X-Rite helps packaging converters accurately measure colour

The new the X-Rite eXact Xp from X-Rite Incorporated, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC

X-Rite and its subsidiary, Pantone, today announces the X-Rite eXact Xp, a new option in the company’s award-winning eXact spectrophotometer platform.

The eXact Xp is designed to help package printers and converters more accurately measure colour on flexible film materials. Printers, ink and premedia suppliers, and brands can use this new handheld device to better understand, control, and manage colours on flexible film materials across the entire packaging supply chain.

Even the most sophisticated converters can find it challenging to measure colour on flexible film substrates. For some types of films, the orientation of the measurement instrument relative to the film’s extrusion direction can impact results. With the eXact Xp, X-Rite has addressed this challenge, introducing special enhancements that help users accurately and consistently measure on a variety of film substrates, including lamination materials and base structures.

“The costs of getting colour wrong on packaging can be significant,” says Chris Winczewski, Vice President of Product Marketing, X-Rite. “A packaging converter that measures colour inconsistently runs the risk of customer rejections that result in time-consuming rework and waste. The new X-Rite eXact Xp addresses the unique challenges of working with film materials and can be used as part of an end-to-end colour management process. With X-Rite eXact Xp for measurement, PantoneLIVE as a repository of reliable digital colour standards and colourCert: X-Rite Edition for statistical process control, packaging converters can deliver new levels of colour control and increased service for their clients.”

The X-Rite eXact Xp supports the measurement modes M0, M1, M2 and includes all of the same features as the other devices in the eXact Family of spectrophotometers, including X-Rite eXact Scan. It fully supports ISO colour measurement standards and measurements are compatible with common measurement modes of the standard eXact on printed materials. The eXact Xp is also supported with existing eXact Family software and applications.

The X-Rite eXact Xp will be on display at drupa 2016, May 31 through June 10 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds in Hall 8b A23.