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Europe: X-Rite eXact Xp to measure color on flexible films

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X-Rite Incorporated and its subsidiary Pantone announce the X-Rite eXact Xp, a new option in the company’s eXact spectrophotometer platform.

The eXact Xp is designed to help package printers and converters more accurately measure color on flexible film materials.

Printers, ink and premedia suppliers, and brands can use this new handheld device to better understand, control, and manage colors on flexible film materials across the entire packaging supply chain.

Even the most sophisticated converters can find it challenging to measure color on flexible film substrates.

For some types of films, the orientation of the measurement instrument relative to the film’s extrusion direction can impact results.

X-Rite has been designed to help users accurately and consistently measure on a variety of film substrates, including lamination materials and base structures.

“The costs of getting color wrong on packaging can be significant,” says Chris Winczewski, VP of product marketing, X-Rite.

“A packaging converter that measures color inconsistently runs the risk of customer rejections that result in time-consuming rework and waste.”

“With X-Rite eXact Xp for measurement, PantoneLIVE as a repository of reliable digital color standards and ColorCert: X-Rite Edition for statistical process control, packaging converters can deliver new levels of color control and increased service for their clients.”

The X-Rite eXact Xp supports the measurement modes M0, M1, M2 and includes all of the same features as the other devices in the eXact Family of spectrophotometers, including X-Rite eXact Scan.

It supports ISO color measurement standards and measurements are compatible with common measurement modes of the standard eXact on printed materials.

The eXact Xp is also supported with existing eXact Family software and applications.

The solution will be exhibited at drupa 2016, from May 31 to June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.