X-Rite Pantone Shows Solutions for Managing/Communicating Color at GRAPH EXPO
Demonstrations of the newly enhanced i1Pro 2 platform will be held at the Color Management Group and Esko booths. At the Agfa Pitman and Xpedx booths, X-Rite personnel will give the latest developments in IntelliTrax technologies for newspapers and other media.
Visitors to the Esko booth can also learn about PantoneLIVE, which has established itself as an indispensible tool for effective color management for all stakeholders in the supply chain. The precise spectral data for trademark colors of brand owners and the PANTONE Color Libraries are stored in a secure site on the cloud so they can be accessed anytime and anywhere in the world by PantoneLIVE licensed customers.
Brand owners specify the desired colors from their portals, working with designers who access the approved color palette 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 or GMG ColorProof.
Also on display will be the PANTONE D65 Lighting Indicator Stickers. Similar to the D50 Lighting Indicator Stickers, the D65 Lighting Indicator Stickers make it easy for designers and manufacturers to determine if colors are being viewed under the right lighting conditions for accurate color evaluation, specification and matching. Whereas D50 lighting is commonly used for evaluating printed design work and photography, D65 is commonly used to evaluate the color of textiles, paints, plastics and other manufactured products. Attendees can also view the 336 New Colors that have been recently added to the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, bringing the total number of color standards to 1,677. The PANTONE PLUS SERIES provides an accurate way for designers to communicate and control color throughout the entire design process—from inspiration to final output.
X-Rite Pantone solutions will be shown at the booths of the following exhibitors: Alwan (#154), Beta Industries (#4435), Canon (#400), Color HQ (646), Digital Information (#448), EFI (#2000), Fuji (#627), Heidelberg (#1214), Hewlett Packard (#1227), Komori (#1255), Presstek (#3417) and PrintFlow (#461).