X-Rite Donates Color Management Solutions to Idealliance for Its G7 Master Programs
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—November 24, 2015—X-Rite Inc., a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced the donation of its i1 Family of color management solutions to Idealliance for use at its partner laboratories at Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies. The universities are leveraging i1 calibration and ICC profiling solutions, including the new i1iSis 2, as part of Idealliance’s G7 Master and G7 Process Control Master Qualification programs.
Idealliance has processed thousands of G7 qualification submissions from print service providers through its partner evaluation laboratories at Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies Printing Arts Laboratory. In addition, the partners process submissions from industry leading technology companies, who submit systems to Idealliance for evaluation of conformance to the latest industry standards.
"Processing these submissions requires that data is accurately and consistently evaluated,” relayed Steven Bonoff, executive vice president, Idealliance. “Idealliance has entrusted our partners at X-Rite to provide state-of-the-art measurement devices for use by our evaluation partners. The donation and use of these devices contributes to the trust members place in the many certification programs offered by Idealliance. We thank X-Rite for their continued support of Idealliance and our industry. Our partnership supports the print industry in its continued evolution from being an art and craft, to one that is science-based, driven by data and process conformance."
Commenting on the donation, Ray Cheydleur, printing and imaging portfolio manager of X-Rite, said, "Through our donation with Idealliance, Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies, we are able to support the G7 program and further advance color workflow processes. The X-Rite family of measurement solutions provide G7 printers with the flexibility and automation required for end-to-end workflow from profiling to the pressroom. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Idealliance."
The X-Rite i1 color management solutions donated included:
- i1iSis 2—an automated chart reader for prepress/premedia, photo and pressroom color management and profiling that uses i1 spectral technology to accommodate M0, M1 and M2 measurement illumination conditions which help manage the complexities of measuring optically brightened substrates.
- i1Pro 2—a spectral color measurement solution offering display and projector profiling, monitor and print quality assurance and spot color measurement.
- i1iO 2—a hands-free test chart reading device that provides fast measurements of reflective test charts and creates custom profiles for consistent and reliable measurements.
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Inc. is a global leader in color science and technology. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries.
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite Inc., has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers.