X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, announces a cooperative agreement with HAVI Global Solutions LLC (HGS), a global leader in packaging technology, supply chain and analytics, promotions management, and end-of-life services. Under the partnership, HGS will support the PantoneLIVE ecosystem for digital color communications as part of its print quality management solution, ColorSentry.
“With a complex, global packaging supply chain, brand owners need to ensure that color and branding guidelines remain consistent across multiple geographic locations, packaging substrates, and printing technologies,” says Jay Sperry, Graphics Commercialization Director, HGS. “Through our partnership with X-Rite Pantone, we are now able to offer all of our ColorSentry customers a secure way to access the latest Pantone Color Standards that are being utilized by packaging designers. This links the packaging supply chain to the creative intent of brand owners and ensures that color is managed to deliver predictable, reliable, and consistent print quality.”
ColorSentry is a web-based enterprise print and color quality management solution that benchmarks, characterizes, calibrates, and verifies a brand's print supply chain across all print methods and substrates. The ColorSentry system incorporates a custom software and certified hardware suite, expert optimization, calibration, and centralized standards with live reporting on key process indicators for graphic reproduction and print quality. The system proactively provides data in real time for compliance throughout the contracted print supply network, with demonstrated integration across brand management, design operations, print operations, and supply chain teams.
“More than one thousand ColorSentry customers now have access to a PantoneLIVE license and can begin incorporating digital Pantone standards in their packaging workflows,” says Iain Pike, Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite Pantone. “From design, artwork creation, proofing, production, to quality control, PantoneLIVE guarantees that each person in the workflow is using the correct Pantone reference and can achieve the desired color based on substrate and printing process. We are excited to extend the benefits of PantoneLIVE to HGS customers to improve overall packaging processes.”