Color science and technology solutions provider X-Rite, along with its subsidiary Pantone, has acquired ColorCert software assets from German firm Nelissen Consulting.
Since 2013, X-Rite is exclusively distributing ColorCert software, which is a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting tool that enables consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters to simplify color communication across all internal and external stakeholders.
Under the deal, X-Rite will purchase all ColorCert software assets and intellectual property related to the ColorCert suite, comprising of ColorCert Desktop tools, ColorCert ScoreCard Server and ColorCert repository server.
ColorCert suite will enable brand owners, premedia, ink companies and printers to link color specifications and control from design execution to printed results.
The platform helps brand owners and converters to shift from a visual to analytical workflow to improve results, helping to provide better print and color quality results.
ColorCert Suite will enable consumer packaged goods firms to meet their color expectations across the packaging workflow to final production, while it helps packaging converters to better manage the complexities of their workflow.
The production data from the ColorCert suite can be used by the print managers to understand color tolerances and verify whether production is meeting client’s expectations.
In addition, the platform helps to manage extended gamut, and spot color workflow in printing process, substrate or industry standard.
X-Rite PantoneLIVE vice president Adrián Fernández said: “We have seen significant global adoption of the ColorCert Suite and it is an essential component of our long-term packaging strategy to deliver integrated workflow solutions that streamline color management across the entire packaging lifecycle from concept to final product.”