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X-Rite Scanning Instruments

X-Rite scanning solutions automate press-side color control and are ideal for printers and converters who want to benefit from fast, accurate color. These systems not only remove the possibility of human error, they speed up make-ready and generate predictable and repeatable color results.

IntelliTrax2

Scan the color bar on a typical press sheet in less than 10 seconds. IntelliTrax2 is the ideal color management solution for high-end, high-speed printing/converting operations.

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Ultra-Fast Automated Press-Side Color Control

Shorter runs. Faster turn times. Accurate, consistent color. In order to remain competitive, printers and packaging converters must address these market trends. Reducing make-ready time and waste, and minimizing errors and rework, are critical to profitability. Managing color by eye and/or depending on ink density measurements will not deliver against these requirements. By introducing next-generation color measurement instruments into the press-side quality control process, printers and packaging converters can assure optimum color quality, fast make-ready and reduced waste.

  • Reduced make-ready time and waste. IntelliTrax2 reports results on screen instantly so press operators can quickly make adjustments, even before color drift is visible to the human eye.
  • Full Range of Color Measurements. In less than 10 seconds, IntelliTrax2 measures process colors, spot colors, PANTONE® colors, paper color, tone value increase, gray balance and ink density.
  • Non-Contact Instrument. No need to worry about smudging or scratching the image during the measurement process.
  • Support for industry standards. IntelliTrax2 software supports the majority of global graphic arts standards, including M1 to accommodate optical brighteners, M3 for measuring wet ink and full support for GRACoL, SWOP 2013, PSO, and FOGRA 51 and 52.
  • End-to-End Color Workflow. IntelliTrax2 can directly access the PantoneLIVE database for accurate spectral target values for corporate and other spot colors and can exchange job data with ColorCert: X-Rite Edition for statistical process control.

IntelliTrax2 links to other X-Rite IntelliTrax systems across the plant or across multiple sites, providing up-to-date centralized job information and color standards as well as exceptional inter-model agreement with the X-Rite eXact handheld spectrophotometer.

eXact Scan

Handheld spectrophotometer used for both spot measurement and scans to better understand, control, manage and communicate color across the entire workflow, avoiding reprints and rework.

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Getting Color eXactly Right

The X-Rite eXact Scan is a handheld spectrophotometer and a scanning device. It is a critical part of a complete color management ecosystem that ensures color consistency and repeatability across the entire color workflow. eXact Scan is ideal for use in offset, digital, flexo, prepress, ink room and other environments where exceptional color control is a necessity. eXact Scan is available in two models: Standard for accurate CMYK and spot color printing, and Advanced ink and quality control labs.

Integration of the patented Zebra wheel into the eXact Scan gives operators complete, untethered freedom of measurement. As the user moves the instrument, it counts stripes and calculates how far and fast the operator is moving, tracking the position along the bar. With other instruments, users must move at a reasonably repeatable speed across the whole series of patches, not too fast or slow, in order to get an accurate measurement. Integrating this X-Rite patented technology into the instrument is a significant advance in accuracy and productivity.

  • Part of a scalable family of color measurement instruments that can be field upgraded as requirements change.
  • Measures long or short color bars, from 2 inches (5 cm) to 44 inches (112 cm), and can measure patches as small as 3 mm, even if they are embedded in the image.
  • Measures a 40-inch (100 cm) color bar in less than 10 seconds, capturing density, spectral color values, dot gain and more.
  • Patented Zebra wheel gives operators complete, untethered freedom of measurement. eXact Scan’s single axle ensures that the instrument moves in a straight line without need for rulers or guides.
  • Complies with most industry standards including the full M-Series. It is the only instrument on the market that can capture M0, M2 and M3 measurements in a single pass AND measure true M1 Part One as specified in ISO-3664.

X-Rite eXact Scan was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 InterTech Award for Technical Excellence. When combined with eXact DataMeasure or other software, almost any color bar can be scanned. Only the patch size and the number of patches is required. The software does not need any other information, such as colors of the patches, color differences between the patches or separation bars between the patches. In addition, it can be configured with customized menus by user. All of these capabilities make the X-Rite eXact Scan the must-have handheld color measurement instrument for the printing and packaging industries.

X-Rite eXact Scan supports third-party closed-loop press-side solutions that improve on-press color control, reduce makeready time and waste, and significantly improve color consistency.

i1iSis 2 Family

The i1iSis 2 and i1iSis 2 XL automated chart readers are the ideal instruments to speed up and automate printer profile creation, now supporting M1 measurement standards.

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i1iSis 2

i1iSis 2 XL

Your time is valuable. Do you create more than two profiles per week or frequently calibrate your digital presses? Then the i1iSis 2 spectrophotometer with M-Series measurement illumination conditions will improve both your productivity and the quality of your print production. This automated chart reader, built on award-winning i1 spectral technology, reads up to 2,500 patches printed on a single A3 page in just 10 minutes!

Take Time and Labor Out of Profiling and Calibrating

X-rite i1iSis 2
In high production environments such as photo processing, large format, fine art and high-speed digital printing, frequent measurement of color test charts to keep color management profiles up to date is a must. With the i1iSis 2, this task no longer need be labor-intensive. Simply print the A4 test chart, read it into the i1iSis 2 in to process 1,500 patches in just 8 minutes, and check results. It’s that easy.

The i1iSis 2 is compliant with the latest ISO standards for M-Series measurement illumination conditions, including:

  • M0 (No Filter) where neither substrate nor imaging colorants fluoresces
  • M1 for proper measurement of substrates with optical brightening agents (OBA’s)
  • M2, when there is a desire to eliminate the fluorescing effect from the measurement data.

Benefits:

  • Captures full spectral data of an A4 test chart faster for less time spent on press profiling.
  • Assures compliance with new ISO standards for M-Series measurement illumination conditions. Switchable illumination captures M0, M1 and M2 in a single chart measurement cycle.
  • Comes with a built-in vision system with high tolerance for how charts are aligned as they are fed into the system, automatically correcting for misalignment.
  • Accommodates a variety of inks and substrates in any viewing condition using Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs).
  • Complies with GRAcoL 2013, SWOP 2013, and ISO 12647-2, FOGRA 51, FOGRA 52 and the XRGA standard.

The i1iSis 2 improves the speed and accuracy of profiling and calibration and helps operators address color drift before it is visible to the human eye. You can even average more than one target and quickly analyze a high volume of charts. Need a larger chart size? Learn about the i1iSis 2 XL A3 chart reader. With the i1iSis 2, spend less time profiling and more time ensuring happy customers!

The i1iSis 2 XL A3/Tabloid automated chart reader is the ideal instrument to speed up and automate printer profile creation, now supporting M1 measurement standards.

Take Time and Labor Out of Profiling and Calibrating

x-rite i1iSis 2 XL

In high production environments such as photo processing, large format, fine art and high-speed digital printing, frequent measurement of color test charts to keep color management profiles up to date is a must. With the i1iSis 2 XL, this task no longer need be labor-intensive. Simply print the A3 test chart, read it into the i1iSis 2 XL to process 2,500 patches in just 10 minutes, and check results. It’s that easy.

The i1iSis 2 XL is compliant with the latest ISO standards for M-Series measurement illumination conditions, including:

  • M0 (No Filter) where neither substrate nor imaging colorants fluoresces.
  • M1 for proper measurement of substrates with optical brightening agents (OBA’s).
  • M2, when there is a desire to eliminate the fluorescing effect from the measurement data.

Benefits:

  • Captures full spectral data from an A3/Tabloid test chart faster for less time spent on press profiling.
  • Assures compliance with new ISO standards for M-Series measurement illumination conditions. Switchable illumination captures M0, M1 and M2 in a single chart measurement cycle.
  • Comes with a built-in vision system with high tolerance for how charts are aligned as they are fed into the system, automatically correcting for misalignment.
  • Accommodates a variety of inks and substrates in any viewing condition using Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs).
  • Complies with GRAcoL 2013, SWOP 2013, and ISO 12647-2, FOGRA 51, FOGRA 52 and the XRGA standard.

EasyTrax

EasyTrax is a semi-automated color scanning system for ensuring accurate color and standards compliance, including the ability to take a scan or spot measurement anywhere on the sheet.

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Color Scanning Precision and Versatility Made Easy

EasyTrax is X-Rite’s semi-automated color scanning system, designed to be used press-side in offset printing operations using 29” (74cm) or 40” (102cm) presses. It comes preassembled on a measurement board for a fast start and can be adapted to almost any press console. This standards-compliant system includes the black backing required for ISO certified operations and can take scan or spot measurements anywhere on the sheet, making it the perfect press-side solution for color control.

EasyTrax Density measures ink density with density data being displayed against set targets to easily determine required ink zone changes, while EasyTrax Spectral adds the ability to capture both density and spectral data in a single scan. Both operate at a speed of 150mm/second. EasyTrax helps operators reduce makeready time, monitor production for color consistency, and minimize waste and rework.

  • EasyTrax is the only color scanning system capable of automatically reading color bars or spot colors in the middle of the press sheet, making this task easier and more productive.
  • With EasyTrax Spectral, save measurement time by taking both density and spectral measurements in one pass, quickly viewing all printing attributes to speed preflight and pressroom adjustments.
  • Fast scanning speed of 150mm/second enables operators to quickly evaluate print quality and make the necessary adjustments.
  • EasyTrax signals operators if the color bar is out of alignment and can automatically adjust for skew with laser precision, eliminating the risk of false readings.
  • Preassembled, ready for use after a quick set-up process; includes sample sheet, video tutorials and wizard-based software to help operators get up to speed quickly.

EasyTrax Spectral enables perfecting presses to support up to 8 ink units with the advanced ISO/G7 module, whether using a CMYK, Multi-Color or N-Color workflow. It is the ideal solution for offset printing operations wishing to take standardization and automation to the next level.

i1iO

X-Rite i1iO Automated Scanning Table enables hands-free test chart reading for automated color profiling on a variety of substrates with reduced risk of color measurement errors.

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Automation for Color Perfectionists

Manually reading test charts for profiling or color validation can be time-consuming. Now you can automate your color workflow and extend the value of your i1Pro. The i1iO is a robotic, automatic chart reading system that is designed to work with all i1Pro devices. It’s ideal for photographers, designers, and printers who want to speed up and automate the measurement process and eliminate manual strip reading. Simply plug in your i1Pro or i1Pro 2, align the test chart, and the scanning table does the rest.

The X-Rite i1iO provides fast measurements for reflective test charts on a variety of substrates up to 10 mm in thickness – from thin polybag material to ceramics and textiles. i1iO quickly creates a custom profile, delivering consistent and reliable results, reducing measurement errors and increasing productivity. i1iO is simple to operate, and you’ll still maintain all the great versatile functionality provided by your i1Pro solution.

  • Automates color profile creation process for incredibly fast, consistent and reliable results.
  • Reduces risk of measurement errors and significantly increases productivity in environments requiring the reading of multiple charts.
  • Reads more than 500 patches per minute in scanning mode for M0 measurement condition for fast creation of custom profiles.
  • Hands-free automation and ease of use translates to fast learning curve, even for less skilled employees.
  • Measures a variety of reflective substrates, up to 10 mm thick, for the ultimate in flexibility.

This second generation i1iO scanning table is delivered with a newly designed footplate that accommodates both the original i1Pro and the newer i1Pro 2 spectrophotometers. It assures compliance with ISO standards for M-Series measurement illumination conditions and accommodates a variety of inks and substrates in any viewing condition.