by Apparel Resources News-Desk
11-January-2019 | 3 mins read
X-Rite Inc., a global leader in colour science and technology, and Pantone LLC, has launched eXact Auto-Scan, a versatile scanning solution, that provides press room flexibility for measuring colour with spot, manual, and automated scanning capabilities. The new Auto-Scan minimizes human error when scanning on maximum speed reducing the rework and delivering a finished product that meets the customer expectations.
This novelty is a part of recently expanded eXact family, the industry benchmark for measuring colour in prints and packaging.
“The eXact Auto-Scan enables automated and quick measurement of all patches of a colour bar in under 15 seconds. This can reduce make ready times by 30 percent compared to manual scans for improved operational productivity and efficiency.” – Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite
Few of its features include, its compatibility with all most every industry print standards; G7, PSO, ISO, SCTV and Japan colour. The system brings access to the latest Pantone libraries and PantoneLIVE standards. Enhanced spot colour handling with the creation and management of standard and colour libraries on each device. It is also capable of providing immediate comprehensive reporting of colour data through Bluetooth technology. It is integrated with closed loop and third-party solutions such as Rutherford Graphics and Digital Information to deliver complete ink key control.
“We use it in conjunction with a suite of X-Rite colour management tools including a sheet scanner for profiling. This allows us to accurately match colour across digital and offset. Our press operator can put the sheet on the eXact Auto-Scan console and hit measure – no lining up, no fiddling or moving the head back and forth to get the laser on. This saves us time and helps us reduce any errors. The eXact Auto-Scan is a must-have device for any printshop with a multi-colour press.” – Rick Fougere, General Manager, J&R Graphics Inc., an offset and digital printing business in Hanover, MA.
The system can be bought as a stand alone system or as an add-on for existing eXact Standards or Advance customers.
The eXact Auto-Scan will be on display at the Colour19 Conference, hosted by Printing Industries of America and SGIA, January 12-15, 2019 in San Diego, CA