X-Rite has introduced the eXact series of spectrophotometers, which gives brand owners, pre-media, ink suppliers, printers and converters the means to capture and understand colour.
It has split-second measurement times and improved accuracy to simplify workflow. The instrument is the first spectrophotometer in the industry to offer customers a way to measure true daylight conditions by supporting all the M Standards inclusive of the complete M1.
For todays needs of matching proof to press across many substrates, the X-Rite eXact brings to the supply chain a simple-to-use device that is fully compliant with ISO 13655:2009 measurement standards, said Steve Smiley, owner of SmileyColor & Associates LLC, a Red Oak, Texas-based consulting firm that helps companies manage colour across a network of digital, analogue and packaging supply chain partners globally. I believe the X-Rite eXact will bring all users together as a common tool for more accurate colour communications that can be used across all supply chain partners, from design through converters. For ease of use, the instrument has smart phone, multi-touch screen and Bluetooth capabilities for wireless connections.
In addition to using advanced measurement technology, the new platform is easy to learn, thanks to the intuitive software and touch screen controls. Exact can be set up to position key elements in the order most likely to be needed by personnel such as press operators and operations managers, giving users instant access to the tools they need, often in a single click. The platform uses X-Rite Graphic Arts Standard (XRGA) and CxF to communicate colour for easy data exchange.
With flexibility to match a companys requirements and budget, the eXact series of spectrophotometers works seamlessly with other powerful X-Rite solutions for the printing industry, including Color iQC Print, InkFormulation, NetProfiler 3.0 and PantoneLIVETM cloud-based colour service that gives brand owners a means to connect their whole supply chains.