Sun Chemical has worked with Pantone and its subsidiary X-Rite to develop six new libraries for UV flexo inks for PantoneLive.
PantoneLive is an end-to-end colour communication ecosystem that should help brands and their designers understand the colours they can achieve on a given substrate, while also helping printers and converters to understand the colours that their customers are after so that everyone can realise the same expectations. Essentially this should mean that colours on packaging will match the colours used on promotional and display material, regardless of substrates and that brands can ensure the same colours on all their packaging regardless of which plant or country that packaging was printed in.
The new libraries, all for UV flexo inks, include Metalized Paper Label with White Ink; Clear Film with Varnish; Clear Film with Base White Varnish; Clear Film on Clear Plastic Bag; Clear Film on White Base; and Recycled Carton Board with Varnish.
Patrice Aurenty, business leader for colour management at Sun Chemical, commented: “These new colour libraries are fully aligned with the standard Pantone language of colour and bring colour predictability, achievability and harmonization to the existing PantoneLive libraries.”
Adrián Fernández, general manager of Pantone, added: “The addition of the new libraries to PantoneLive makes UV flexo printing with Pantone colours on labels and cartons much easier by providing printers with the official Pantone spectral targets.”