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Hubergroup becomes first Accredited Ink Manufacturer

Hubergroup announced last month, that it had become the first ink manufacturer to receive Accredited Ink Manufacturer status for PantoneLIVE. This accreditation certifies Hubergroup as a valuable global ink manufacturer for PantoneLIVE.

David Ward, UK managing director for Stehlin Hostag, the UK arm of Hubergroup, said, ‘Our innovation in colour management has always been an integral part of the services we offer to our offset and flexible packaging customers, both in the UK and globally. Throughout the group we use X-Rite colour management equipment to support us in the delivery of quality colour management services. The combination of our mono pigmented base systems, which are used throughout Hubergroup, allows us to achieve accuracy and consistency globally, which is essential in protecting customers brand integrity.

‘We recognise the importance of the services that printers need to deliver to brand owners. With PantoneLIVE we can ensure colour standards remain consistent across all media taking all the variables into consideration. Our ink and service solutions will enable us to better support our customers. Brands who utilise PantoneLIVE achieve the final results expected, saving valuable time and money. Our colour management objectives are aligned with X-Rite Pantone, and the introduction of PantoneLIVE is welcomed and supported throughout the whole Hubergroup network of companies worldwide.’

PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based solution developed by X-Rite/Pantone that enables the universal Pantone colour language to be accurately communicated across the entire packaging workflow - from design concept to retail store shelves. PantoneLIVE extends the Pantone Plus Series Color Library, mapping critical colour information to packaging-specific substrates. The PantoneLIVE ecosystem is supported by licensed hardware and software that enables each area of a packaging supply chain to access the same PantoneLIVE Colors, in addition to brand specific palettes. This results in consistent and repeatable colour across product families, regardless of media or print technology, providing a cohesive brand approach.

For more information, visit: www.pantone.com/live and www.Hubergroup.com.

© Graphic Repro On-line, 1 - 2 July 2013.