X-Rite and Pantone have announced six new libraries for PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based digital colour standard ecosystem. Developed with their PantoneLIVE Preferred Partner for ink supply, Sun Chemical, the six new dependent standard libraries are ideal for UV-cured flexography printers and converters allowing them to accurately match achievable Pantone Colours in label and carton applications.
Consumer goods companies and designers can use the new libraries to better define, create, visualize and communicate colour palettes for clear film packaging, aluminum labels and recycled cartons produced with UV-cured flexographic printing technology.
In collaboration with Sun Chemical, we are continuously evolving the PantoneLIVE platform to support a wider range of packaging applications and help designers and suppliers easily visualize on-screen how colour palettes will appear in production,” said Adrián Fernández, General Manager, Pantone. “The addition of the new libraries to PantoneLIVE makes UV flexo printing with Pantone colours on labels and cartons much easier by providing printers with the official Pantone spectral targets. Today, PantoneLIVE offers over 70,000 Pantone colour choices for the top packaging and printing applications, helping to speed up the entire packaging design process and get products to market faster.”
PantoneLIVE is an end-to-end colour communication ecosystem that bridges the gap in digital colour communication between brands/designers and their print, packaging or manufacturing supply chains. Leveraging the cloud, PantoneLIVE ensures Pantone colour consistency from design through final production by setting achievable expectations of the entire supply chain. The new PantoneLIVE libraries are available within both the PantoneLIVE Design and PantoneLIVE Production – Print and Packaging licenses. The new libraries include:
Metalized Paper Label with White Ink – UV Flexo
Clear Film with Varnish – UV Flexo
Clear Film with Base White Varnish – UV Flexo
Clear Film on Clear Plastic Bag – UV Flexo
Clear Film on White Base – UV Flexo
Recycled Carton Board with Varnish – UV Flexo
“Sun Chemical is excited to continue our partnership with X-Rite and Pantone and add these new colour libraries to the PantoneLIVE UV flexo portfolio,” said Patrice Aurenty, Business Leader, Colour Management, Sun Chemical. “These new color libraries are fully aligned with the standard Pantone language of colour and bring colour predictability, achievability and harmonization to the existing PantoneLIVE libraries. These enhancements contribute to the proven benefits of using a digital colour communication workflow for every supplier in the graphic arts industry, from design to press. We look forward to the continuation of this exciting project in further market sectors.”