X-Rite and Pantone Showcase Complete Line of Print and Pre-press Color Management Solutions at Graphics of The Americas

X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced that it will showcase its latest line of print and pre-press color management solutions at Graphics of The Americas – February 25-27, 2010 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.

Graphic of The Americas visitors will also be able to attend a speaker session led by one of X-Rite’s pre-eminent color experts for the Latin American markets: Helmut Schubart. Entitled “Untangling the Color Pretzel Seminar” this session will look color space selection and color sample strategies. It will take place on Friday, Feb. 26 from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the Expo Theater, right on the show floor.

Together with leading Latin American distributor Printex, X-Rite (booth 632 and 634) will be displaying and demonstrating a number of design, prepress and print workflow solutions including:

EasyTrax: a semi-automated, highly affordable quality color control solution for smaller format color presses or those working in a primarily process color environment. It is ideally suited to meet the needs of printers who regularly monitor press runs to ensure they precisely match their customers’ quality requirements, and meet industry specifications and standards. In addition, EasyTrax’s laser alignment method makes it quick and easy to line up the color bar for fast scanning. The unique error detection system will alert the user if the color bar was not properly aligned, ensuring accurate, repeatable results every time.

SpectroEye: this portable, handheld spectrophotometer offers all the functions necessary to accurately measure and control color. It also features all the density measurement functions needed to quickly and easily monitor and control color thickness on-press. SpectroEye integrates digital versions of the most popular color libraries such as the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® and the PANTONE Goe System.

530 SpectroDensitometer: the latest version of the 530 model spectrophotometer now comes pre-loaded with ISO 12647-2 and G7 process control standard databases and characterization data and the digital version of the PANTONE® FORMULA GUIDE, Coated.

iCPlate2 and PlateScope: X-Rite’s plate control solutions offer the industry’s highest level of accuracy, repeatability, and imaging range, including extreme highlights and shadows. Featuring new firmware and software that support the latest screening and plate technologies and the FOGRA measuring bar standard, this latest version of plate readers offers unsurpassed accuracy and repeatability for the latest plate screening technologies. X-Rite’s plate control solutions support all current screening technologies including AM, FM, XM and hybrid screen types. iCPlate2 and PlateScope are ideal for customers who are disciplined about process control, printing to standards such as SWOP™, Gracol (G7™), FOGRA or ISO, or who are coordinating output between multiple CTP devices.

i1iO Automated Scanning Table: an automated chart-reading scanning table that allows users to measure substrates up to 10 mm thick, including photo paper, fine art rag, cardstock, textile, poly bag and even ceramic. Upgrading to the i1iO is ideal for anyone seeking increased automation. Providing fast measurements for reflective test charts on these types of substrates, i1iO reads more than 500 patches per minute, creating custom profiles in no time.

i1iSis XL with OBC: the i1iSis automated chart reader takes speed and accuracy to new levels. Available in two sizes – standard, which reads A4+ or letter size, and XL for A3+ or tabloid size – i1iSis reads up to 2,500 patches printed on a single A3 page. Its unique vision system automatically corrects chart misalignment and interprets bar codes to prevent chart identification problems. When used in conjunction with ProfileMaker 5 or MonacoPROFILER software, as well as the new Optical Brightener Compensation module, i1iSis is ideal for high-end applications requiring consistent color measurements and visualization of printed output, avoiding time wasted hand-scanning rows or reading individual color patches.

ProfilerMaker 5 Platinum: Allows users to build high-quality, reliable and custom ICC profiles tailored to their requirements. ProfileMaker5 Platinum combines all the key features and flexibility of previous editions of ProfileMaker 5 Photostudio and ProfileMaker 5 Publish, and now also includes the Multicolor plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop™ to simplify color separations and proofing.

MonacoProfiler Platinum: Offers customers expert profiling, diagnostics and editing tools for all of their input and output devices. Delivering precise color output for any technology, MonacoPROFILER supports up to 8 inks and 8 discrete colors, providing the flexibility to color-manage wide-gamut, extended color printers.

Judge II with split lighting to show OBC: The Judge Lighting System is an invaluable tool for evaluating color quality and uniformity. This compact visual evaluation system combines exceptional versatility and quality, in a construction that will meet users’ needs.

ColorMunki Design: this groundbreaking color control solution makes it easier than ever to get accurate color on a display, projector or with virtually any printer. It allows users to grab colors from just about anywhere, including their entire image library. Users can preview how the colors on their palette will look under different light sources and also see how they’ll appear on their printer with the new PrintSafe™ production tool.

PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM: the international reference for selecting, specifying, matching and controlling ink colors.

PANTONE Goe System: features 2,058 new, solid PANTONE Colors to inspire creativity and fulfill the requirements of the fast-changing, technologically advancing graphic arts industry. Also includes modern tools and interactive software to drive collaboration and improve versatility in an increasingly global, multimedia environment.

Throughout the show, X-Rite and Printex will be running limited time offers and promotions for all new purchases initiated during GOA.

About X-Rite

(NASDAQ: XRIT) X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes design industry color leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com

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