X-Rite expands PantoneLive libraries

X-Rite has added six new colour libraries for gravure printing to its cloud-based PantoneLive system. PantoneLive is aimed at ensuring that everyone in a packaging print supply chain understands the colours that can be achieved on the substrates in use. Consequently X-Rite routinely updates it to broaden the print technologies that it addresses and to take account of new inksets and substrates.

The six new libraries are: Labels gravure process using solvent ink printed on coated paper with gloss-neutral varnish; Flexible packaging gravure process using solvent ink printed on clear film substrate with gloss-neutral varnish; Flexible packaging gravure process using solvent ink printed on clear film substrate over white ink with gloss-neutral varnish; Flexible packaging gravure process using solvent ink reverse printed on clear film substrate over white ink; Flexible packaging gravure process using solvent ink reverse printed on clear film substrate over white ink laminated to aluminum; and Flexible packaging gravure process using solvent ink printed on aluminum substrate over white ink with gloss-neutral varnish.

There’s also a new PantoneLive Visualizer tool to help designers and brands compare and visualize colours across different substrates and print technologies. It gives designers an on-screen visualization of Pantone Master colours and achievable PantoneLive Dependent colours. The results can be output as PDF files. It can be used with X-Rite’s handheld eXact spectrophotometer to take colour samples and convert these to PantoneLive references.


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