GRAND RAPIDS, MI, Aug. 3, 2020 (Press Release) -X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, announce that the i1Pro 3 Plus color measurement instrument now supports automated transmission profiling with the i1iO chart reading system, with the release of i1Profiler v3.3 software. Using the combined iPro 3 Plus with i1iO table, wide-format, signage and industrial printers can quickly and easily automate the creation of ICC profiles for film, textiles, vinyl, paper and other materials used in backlit signage applications.
Backlit displays and signage are now used for everything from trade show booths, POP retail displays, event banners, and even interior décor. To achieve consistent and accurate color on a variety of backlit materials, wide-format, signage and industrial printers need spectrophotometers capable of characterizing both the sample material and the light that shines through it.
“With the i1Pro 3 Plus and the i1iO table, printers have a completely automated solution that includes reflection measurements and now transmission scanning for profiling print production devices,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite. “Wide-format, signage and industrial printers will see immediate improvements in prepress and production workflows, resulting in more accurate and repeatable color, a reduction of waste, and an increased return on investment.”
The i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometer is ideal for calibration and profiling. It comes with the i1Profiler software providing prepress operators with a balance of automation and creative controls to better manage color. The i1Pro 3 Plus features a larger 8mm aperture to support new materials and substrates used in digital printing applications. The i1Pro 3 Plus simultaneously measures M0, M1, and M2 in a single pass while accounting for optical brighteners and supports transmission scanning for backlit displays. It also offers a new polarization filter that reduces specular highlights and shadows on fabrics and ceramics. With the addition of the i1iO chart reader, the i1Pro 3 Plus can be used in automated measurement workflows, resulting in an easier and faster process from manual readings.
"The i1Pro 3 Plus compliments my existing i1iSis 2 XL and i1Pro 3 (standard aperture) devices for projects where the large aperture, polarized, and transmissive measurements have additional benefit. I achieve better measurements and print quality with fabrics, canvases, plastics, and backlit materials with the i1Pro 3 Plus," said Scott Martin, Founder, Onsight, a leading workflow consultant for print, prepress, design and photography.
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries.
Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories.