X-Rite Announces New Subscription Pricing for Color iMatch and Color iQC Software

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New X-Rite subscription pricing offers paints and coatings, plastic, and textile manufacturers greater flexibility to affordably implement the latest color formulation and quality control software.

X-Rite Color iMatch formulation software for the paints and coatings, plastic, and textile industries.

Our new subscription model makes budget planning easier and allows customers to stay competitive with the latest color formulation and quality control technology at an affordable cost.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced new subscription-based pricing for its industry-leading color formulation software, Color iMatch, and quality control software, Color iQC. The new subscription model provides manufacturers and material suppliers greater flexibility and predictability for their operational budgets while ensuring they have access to the most up-to-date color formulation and quality control software. Included in the subscription offering are regular software updates and access to online training materials designed to help new and experienced users accelerate color development for the paints and coatings, plastic, and textile industries.

“In order to meet today’s challenging times, manufacturers need access to the latest technology without breaking their budgets,” said Richard Knapp, Product Manager, X-Rite and Pantone. “Our new subscription model makes budget planning easier and allows customers to stay competitive with the latest color formulation and quality control technology at an affordable cost. With X-Rite’s commitment to regular software updates, formulation and QC managers can have confidence they are using the most up-to-date software to help them submit bids quickly, win new business, and deliver the best products to their customers.”

Color iMatch is an intuitive, job-oriented color formula management software. It intelligently processes color data to provide optimal initial color matches and reduce wasteful formulation attempts. Color iMatch features a smarter multi-flux matching engine with a revolutionary new search and correct algorithm that enables better utilization of legacy data. With Color iMatch, lab managers and formulation professionals can streamline complicated workflows and deliver better color matches in fewer steps for faster formulation times, cost savings, and reduced waste. Color iQC is a quality control solution that monitors color from specification to material suppliers to manufacturing and final assembly. It delivers tight tolerances through connected solutions and expands from controlling quality to assuring quality.

The benefits to Color iMatch and Color iQC subscription-based pricing model include:

  • Notifications of all software updates for improved planning;
  • Access to all software updates remotely without on-site installation;
  • New online training materials exclusive to the subscription model;
  • One fixed subscription cost for improved budget planning; and
  • Ability for new customers to test formulation or quality control software without incurring a large capital expense.

For more information about the Color iMatch and Color iQC subscription model or perpetual licensing model, visit:



About X-Rite
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With 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 offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite 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, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Pantone
Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at http://www.pantone.com and connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

©2020 X-Rite, Inc. All rights reserved. X-Rite is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. PANTONE® and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC.

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