Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Monday, May 7, 2012

X-Rite introduces Color iQC Print and NetProfiler 3.0 solutions that cut time, improve quality for print and packaging applications

X-Rite, Inc. has introduced its Color iQC Print and NetProfiler solutions at drupa 2012 to help companies in the print and packaging industries achieve higher efficiencies and improved quality through standardized and automated workflows.Attendees who visit the X-Rite Pantone stand D023, Hall 5 can see hands-on demonstrations of how Color iQC Print organizes information critical to efficient management of color data and greatly simplifies communication of the data across organizations. 

Color iQC Print links seamlessly with the PantoneLIVE™ cloud-based color service that has a proven record improving color matches of labels and packaging across an array of printing technologies and substrates, which builds tighter and high-value relationships between print companies and brand managers. 

X-Rite representatives will demonstrate how the NetProfiler 3.0 software can verify, optimize, and certify handheld and press-side spectrophotometers wherever they are used in the supply chain, ensuring that all stakeholders can use the same color standards and tolerances. NetProfiler 3.0 extends the power of profiling to handheld devices with embedded profiling capabilities, optimizing the performance of press-side spectrophotometers that all experience some data drift over time due to age and use. 

"Color iQC Print and PantoneLIVE shave hours off projects by making sure that all the links in the supply chain – from brand owners and designers to product production – have reliable and accurate color information when and where they need it," said Richard Knapp, X-Rite product marketing manager, color and appearance software. "It's clear that any brand owner using these tools will have a competitive advantage when it comes to introducing new products in terms of saving time and resources."

Color iQC Print allows any company in the workflow to designate jobs or measure color data in the format it is accustomed to using and send data to next link in the supply chain with confidence that the information will be preserved exactly the way it was sent. Color iQC Print's easy-to-learn organization and transmission of data works seamlessly with the newly introduced PantoneLIVE color service that provides instant access to essential brand color standards via the Internet. PantoneLIVE efficiently and cost effectively controls color among local and remote producers, suppliers, contractors and distributors.