Xanté and Pantone Partner to Deliver Accurate PANTONE® Color for Small and Mid-sized Offset, Digital, and Flexo Printers


Xanté and Pantone Partner to Deliver Accurate PANTONE® Color for Small and Mid-sized Offset, Digital, and Flexo Printers

drupa 2008
Hall 4, Stand F34



Xante and Pantone Partner to Deliver Accurate PANTONE® Color for Small and Mid-sized Offset, Digital, and Flexo Printers


Xante integrates PANTONE Color Libraries into its Flagship OpenRIP Symphony and OpenRIP Flexo Professional PDF Workflow Software Solutions

April 24, 2008 — Mobile, AL, USA & Duiven, The Netherlands — Small and mid-sized offset, digital, and flexographic printers will now more easily produce accurate and color-matched proofs based on the industry’s de facto color standard, the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM(R), and the new PANTONE Goe(TM) Color System, as a result of a partnership between Xante Corporation and Pantone, Inc.

Xante has integrated the PANTONE Color Libraries into the next major releases of OpenRIP Symphony and OpenRIP Flexo, premiering at drupa May 27 – June 11, 2008.

The built-in color libraries include: PANTONE Goe coated and PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM solid coated, solid uncoated, and solid matte. Xante is among the first to integrate the new PANTONE Goe system of 2,058 spot colors into OpenRIP workflow applications, making spot color matching easier and more accurate. The OpenRIP “Scan for Colors” feature examines incoming files to detect spot colors and automatically matches them with PANTONE Colors found in the color database. Xante OpenRIP Symphony and OpenRIP Flexo Professional are feature-rich, robust and affordable PDF workflow solutions that automate the prepress process.

“We are pleased to partner with Pantone, one of the world’s leading color authorities, to give our OpenRIP(R) customers access to the renowned PANTONE Color Libraries and the ability to cost-effectively and accurately produce color-matched proofs,” says Xante CEO, Robert Ross.

“Xante understands its customers and continually delivers best-in-class solutions to meet their needs. The addition of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM and PANTONE Goe Color Libraries to the OpenRIP workflow adds even more ease-of-use and color control features to the Xante prepress workflow,” says Andrew Hatkoff, vice president, Advanced Color Technologies at Pantone, Inc.

About Pantone, Inc.
Pantone, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for more than 45 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone now offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com.

About Xante
Xante provides state-of-the-art PDF workflow and imaging solutions for high quality graphic and prepress applications. The product line includes process-free metal and polyester computer-to-plate (CTP) imaging devices; high resolution digital color presses; large format violet metal CTP platesetters and polyester imaging systems. The OpenRIP PDF workflow includes Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) and PostScript 3 technologies, and allows every device in the print shop to be controlled from a single RIP for true PDF workflow consistency.

Xante Corporation headquarters is located in Mobile, Alabama, USA, with offices in Sacramento, CA, USA; Duiven, the Netherlands; and Zhengzhou, China. Xante products are distributed through a worldwide network of reseller and distribution partners. For more information, please visit www.xante.com.

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