INX International Joins PantoneLIVE Accredited Partner Program

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X-Rite announces that INX International has joined the PantoneLIVE Accredited Partner Program.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, today announced that INX International, the third largest producer of inks in North America, has joined the PantoneLIVE Accredited Partner Program. INX International is enhancing and further automating its ink formulation process and on-site customer services to incorporate access to PantoneLIVE, an ecosystem that makes it easy for brand owners, ink suppliers and converters to define, develop and share precise spectral definitions for brand color palettes based on specific substrates, print processes, inks and application methods. INX International is one of a select group of ink manufacturers that has been accredited under this elite program.

In addition, INX International has implemented InkFormulation Online, a web client solution for ink manufacturers and suppliers that allows customers to access a centralized, easily updated InkFormulation database. Rounding out the INX International ink formulation update are X-Rite eXact next-generation handheld spectrophotometers and NetProfiler color management software to ensure certified instrument performance and inter-instrument agreement across the color network.

“We are very excited to have INX International as a PantoneLIVE Accredited Partner,” said Aleks Zlatic, Vice-President of Sales of X-Rite. “They are a valuable addition to the PantoneLIVE ecosystem and will broaden the range of information and services about INX International inks for printers and packaging converters, ensuring that the inks they are using meet brand owner standards regardless of the substrate or printing technology used.”

Michael Brice, Vice President of Offset Operations and Business Development for INX International, explained that the company will be using eXact spectrophotometers and NetProfiler software in its manufacturing operations as well as its on-site ink formulation managed services operations for larger printing and converting operations.

“Becoming a PantoneLIVE Accredited Partner makes a great deal of sense for us and for our customers,” Brice said. “The advantage of this robust tool set is the ability to speed up the process by which we can match colors, including options for a variety of substrates and printing processes. These tools will be used both for ink formulation and for quality control once the ink has been mixed."

For more information about X-Rite solutions, please visit http://www.xrite.com. For more information about INX, visit http://www.INXinternational.com.

About X-Rite
Founded in 1958, X-Rite, Incorporated is a global leader in color science and technology. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit http://www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information and conversations, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Vimeo, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at http://www.pantone.com. For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

About INX International
INX International Ink Co. is the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 15 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and is a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations. We offer a complete line of ink and coating solutions technology for commercial, packaging and digital applications. As a leading global manufacturer of inkjet inks, we provide a full palette of digital ink systems, advanced technologies and integrated services. For more information, visit the web sites at http://www.inxinternational.com and http://www.inxdigital.com.

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