X-Rite i1Pro 3 Plus with i1iO Wins PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Award for Spectrophotometer Devices
The award-winning i1Pro 3 Plus with the i1iO chart reader delivers production calibration and color profiling for today’s digital, wide-format and industrial printing applications.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., — X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, are proud to announce that the i1Pro 3 Plus with i1iO chart reader received a coveted PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Award for spectrophotometer devices.
“Winning the Product of Year Award is further validation of X-Rite’s commitment to innovation and delivering color measurement solutions designed to meet the evolving needs of digital printers and the variety of materials they support,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite. “With the i1Pro 3 Plus and i1iO, printers can create ICC profiles for almost any substrate and calibrate print production devices for the highest level of color accuracy.”
The i1Pro 3 Plus is a spectral color measurement solution specifically designed for imaging, print, and textile professionals who need advanced calibration and color profiling capabilities for today’s wide-format and industrial printing applications. The i1Pro 3 Plus features a larger 8mm aperture to support new materials used in digital printing applications such as ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood, vinyl, plastics, thin films, cardboard, paper, and more. It simultaneously measures M0, M1, and M2 in a single pass and supports transmission scanning for backlit signage applications. It also offers a polarization filter that reduces specular highlights and shadows on fabrics and ceramics. With the addition of the i1iO chart reader, the i1Pro 3 Plus can be used in automated measurement workflows, resulting in an easier and faster process from manual readings.
“One of the things I like best about our competition is that it is juried, and judges are basing their decisions on objective criteria — and with outstanding entries like X-Rite i1Pro 3 Plus with i1iO, they had their work cut out for them,” said Ray Weiss, Director of Digital Print Programs, PRINTING United Alliance. “The Product of the Year competition represents the best of the best among commercial hardware, software, consumables, and industrial and screen equipment. Congratulations to all the winners.”
For more information on the i1Pro 3 Plus information, visit https://www.xrite.com/page/i1-pro-3-plus-family.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.
Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.
PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large and represent all market segments in one easily accessed place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers, and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, and medical industries. For further information, please visit http://www.xrite.com.
Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at http://www.pantone.com
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