Flint Group/X-Rite – Global partnership

Flint’s paper & board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to deliver a colour solution that leverages the eXact spectrophotometer and NetProfiler software to meet colour management needs.

VIVO Colour Solutions is a colour communication and service platform supported by Flint Group’s centralised colour service provider, the Global Colour Centre (GCC). The VIVO ColourCloud utilises the eXact device to provide a central web-based self-service digital colour repository, containing thousands of approved and tested colours. Customers benefit from the ability to easily search and download CxF files, DigiSwatches, and ink recipes.

Stuart Duffy, Flint Group Director, Professional Services Paper & Board says, “Following rigorous beta testing at a number of corrugated sites, our initial expectations have been surpassed.  The sites conducted hundreds of searches from VIVO ColourCloud with every download achieving 100% ‘Right First Time’. This level of performance can only be delivered through a consistent and managed digital workflow along with the support of X-Rite’s eXact spectrophotometer. This results in an end-to-end colour management process that fits the needs of prepress, printing, and packaging companies.”

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