X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone have launched a new ColorCert Reporting API that makes it easier for consumer package goods (CPG) brands to communicate packaging color and monitor print quality control across technologies and global supply chains.
Using the application program interface (API), brands and printers can share color data between the ColorCert Suite, any XRGA-based spectrophotometer, and third-party quality control software. This creates an open software ecosystem that allows brand managers to monitor print quality while enabling their print suppliers to maximize existing software and hardware investments.
‘The new ColorCert Reporting API is in response to market demands and demonstrates our commitment to helping brands and their converters implement color workflows that are secure, transparent, and efficient,’ said Cindy Cooperman, vice president, brand global strategic accounts at X-Rite. ‘With almost a decade of best practice experience built into the ColorCert Suite and PantoneLIVE, we are extending our ecosystem to third-party QC software while ensuring data compatibility using industry-standard encryption and protected CCJ files. This allows brands to receive near-real-time reporting from suppliers who use supported QC software on each print run.’
The cloud-based suite enables digital communication of brand color and print requirements across a complex supply chain. The software supports today’s digital workflows and integrates with X-Rite Color iQC, IntelliTrax2, PantoneLIVE, XRGA-based color measurement tools, and qualified third-party quality control software.