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X-Rite Europe GmbH/Pantone LLC

Hall 2, Booth 172/173

X-Rite Europe GmbH and Pantone LLC will introduce new tools at the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery  (ITMA) 2011 show that can help textile mills, dye houses, and apparel and softgoods manufacturers to improve quality, reduce scrap and rework, and shorten the time it takes to get new products to market.

At X-Rite's booth B172/173 in Hall 2, attendees of ITMA will have an opportunity to view the most wide-ranging system of integrated workflow solutions for the color management of softlines anywhere at the show. The ITMA being held from Sept. 22-29 in Barcelona is the world's largest exhibition of textile and garment machinery.

Pre-show information may be obtained by visiting www.xrite.com/ITMA or contacting X-Rite Vice President of Sales and Marketing-EMEA Francesco Tomasello at FTomasello@xrite.com. X-Rite Pantone is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of color communication and formulation systems, color standards and lighting. 

Starting at the moment of inspiration and creation, Pantone will introduce its 175 new colors added to the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System that influences the selection of colors in fashion, home furnishings and interior design for global markets. Spectral data for the 2,100 colors in the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color palette will be available for an accurate digital color communication. Pantone will also unveil its new nylon brights collection that features 21 electric shades of colors that designers can use as an internationally recognized standard for accurate color selection of nylon and polyester materials used in the manufacture of sportswear and other products.

Representatives of X-Rite and Pantone will also be demonstrating two exciting new tools that aid textile and fashion designers during the inspiration and color selection process: the CAPSURE handheld device that can accurately measure colors of virtually any inspiration object and the ColorMunki Design package used to select, specify and store color palettes.

Moving to the production phase that includes quality control, X-Rite will be demonstrating a complete line of spectrophotometers and software solutions to assist in the identification, selection and formulation of new shades and grouping batches of textiles by shade variation.

When it comes to measuring colors and communicating data between production facilities anywhere in the world, X-Rite will be demonstrating how specifiers and suppliers can use instruments such as its established Ci7 benchtops and its iQC V7 software package to manage the supply chains of softlines and precisely communicate color without risk.

In other demonstrations of its integrated workflow solutions, X-Rite will show specifiers and suppliers how they can use the company's free iCertify website to track data of electronic color approval programs for their entire supply chains and how they can employ the Color iTextile document-oriented software to organize analysis of lab dips, production samples, and finished products to remove the guesswork from evaluating colors.

When it comes to keeping instruments throughout the supply chain in alignment, X-Rite representatives will demonstrate the new generation NetProfiler 3 package that allows companies to remotely adjust and certify the performance of their spectrophotometers, ensuring accurate and reliable color data. To tap into the rapid growth of mobile computing, NetProfiler 3 extends the power of profiling to handheld devices with embedded profiling capabilities.