X-Rite, Pantone debut eXact 2 Spectrophotometer, color measurement technology, digital color workflows at PRINTING United Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21; eXact uses Mantis video targeting technology that allows operators to see what they are measuring

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan , October 4, 2022 (press release) –

X-Rite and Pantone showcase the next generation of color measurement hardware leveraging video targeting technology and integrated cloud-based software to provide printers and converters with a total solution in one handheld device. 

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, will showcase the future of color measurement technology and digital color workflows at PRINTING United Expo 2022, October 19-21 in Las Vegas. Printers and converters will see firsthand how the next generation eXact™ 2 spectrophotometer and software ecosystem bring the print and packaging workflow together in one device. 

“We are excited to attend PRINTING United and to demonstrate the eXact 2’s award-winning Mantis™ video targeting technology that allows operators to see exactly what they are measuring,” said Carlos Borda, Director Print and Packaging, X-Rite. “More than just a color measurement tool, eXact 2 is the driving force behind an integrated digital workflow to evaluate and manage color and leverage industry standards for process control. For a powerful end-to-end color solution, it connects to cloud-based software, including PantoneLIVE™, ColorCert™, and InkFormulation software, directly from the touch screen.” 

In booth N729, X-Rite will showcase the next generation of color management solutions. 

eXact 2 is the first handheld, non-contact measurement device for the print and packaging market to combine imaging technology with zoom, onboard camera, scanning, Wi-Fi, and advanced software integrations. With a simplified user interface, print operators can verify customer requirements two times faster and with more confidence that the correct spot is measured. The eXact 2 won the Pinnacle InterTech Award which recognizes best-in-class products for the printing industry. 

ColorCert ScoreCard Server has been redesigned using a new modern architecture and provides printers with an overall view of print quality and color performance in a single number score to confirm compliance with brand specifications, including spot color matching and CMYK production to both G7 and PSO target values. 

X-Rite Link is an intuitive cloud-based dashboard that allows printers and converters to verify the status of one or a fleet of eXact 2 devices, configure and distribute updates and libraries, and more. 

IntelliTrax2 Pro is an integrated automated scanning solution for mid- to large-sized commercial printers that provides instant feedback on job performance with direct integration to the ColorCert Suite. It is a G7® Press Control System Certified by Idealliance® and supports PSO and ISO print specification to help printers ensure each job is produced according to the customer’s requirements. 

i1Pro 3 Plus color profiling device reduces color measurement variability allowing printers to create ICC profiles for almost any substrate including paper, film, textiles, vinyl, and other materials and calibrate print production devices for the highest level of color accuracy. It can be paired with the i1iO chart reading system for automated transmission profiling used in backlit signage applications. 

For more information about X-Rite print and packaging solutions visit https://www.xrite.com/industry-solutions/print-packaging 

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. 

About Pantone

Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at www.pantone.com.


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