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Pantone and EFI Announce Fiery Now Natively Supports PANTONE PLUS

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and EFI today announced Fiery digital print servers and solutions support for PANTONE PLUS. A long-time Pantone partner, EFI was the first vendor to implement PANTONE Calibration for digital colour devices and has now expanded its built-in colour libraries to include PANTONE PLUS Colours, available to current Fiery users.

Over the years, Pantone and EFI have worked closely to continually provide designers and print professionals with the best colour tools and workflows for accurate digital colour printing. Fiery technology, together with PANTONE PLUS, provides the best colour reproduction possible from every output device - ensuring that spot colours are accurate and dependable. Fiery servers come preloaded with PANTONE Colour Libraries, including all colours found in the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, to achieve optimal output whenever a document is printed.

"Eliminating guesswork and costs associated with reworking printing projects is  a key component to running a successful printing business," said Andy Hatkoff, vice president of technology licensing for Pantone. "By incorporating PANTONE PLUS on Fiery servers, customers are guaranteed to get spot colours that are accurate and consistent for all jobs."

"The Fiery implementation of PANTONE PLUS streamlines colour workflows for million of Fiery users worldwide," said John Henze, vice president of marketing for EFI Fiery. "Fiery users get the right spot colour the first time without the need to manually determine tint values for matching colours in the industry standard Pantone libraries."

With Fiery Spot-On(TM) for Fiery servers, users can match colour accurately and  modify corresponding CMYK values to produce desired "in gamut" colours. Spot-On also allows users to print entire spot colour libraries, including PANTONE Colour Libraries, which are delivered as industry-standard named colour ICC profiles, to ensure users know exactly how PANTONE Colours will be reproduced. PANTONE Colour Libraries are used with Fiery output profiles to automatically colour manage each PANTONE PLUS Colour into the gamut of the Fiery driven output device.

Pricing and Availability

PANTONE PLUS SERIES Products can be purchased from the Pantone website at www.pantone.comor from PANTONE resellers worldwide. Every PLUS SERIES purchase includes COLOR MANAGER Software free of charge upon registration.

PANTONE PLUS SERIES is also available now from EFI's website at http://w3.efi.com/resources/educational-downloads/fiery-pantone-library-download

PANTONE PLUS SERIES

A modern evolution of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, the PANTONE PLUS SERIES offers designers and printers new features and capabilities to fulfill their creative desires. Enhancements include the chromatic arrangement of colours for more intuitive selection, an expanded palette of spot colours, the addition of new premium metallics and a broader range of neons. For more information on the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, go to http://bit.ly/96DUzo