(Digital Colour Management)A mix of hardware (spectrophotometers) and colour management software solutions that help to scientifically measure the colour of materials, trims and components. Often these solution providers operate on the side-lines of PLM. The colour approvals outputs, in the form of data and self-approved certification, are a critical part of the design and development process and a link or integration (APIs) to a PLM platform is of great advantage to any retailer, brand, manufacturer or mills.
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical.