X-Rite helps implement Color of Year into digital workflow

Posted December 16, 2021


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, announced that the official spectral color value for PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is now available in PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem.


Using PantoneLIVE as part of a digital color workflow, brands and their suppliers can immediately start designing, communicating color standards, prototyping and producing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri across textiles, paint and coatings, and plastics. 


“Digital design helps us to stretch the limits of reality, opening the door to a dynamic virtual world where we can explore and create new color possibilities,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. “Futuristic in feeling, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone that takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes and textures, from shimmery metallics, lustrous sheens and high-tech materials to handcrafted looks and natural fibers.”


Incorporating into digital workflow


PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family. From product design through production, brand designers and their suppliers can easily access PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri and the corresponding spectral data using the Pantone Connect platform and PantoneLIVE.  


With Pantone Connect, designers have a holistic tool to create digital mood boards and palettes and collaborate with global teams, clients and partners throughout the design workflow. Supply partners and manufacturing teams can use PantoneLIVE Production for Plastic, Coatings,and Textile to access the spectral data for PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri and other colors found in the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors (FHI) System and for the Pantone Matching System (PMS) for plastics and coatings. Suppliers can immediately begin color formulation and quality control processes for greater production efficiency and savings. 


“Digital color standards directly integrate with formulation software, making it easy for plastic, textile and paint and coating suppliers to identify the best recipes using their existing colorants or leftover materials for an efficient and sustainable way to produce accurate color,” said Richard Roth, vice president of Innovation, X-Rite.


Creating digital twins and virtual prototypes 


X-Rite color and appearance technology also allows brands and suppliers to accurately replicate color on virtual material samples for paints, plastics, metals, fabrics and meshes. Using the PANTORA desktop application with X-Rite Ci7000 Series, MA-T12, or MetaVue VS3200 spectrophotometers, companies can measure a physical sample and turn it into a digital material twin that designers can use to render virtual product prototypes. PANTORA also allows material suppliers to combine sample attributes to create large digital libraries in a range of colors and textures that can be shared with designers and used in a 3D workflow. 


“PANTORA takes digital color to the next level by visualizing how it will look and interact on a 3D prototype, eliminating the need for physical prototypes. Brands, designers, manufacturers, and suppliers can visualize PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri on any sample, regardless of size or location, in real-time and around the world. This allows companies to innovate and accelerate the design-to-manufacturing process,” Roth said.


For more information on creating virtual materials using PANTORA, read blog.


Source: X-Rite/Pantone

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