X-Rite and Pantone will showcase its next generation of colour measurement hardware at this month’s Printing United Expo in Las Vegas. The eXact 2 features 'video targeting technology and integrated cloud-based software in one handheld device.'
eXact 2 won a Pinnacle InterTech Award
“X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in colour science and technology, will showcase the future of colour measurement technology and digital colour workflows at PRINTING United Expo 2022, October 19-21 in Las Vegas,” said a press release. “Printers and converters will see first-hand how the next generation eXact 2 spectrophotometer and software ecosystem bring the print and packaging workflow together in one device.”
Carlos Borda, director print and packaging, X-Rite, added: “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.
“More than just a colour measurement tool, eXact 2 is the driving force behind an integrated digital workflow to evaluate and manage colour and leverage industry standards for process control. For a powerful end-to-end colour solution, it connects to cloud-based software, including PantoneLIVE, ColorCert, and InkFormulation software, directly from the touch screen.”
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.
“ColorCert ScoreCard Server has been redesigned using a new modern architecture and provides printers with an overall view of print quality and colour performance in a single number score to confirm compliance with brand specifications, including spot colour matching and CMYK production to both G7 and PSO target values,” X-Rite said.
“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 colour profiling device reduces colour 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 colour accuracy. It can be paired with the i1iO chart reading system for automated transmission profiling used in backlit signage applications.”