Pantone has had great success at the 2012 Africa Print Expo, exceeding sales it made at the 2011 expo by 20%. The company sold the Graphiclite GTI CVX-1 colour viewing station to a customer in Cape Town and generated many orders for its products.
The CVX family of D50 colour viewing stations features state-of-the-art electronic ballasts combined with Graphiclite T8 fluorescent lamps, producing superior light evenness, improved rear wall illumination, and enhanced energy efficiency. All units include the LiteGuard II, which displays lamp warm up, lamp hours, and remaining lamp life.
The CVX comes complete with side walls (removable). The attractive design of the CVX makes it a versatile viewer, compatible with either an office/conference room setting or a production/pressroom work area.
In addition to the standard Graphiclite system features, the CVX also includes horizontal and vertical viewing positions, side walls for strict compliance to Industry Standards, and a built-in print bar.
The CVX-1 has a viewing area of 74 x 132 cm (29 x 52) and fits 3B format. Models are available in a variety of sizes.
Also showcased was the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, the next generation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® – the defacto standard for colour communication in the graphic arts market. The PLUS SERIES provides an accurate way for designers to communicate and control colour throughout the entire design process – from inspiration to final output. The 336 New Colours offer designers more options and flexibility in the creative process and will become permanent standards in the PLUS SERIES Colour Library.
The 336 New Colours enrich the current PLUS SERIES palette, providing a more comprehensive selection. All colour families are extended to include a wider variety of values, saturation and undertones – from subtle pastels and reliable mid-tones to the intensity of deep tones, vivid brights and vital, nuanced neutrals.