Pantone printer program updated

X-Rite has updated its Pantone Certified Printer Program for commercial printers and packaging converters in order to keep up with new industry standards.

This program reviews and analyzes every aspect of colour operations— from preflight, file preparation and proofing, to ink formulation and mixing, and process control in the pressroom. The idea is to manage processes for consistent and repeatable colour.

The process begins with a Pantone Certified Printer Audit conducted by an X-Rite specialist. The audit process isolates those issues that compromise colour accuracy and is the basis for the implementation of standards-based procedures.

Mark Gundlach, Training Development Manager at X-Rite says: “This program is unique in that it ties all areas of production together, from prepress and ink formulation to the press room with a focus on both process colour and spot colour reproduction. This applies to digital, flexo, litho and even grand format print production.”

He goes on to say that adhering to standards can reduce variability between shifts, adding: “Surprises cost money, and consistency reduces waste”.

In addition, those printers that complete the program can use the Pantone Certified Printer logo to add even more credibility to their sales and marketing efforts.


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