X-Rite - Packaging Gateway
Join Our Newsletter - Get important industry news and analysis sent to your inbox – sign up to our e-Newsletter here


Color Measurement Systems, Software, Standards and Services

Communicating accurate color can be challenging, even with all of the color management technology available today.

Throughout the supply chain – from inspiration to production, from design to shelf – there are many variables that influence color-critical work.

A color network must work together flawlessly to ensure brand integrity — as well as the fastest possible time to market — throughout the entire process.

X-Rite Pantone has more than 150 collective years of experience in defining, specifying, measuring and managing accurate color — right the first time, right all the time.

We offer a full set of color solutions that safeguard brand integrity, improve time to market, minimize waste and ensure full delivery of design intent, from conception to shelf.

Whether you are a brand owner, designer, printer, converter or pre-media house, we have solutions that allow you to accurately specify and manage color from start to finish, regardless of your preferred substrate — paper, recycled board, textiles, plastics, foils and more.

While your supply chain and your color network might be complex, ensuring accurate color across that supply chain or network no longer needs to be complex.

Partnering with us ensures increased simplicity of color management, better control of bottom-line costs and opportunities for top-line growth. Our offering for packaging solutions includes:

  • Pantone color guides
  • eXact – handheld measurement device – Densitometer and Spectrophotometer
  • i1Pro 2 – professional color management solutions
  • PantoneLIVE – cloud-based spectral color database
  • IntelliTrax and EasyTrax – press-side automation solutions to deliver the highest level of consistency during production runs
  • InkFormulation Software – fast, accurate and consistent ink formulation, formula creation, storage, approval and retrieval solution for offset, flexographic, gravure and screen-printing inks

Professional color management solutions

Providing complete color solutions at every step of the process – X-Rite develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color management and color communication solutions for global value supply chains, through measurement systems, software, color standards and services.

Our expertise in measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs.

X-Rite’s hardware and software solutions are complemented by its team of experts, who provide consultation and educational services, and execute comprehensive programmes for color throughout an entire workflow.

Quality-controlled and color-managed specification

State-of-the-art color control solutions give brand owners the power to specify color using a universal color language and the ability to ensure that suppliers are quality-controlled and color-managed to accurately achieve that color correctly, quickly and cost-effectively.

Brand owners who control their color through accurate color specification and communication can help organize different actors in the process – such as designers, photographers and prepress professionals – so that the best results are achieved.

Color measurement

X-Rite offers the most innovative and affordable selection of color measurement tools, such as semi-automated or fully-automated instruments for print jobs that meet ISO and other international standards.

With close to 15,000 color references, PANTONE’s products help companies communicate color across the value chain. Customers use our software tools to do everything – from creating color palettes to managing pressroom tolerances – work that speeds production and cuts waste.

Color standards

The X-Rite Graphic Arts (XRGA) and CxF standards ensure all color information is digitally captured and communicated accurately. Our color standards from Munsell are used to define and characterize color across photography, agriculture, aerospace and many other industries.

Munsell Color vision tests ensure visual evaluators across the globe and across industry segments are up to the task.

Color control systems for packaging, graphic design, plastics and medical industries

X-Rite sets the standard for color control in the packaging industry, making it possible for you to achieve flawless color on time, every time.

Our systems have revolutionized every step in the packaging supply chain, from inspiration to output and content to consumer.

X-Rite solutions allow you to achieve color control by communicating color simply and accurately between multiple locations, multiple devices and multiple processes.

X-Rite serves a range of industries, where faithful communication of color and total appearance data is mission-critical, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical industries.

Hybrid Production

The printing industry is evolving faster than at any time in history. The new breed of printing companies are expanding their product and service offerings to multi channel communication, quick turnarounds of printed pieces and/or reformatting content for digital media.

X-Rite at PulPaper 2014

X-Rite will demonstrate solutions for the measurement and management of colour for the pulp, paper and board industries at the PulPaper 2014 show to be held 3-5 June in Helsinki, Finland.

Asda Becomes First Retailer to Implement PantoneLIVE

X-Rite and Pantone, Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) brands, today announced that Asda, one of Britain's top value retailers and a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart, will employ PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based color service, throughout its global supply chain.

X-Rite GmbH-Branch Office Eastern Europe

ul. Palánek 374/1a, 3rd floor

Vyškov CZ-682 01

South Moravian Region

Czech Republic

X-Rite GmbH

Siemensstraße 12b

Neu-Isenburg 63263



X-Rite Iberica

Torre Realia-BCN

Pl. Europa 41-43, 4º Planta

08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona



X-Rite Italy S.r.l.

Via Braille, 69/69A

Prato 59100



X-Rite Méditerranée

Parc d’Activités du Moulin - 43, rue du Saule Trapu

Massy 91300



X-Rite — Moscow

2a, Pryanishnikova St.

Moscow 127550



X-Rite Ltd

The Acumen Centre, First Avenue


SK12 1FJ


United Kingdom

X-Rite, Inc.

4300 44th Street South East

Grand Rapids

MI 49512


United States of America