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X-Rite Announces Partnership with HAVI Global Solutions

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X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced a cooperative agreement with HAVI Global Solutions, LLC (HGS), a global leader in packaging technology, supply chain & analytics, promotions management, and end-of-life services. Under the partnership, HGS will support the PantoneLIVE™ ecosystem for digital color communications as part of its print quality management solution, ColorSentry.

 

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced a cooperative agreement with HAVI Global Solutions, LLC (HGS), a global leader in packaging technology, supply chain & analytics, promotions management, and end-of-life services. Under the partnership, HGS will support the PantoneLIVE™ ecosystem for digital color communications as part of its print quality management solution, ColorSentry.

 

“With a complex, global packaging supply chain, brand owners need to ensure that color and branding guidelines remain consistent across multiple geographic locations, packaging substrates, and printing technologies,” said Jay Sperry, Graphics Commercialization Director, HGS. “Through our partnership with X-Rite Pantone, we are now able to offer all of our ColorSentry customers a secure way to access the latest Pantone Color Standards that are being utilized by packaging designers. This links the packaging supply chain to the creative intent of brand owners and ensures that color is managed to deliver predictable, reliable, and consistent print quality.”

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ColorSentry is a web-based enterprise print and color quality management solution that benchmarks, characterizes, calibrates, and verifies a brand’s print supply chain across all print methods and substrates. The ColorSentry system incorporates a custom software and certified hardware suite, expert optimization, calibration, and centralized standards with live reporting on key process indicators for graphic reproduction and print quality. The system proactively provides data in real-time for compliance throughout the contracted print supply network, with demonstrated integration across brand management, design operations, print operations, and supply chain teams.

 

“More than one thousand ColorSentry customers now have access to a PantoneLIVE license and can begin incorporating digital Pantone standards in their packaging workflows,” said Iain Pike, Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite Pantone. “From design, artwork creation, proofing, production, to quality control, PantoneLIVE guarantees that each person in the workflow is using the correct Pantone reference and can achieve the desired color based on substrate and printing process. We are excited to extend the benefits of PantoneLIVE to HGS customers to improve overall packaging processes.”

 

For more information about PantoneLIVE visit http://www.pantone.com/pantonelive or http://www.xrite.com/packaging.

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About PantoneLIVE
PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based solution that enables the universal PANTONE Color language to be accurately communicated across the entire packaging workflow – from design concept to retail store shelves. PantoneLIVE extends the PANTONE PLUS SERIES Color Library, mapping critical color information to packaging-specific substrates. The PantoneLIVE ecosystem is supported by licensed hardware and software that enables each area of a packaging supply chain to access the same PantoneLIVE Colors, in addition to brand specific palettes. This results in consistent and repeatable color across product families, regardless of media or print technology, providing a cohesive brand approach.

While users of any manufacturer’s ink will be able to take advantage of PantoneLIVE, Sun Chemical is the preferred ink partner. Esko, a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing, is also a preferred partner supporting PantoneLIVE. Both companies worked closely with Pantone and X-Rite to develop PantoneLIVE. For more information, please see www.pantone.com/live.
 

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