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ColorDigital & X-Rite Pantone Announce Cooperation


(Cologne, Germany, 2018-08-30) – “For the transition from analogue to digital product development, the industry calls for perfect, digital simulations of physical objects”, states Gerd Müller-Thomkins, CEO at Deutsches Mode-Institut.

In order to be able to provide the best service, ColorDigital, the provider of the DMIx® Cloud, along with X-Rite Pantone have decided upon a continuous workflow cooperation.

The DMIx® Cloud offers a standardised environment, in which all digital data required for the supply chain can be exchanged. Precise colours, complex surfaces and individual 3D shapes are key elements of the interactive product management in the cloud. In doing so, the integral acquisition and realistic representation of all objects by TAC – Total Appearance Capture technology from X-Rite-Pantone was declared as a crucial basis of the successful virtualisation.

The integration of the TAC ecosystem into the DMIx® Cloud is being presented for the first time in an exclusive special exhibition – “Digital Textile Connection”, accompanied by leading industry partners at the MUNICH FABRIC START trade fair (04.-06.09.2018)

“For the first time, TAC technology guarantees us the physically accurate transfer of product samples of any type to the digital world of the DMIx® Cloud. This is a real added value for the Design, Product Development and Logistics departments, with our customers in the fashion and lifestyle sectors reaping the benefits”, explains Gerd Willschütz, CEO at ColorDigital GmbH.

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information and conversations, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Vimeo, Twitter, and Facebook.

ColorDigital GmbH (www.colordigital.com)

Founded 2013, in partnership with the German Fashion Institute (DMI), ColorDigital provides solutions for designers and suppliers around the world for development & sharing of product information. The company is located in Cologne / Germany with a client base around the globe. The main product DMIx© Cloud is a safe, standardised environment for designers and suppliers to share production relevant information, eliminating the need to produce and send physical samples for coordination and adjustment of products. A further field is the services orientated digitalization of materials via several scan methods. Starting within the textile industry ColorDigital is working with clients in the field of paints, plastics, textiles, dyeing houses, print and packaging.


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