X-Rite Announces IntelliTrax2 Automated Color Management Solution

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Provides printers and converters with M1 measurement support for optically brightened substrates

X-Rite IntelliTrax2 meets compliance with ISO standards for M-Series measurement illumination.

With this update to IntelliTrax, we are providing new capabilities to the press room that will help reduce make-ready times and waste during a job run.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announces IntelliTrax2, the next-generation of its popular non-contact, automated color measurement solution. Ideal for sheet-fed printers and folding carton converters, IntelliTrax2 adds support for M1 measurement illumination conditions to help manage the complexities of measuring optically brightened substrates. In addition, IntelliTrax2 now integrates with X-Rite NetProfiler, a cloud-based set of software and color standards, allowing operators to easily verify device performance for consistent and reliable color measurements.

“With this update to IntelliTrax, we are providing new capabilities to the press room that will help reduce make-ready times and waste during a job run,” says Chris Winczewski, Vice President of Product Marketing, X-Rite. “IntelliTrax2 can now scan material thicknesses of up to one millimeter making it more useful in packaging applications. We’ve also added support for the latest measurement standards, allowing printers to meet new G7 and PSO/FOGRA process control requirements. These improved efficiencies are enhanced further when IntelliTrax is used in an end-to-end digital color workflow that includes PantoneLIVE™ and ColorCert.”

IntelliTrax2 takes the guesswork out of color management with automated press-side color controls. Key features include an integrated look-ahead sensor that automatically adjusts the scanning head to locate color bars as small as two millimeters, ensuring accurate measurements every time. The NetProfiler integration allows press operators to certify instrument performance on–site reducing variances between multiple measurement devices for reliable measurement across shifts, departments and sites.

With IntelliTrax2 customers can:

  • Automatically scan the color bar of a typical press sheet in less than 15 seconds, measuring process colors, special colors, PANTONE® colors, PantoneLIVE colors and paper color.
  • Meet compliance with ISO standards for M-Series measurement illumination conditions and simultaneously measure M0/M3 and M1/M3 to save time.
  • Support the latest G7 and PSO/FOGRA process control requirements and reporting.
  • Instantly view spectral and density measurement results on-screen for faster make-ready times.
  • Link to other IntelliTrax2 systems across a plant or multiple sites for centralized job information and color standards.
  • Determine the best color match on-press with the BestMatch function that provides recommendations for ink density difference between the target color and measured sample.
  • Improve data consistency through easy integration with the X-Rite eXact™ Family of handheld spectrophotometers.

IntelliTrax2 will be available in June 2016 on a worldwide basis through X-Rite channels and directly from X-Rite. Current users of IntelliTrax will be able to upgrade their system to IntelliTrax2. Contact X-Rite for more information on the upgrade options.

IntelliTrax2 will be on display at drupa 2016, May 31 through June 10 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds in Hall 8B A23.

For more information about X-Rite IntelliTrax2, visit http://www.xrite.com/intellitrax2.

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.

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.

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. For more information, please see http://www.pantone.com/live.

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©2016 X-Rite, Inc. All rights reserved. X-Rite is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Inc. PANTONE®, PantoneLIVE and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pantone is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated. Licensed under Sun Chemical Corporation. Sun Chemical’s patented technology enables the communication of a consistent, digital description of the desired appearance of a product. – [U.S. Patent Nos. 7,034,960; 7,202,976; 7,268,918; 7,417,764 and their foreign equivalents]. © Pantone LLC, 2016. All rights reserved.

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