X-Rite Pantone Donates to Clemson’s Sonoco Institute & Graphic Communications Department

CLEMSON, SC—X-Rite Pantone recently donated a large collection of in-kind gifts totaling nearly $500,000 to fellow FTA member Clemson University’s graphic communications department and the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. The donation includes the latest versions of X-Rite hardware and software, with installation and training built into the agreement, which spans a minimum of … Continued

Challenges & Solutions for Maintaining Brand Image

The Pantone Color Institute reports that 60 percent of shoppers make their selections in-store, and that more than 65 percent of all purchasing decisions involve color. Achieving color consistency remains essential but is becoming increasingly more difficult across a wide range of substrates, and from shift to shift and plant to plant. A lack of … Continued

EskoWorld 2018 Examines Connected Packaging and Trends, Proposes Strategic Transition

SAN ANTONIO, TX—Consumer behavior is changing! Udo Panenka, Esko’s president, made the claim and outlined the impact on day one of EskoWorld 2018. “Action is required on the part of brand owners, premedia houses and packaging suppliers. Fundamental and elementary moves, once implemented, will allow practitioners to seize today’s unique opportunities.” In sharing the assessment … Continued

X-Rite to Acquire ColorCert Software Assets

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—X-Rite Inc., a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, announced the company has acquired the ColorCert software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany. Since 2013, X-Rite has been the exclusive distributor of ColorCert software, a realtime color and print quality process control and … Continued

Bobst REVO Master Class Open House a Success

CAPALLE-CAMPI BISENZIO, Italy—The Bobst REVO Master Class Open House, which took place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 at the Competence Center of Bobst Firenze, Italy, succeeded in being a very dynamic event rich in interaction and networking opportunities for the 322 people that attended it over the three days and six sessions. Printers and converters … Continued