Color As You Imagined It: drupa 2016

Drupa starts tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited!

This year X-Rite Pantone is teaming up with our partners Esko, Enfocus, and MediaBeacon to showcase a number of innovations around digital color communication. The move to digital can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line… read our recent blog to learn how.

Covering 900-square meters in Hall 8b, stand A23, our booth includes six print and packaging inspiration zones that walk visitors through an ideal color workflow, from color inspiration through final product. Each zone features innovative solutions and practical applications that demonstrate the easiest and most effective way to manage color.

Read on for a sneak peek of our booth so you know what to expect, and can plan your visit accordingly.

The main part of our 900m2 booth will consist of eight Inspiration Zones that will take you through each step of a typical print and packaging production workflow.

The main part of our 900m2 drupa booth will consist of eight Inspiration Zones that will take you through each step of a typical print and packaging production workflow.

Brands, Specification & Briefing Zone

X-Rite eXact

X-Rite eXact

It all starts with brand color. At this station, visitors will learn how PantoneLIVE, ColorCert for Brand Owners, and the X-Rite eXact can achieve consistent brand colors on different substrates, even with different print process combinations, plus track production and produce reports. Esko WebCenter and MediaBeacon will be also on display, demonstrating new methods for connecting stakeholders and integrating content management business systems.

Watch out for:

  1. PantoneLIVE
  2. ColorCert for Brand Owners
  3. eXact

Design Zone

Pantone Extended Gamut Guide

Pantone Extended Gamut Guide

This zone will demonstrate how PantoneLIVE, the PANTONE® PLUS SERIES EXTENDED GAMUT Guide, and i1Publish Pro 2 can help creative designers select and communicate inspiration colors to connect design with production and logistics for faster time to market. Plus, our partners will be demonstrating ways to help create better designs quickly, accurately, and before the expense of production.

Watch out for:

  1. PantoneLIVE
  2. PANTONE® PLUS SERIES EXTENDED GAMUT
  3. i1Publish Pro 2

Artwork & Repro Zone

i1iSis 2 Automated Chart Reader

i1iSis 2 Automated Chart Reader

The most efficient way to produce print-ready artwork is to achieve color accuracy on monitors and proofs. Our premedia station will demonstrate how solutions like the i1Pro Solutions can help you prepare artwork files into production-ready files. We’ll also be showing how ColorCert can support brand clients with documented scorecards from print suppliers and converters. Our partners will demonstrate how to address all of those smaller jobs running through prepress by better controlling and streamlining workflows.

Watch out for:

  1. i1iSis 2
  2. ColorCert®: X-Rite Edition for Premedia

Flexo Platemaking Zone

Learn how to take control of your flexo plate production and achieve a 68% reduction in platemaking operator time, a 50% reduction in operator training time, and an impressive 74% faster time to plate. Using Esko’s digital flexo platemaking solutions, making a digital flexo plate can be as simple as making an offset plate! In this zone, visitors will get to see a brand-new integrated flexo imaging and exposing solution called the CDI CRYSTAL 5080 XPS, the most exciting innovation in flexo platemaking since the introduction of the CDI.

Zone: Printing and Ink Management

With so many variables in substrates, inks, and printing technologies, controlling color can be a real challenge. At zone 5 we’ll be presenting a complete workflow to manage complex hybrid printing environments that include IntelliTrax2, eXact Scan with the new eXact Xp, InkFormulation software, PantoneLIVE, and ColorCert, and Esko Equinox. Whether you’re printing offset, gravure, flexo, or corrugated, visitors will see the fastest and easiest ways to specify, communicate, and reproduce consistent color.

IntelliTrax2

IntelliTrax2

Watch out for:

  1. IntelliTrax2
  2. eXact Scan
  3. InkFormulation Software
  4. PantoneLIVE
  5. ColorCert®: X-Rite Edition for Premedia

 Zone: Finishing

By integrating cutting tables with workflow software for production control, Kongsberg digital cutting solutions achieve tangible results. This final zone demonstrates how digital finishing for packaging, sign and display applications can achieve 10% more throughput, 30% less operator time, and a 50% reduction in training requirements. The updated family of Esko Kongsberg tables, i-Cut Suite, Automation Engine and ArtiosCAD will all be on display.

Visit our drupa booth overview and see us live at the hall 8b Stand A23 from May 31 through June 10 to learn more about each of these solutions.

Plus, keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for more information about our learning events throughout the show.

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