials from design to production – helping minimize color revisions, creating go-to-market efficiencies and ultimately lowering development costs.
"We are very pleased to be working with ColorMetrix on providing this solution to its customers, many of whom use Pantone's universal color language," said Iain Pike, market director for PantoneLIVE. "Our new relationship with ColorMetrix is another example of how software providers and developers can tap into the power of PantoneLIVE seamlessly as a way to add value to their products in a relatively inexpensive manner."