Pantone and EFI Announce Fiery Now Natively Supports PANTONE PLUS

Provides Accurate, Repeatable Colour Every Time
(PresseBox) (Zaventem, Belgium, ) Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and EFI today announced Fiery® digital print servers and solutions support for PANTONE® PLUS. A long-time Pantone partner, EFI was the first vendor to implement PANTONE Calibration for digital colour devices and has now expanded its built-in colour libraries to include PANTONE PLUS Colours, available to current Fiery users.

Over the years, Pantone and EFI have worked closely to continually provide designers and print professionals with the best colour tools and workflows for accurate digital colour printing. Fiery technology, together with PANTONE PLUS, provides the best colour reproduction possible from every output device - ensuring that spot colours are accurate and dependable. Fiery servers come preloaded with PANTONE Colour Libraries, including all colours found in the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, to achieve optimal output whenever a document is printed.

"Eliminating guesswork and costs associated with reworking printing projects is a key component to running a successful printing business," said Andy Hatkoff, vice president of technology licensing for Pantone. "By incorporating PANTONE PLUS on Fiery servers, customers are guaranteed to get spot colours that are accurate and consistent for all jobs."

"The Fiery implementation of PANTONE PLUS streamlines colour workflows for millions of Fiery users worldwide," said John Henze, vice president of marketing for EFI Fiery. "Fiery users get the right spot colour the first time without the need to manually determine tint values for matching colours in the industry standard Pantone libraries."

With Fiery Spot-On™ for Fiery servers, users can match colour accurately and modify corresponding CMYK values to produce desired "in gamut" colours. Spot-On also allows users to print entire spot colour libraries, including PANTONE Colour Libraries, which are delivered as industry-standard named colour ICC profiles, to ensure users know exactly how PANTONE Colours will be reproduced. PANTONE Colour Libraries are used with Fiery output profiles to automatically colour manage each PANTONE PLUS Colour into the gamut of the Fiery driven output device.

Pricing and Availability

PANTONE PLUS SERIES Products can be purchased from the Pantone website at www.pantone.comor from PANTONE resellers worldwide. Every PLUS SERIES purchase includes COLOR MANAGER Software free of charge upon registration.

PANTONE PLUS SERIES is also available now from EFI's website at http://w3.efi.com/....

PANTONE PLUS SERIES

A modern evolution of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, the PANTONE PLUS SERIES offers designers and printers new features and capabilities to fulfill their creative desires. Enhancements include the chromatic arrangement of colours for more intuitive selection, an expanded palette of spot colours, the addition of new premium metallics and a broader range of neons. For more information on the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, go to http://bit.ly/96DUzo.

About Fiery

Fiery digital print solutions make businesses thrive with an integrated, scalable product line that meets customer needs now and in the future and provides the greatest return on investment. Introduced over 20 years ago, Fiery production solutions are known for their speed, power, productivity, precision and amazing colour and image quality. The Fiery open platform technology masimizes customers' current assets and opens the door to additional capabilities using EFI, partner and third-party solutions.

About Pantone

Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world's colour authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colourful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for colour inspiration, Pantone now offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com.

About X-Rite

X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in colour science and technology. The company, which now includes colour industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative colour solutions through measurement systems, software, colour standards and services. X-Rite's expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching colour helps users get colour right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com.

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