Increasingly, printers and packaging converters are focused on standardizing operations to reduce costs, improve quality and increase productivity. But often the ink room is overlooked in these standardization efforts. Managing ink and ensuring both quality of incoming materials and accuracy of ink formulations are key elements of delivering good color quality. If ink doesn’t meet specifications, then all of the other standardization work can be for naught.
Uniting the entire workflow via digital color management and with industry leading devices is the only way to stay ahead of a growing demand for faster, more precise and accurate color. Through dependent color standards and best practices, you can reduce approval cycles, achieve better quality compliance, accurately formulate ink, reduce the number of on-press corrections, and increase financial savings by managing leftover inks.
It is important to have the right tools for formulation to deliver fast and accurate color recipes that account for substrates, ink volume, and the re-use of leftovers. With X-Rite formulation solutions, you can reduce the steps to an acceptable match, manage ink recipes and assortments, provide consistent color reproduction, improve basic material handling, and reduce hazardous waste and ink inventories.
It’s imperative to your operation to have consistent color throughout the supply chain using configurable options. X-Rite provides industry-leading quality control hardware and software to ensure color can be easily measured, controlled, and evaluated throughout the workflow and across the globe.
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