DES and X-Rite announce new eXact model ‘Xp’ for Packaging Converters

DES is pleased to announce the new eXact Xp from X-Rite to accurately measure colour on flexible film. DES, as Australia and New Zealand X-rite distributor, is glad to offer this new option in the company’s award-winning eXact spectrophotometer platform. The eXact Xp is designed to help package printers and converters more accurately measure colour on flexible film materials.

“Getting the colour wrong in any process is expensive and time consuming but in packaging it can also have a major supply chain impact. The new X-rite eXact Xp has enhancements that take in to consideration the orientation of the films extrusion direction resulting in an even more accurate colour measurement” stated Russell Cavenagh from Colour Management specialists DES. “We look forward to discussing the benefits of the new Xp during Drupa or earlier” continued Cavenagh.

Printers, ink and premedia suppliers, and brands can use this new handheld device to better understand, control, and manage colours on flexible film materials across the entire packaging supply chain.
Even the most sophisticated converters can find it challenging to measure colour on flexible film substrates. For some types of films, the orientation of the measurement instrument relative to the film’s extrusion direction can impact results. With the eXact Xp, X-Rite has addressed this challenge, introducing special enhancements that help users accurately and consistently measure on a variety of film substrates, including lamination materials and base structures.

X-Rite eXact

A packaging converter that measures colour inconsistently runs the risk of customer rejections that result in timeconsuming rework and waste. The new X-Rite eXact Xp addresses the unique challenges of working with film materials and can be used as part of an end-to-end colour

management process. With X-Rite eXact Xp for measurement, PantoneLIVE as a repository of reliable digital colour standards and ColorCert®: X-Rite Edition for statistical process control, packaging converters can deliver new levels of colour control and increased service for their clients.”

The X-Rite eXact Xp supports the measurement modes M0, M1, M2 and includes all of the same features as the other devices in the eXact Family of spectrophotometers, including X-Rite eXact Scan. It fully supports ISO colour measurement standards and measurements are compatible with common measurement modes of the standard eXact on printed materials. The eXact Xp is also supported with existing eXact family software and applications.

The X-Rite eXact Xp will be on display at drupa 2016, May 31 through June 10 at the

Düsseldorf Fairgrounds in Hall 8b A23.


The X-Rite eXact Xp will be available in May 2016 on a worldwide basis through X-Rite

channels and directly from X-Rite. For more information, visit our X-rite page.

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