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CGS and X-Rite Provide Direct Access to Pantone® Colors in ORIS Applications through PantoneLIVETM

To improve working with spot colors even more, CGS announces the integration of PantoneLIVE spot color libraries with two ORIS applications.

In ORIS Color Tuner // Web and in ORIS Flex Pack // Web, it is now possible to import any Pantone library from PantoneLIVE with just one click, therefore integrating Pantone Matching System (PMS) spot colors easily into the workflow.

The access to the cloud-based PantoneLIVE platform is particularly of interest for brand owners using Pantone-based corporate colors and their partner, who are involved in the production process, because the exact spectral data and color specifications can be communicated safely and reliably. No matter where in the world the involved parties are located – all data is always available at one central location.

"We're glad to provide even greater flexibility to our customers through direct access to PantoneLIVE in order to optimize their workflow", comments Bernd Rückert, Product Marketing Manager of CGS.

In May 2018, X-Rite and Pantone introduced six new PantoneLIVE libraries, which ensure more precise and consistent communication of Pantone Colors, particularly in the packaging and label applications area. In total, there are now more than 70,000 different PantoneLIVE references in 34 unique libraries for printing and packaging applications.

“Pantone and X-Rite are delighted to have a new partner in CGS, expanding the PantoneLIVE ecosystem further so that more brands, pre-media houses, ink suppliers and printers can benefit from access to the definitive and centralized data within the PantoneLIVE cloud,” added Adrián Fernández, VP and General Manager of Pantone. “This integration serves as another opportunity to support our end-users and continue to enable efficient workflows from design through production.”

About CGS

Established in 1985, CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH is a global leader of colour management solutions, digital proofing systems and specially formulated media. Headquartered near Frankfurt (Germany), CGS also has operations in the United States, Japan and many other countries, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. For more information, please visit: www.cgs-oris.com.

About PantoneLIVE

PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based solution that enables the Pantone Color language to be communicated and targeted for accurate color production across the entire supply chain – from design concept to final color production. The PantoneLIVE family includes PantoneLIVE Design, PantoneLIVE Production - Print & Packaging and PantoneLIVE Production – Plastic, Coatings, and Textile. The different offerings are tailored to meet the specific needs of designers, color material suppliers, and manufacturers working with paper, film, plastics, coatings and textiles. The PantoneLIVE family is supported by licensed hardware and software that enables each area of the packaging, plastic, coatings, and textile supply chains to access spectral data for matching Pantone Colors, in addition to specific brand palettes. This results in consistent and repeatable color across product families, regardless of material, media or print technology, providing a cohesive brand approach. For more information, please see www.pantone.com/live.

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With its wholly owned subsidiary 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 Pantone 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 Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit xrite.com. For the latest news, information and conversations, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Vimeo, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Pantone

Pantone provides a 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 approved Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn.

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X-Rite is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Inc. PANTONE®, PantoneLIVE and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pantone is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated. Licensed under Sun Chemical Corporation. Sun Chemical’s patented technology enables the communication of a consistent, digital description of the desired appearance of a product. – U.S. Patent Nos. 7,034,960; 7,202,976; 7,268,918; 7,417,764; 7,738,149 and their foreign equivalents. © Pantone LLC, 2018. All rights reserved.


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