X-Rite launches Pantone cloud for printers and converters

X-Rite, and its subsidiary Pantone, announced the PantoneLIVE Private Cloud, a secure, cloud-based repository that allows converters and printers to store and share existing proprietary color libraries across the color supply chain.

X-Rite launches Pantone cloud for printers and converters

The new offering is designed to digitally communicate color accurately between brand owners, designers, premedia, ink suppliers and printers. It removes any ambiguity when communicating color specifications across the workflow process.

‘In addition to the Pantone Matching System (PMS), many converters have invested time and resources developing their own color libraries and standards for specific customers,’ said Adrián Fernández, vice president, PantoneLIVE. ‘Leveraging the benefits of the PantoneLIVE model to streamline color specification and communication, we are now enabling printers to publish proprietary colors in a private cloud infrastructure. This makes color data easily available at all phases of production and across multiple locations. No matter the color standard used, converters can be sure that everyone is using the same reference data.’

To help customers move to the PantoneLIVE Private Cloud, X-Rite has developed tools and professional services designed to manage color libraries and workflows. The new PantoneLIVE Rationalization Service analyzes and consolidates a printer’s existing color library to improve color accuracy, increase production efficiencies, reduce ink stocks and avoid wasteful duplication of color.

X-Rite will demonstrate PantoneLIVE Private Cloud and related professional services at drupa 2016, May 31 through June 10 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds.