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Sun Chemical to support print and packaging industries with new X-Rite

US-based printing inks and pigments producer Sun Chemical has announced its plans to migrate to use the eXact series of spectrophotometers made by X-Rite/Pantone in a bid to support customers in the print and packaging industries.

The X-Rite eXact brings a simple-to-use device to the supply chain that is compliant with ISO 13655:2009 measurement standards, which will be used by printers to match proof to press across many substrates.

According to the company, eXact supports all the M Standards inclusive of the complete M1 and offers customers a way to measure true daylight conditions.

The instrument generates data that integrates with the PantoneLIVE cloud-based color service to give a way to brand owners to connect their whole supply chains.

Sun Chemical color management business leader Patrice Aurenty said that the eXact spectrophotometer takes the company to the next steps for digital color communication.

"When packaging developers and printers mismatch a brand’s spot color, the error may appear at the proofing or printing stage — leading to multiple proofs and adjustments before the customer approves the job," Aurenty added.

The eXact spectrophotometer solves the widespread problem of measuring and matching colors on various substrates and surfaces. It makes color measurements easy for brand managers, pre-media, ink suppliers, printers and converters.