X-Rite, Flint form colour partnership
Flint Group’s Paper & Board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to distribute and support a colour-management solution, called VIVO Colour Solutions, that leverages the X-Rite eXact and NetProfiler in the package print supply chain.
Flint explains the move is based on the need to run tighter workflows between brand owners and print and packaging suppliers, given the need for colour consistency across wider geographies and packaging substrates.
Flint describes VIVO Colour Solutions as a colour communication and service platform supported by its centralized colour service provider, the Global Colour Centre (GCC). VIVO ColourCloud utilizes the eXact device to provide a Web-based self-service colour repository, containing thousands of approved and tested colours. It allows customers to search and download CxF files, DigiSwatches, and ink recipes.
Along with the eXact spectrophotometer, the solution will leverage X-Rite’s NetProfiler software for verifying device performance. “When paired with VIVO Colour Solutions, this technology will provide the basis for converter confidence in their ink supply, and a competitive advantage to deliver consistent colour packaging,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager for X-Rite.
Stuart Duffy, Flint Group Director, Professional Services Paper & Board, said, “I have no doubt VIVO Colour Solutions, in combination with X-Rite equipment, can become an industry benchmark.”