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  • 28 Sep 2022

X-Rite wins Pinnacle InterTech Award

X-Rite and Pantone have won the 2022 Pinnacle InterTech Award for the Mantis Video Targeting Technology for the eXact 2 non-contact handheld spectrophotometer. This patented technology uses imaging technology and a high-resolution camera to show the operator precisely what is being measured without obscuring the target.

Arthur Smith, VP of Product Development, X-Rite, said: ‘Combining imaging technology and capture with spectral data is the future of color measurement, making it easier for users to visualize and analyze the exact point of measurement to reduce errors. Winning the prestigious Pinnacle InterTech Award validates the importance of this innovative technology in helping customers streamline and simplify their color workflows, allowing them to better serve their customer base and grow their business.’ 
 
The X-Rite eXact 2 is claimed to be the first color measurement device for the print and packaging market to combine Mantis video targeting, imaging technology, onboard camera, scanning, Wi-Fi, and advanced software integrations. Mantis technology also enables Digital Loupe capabilities. This allows users to zoom in on the device screen after capturing a spot to pinpoint small areas on artwork or labels and inspect patches to analyze dot gain or identify artifacts, dirt, or defects. Digital Loupe can be used to inspect registration targets to verify proper plate alignment. The system also captures the image as part of an audit trail. 
 
eXact 2 integrates with the X-Rite software ecosystem from color specification, ink formulation, and quality control software directly on the device screen. Print, packaging, and ink professionals can drive their workflow directly from the eXact 2. 

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