X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced new subscription-based pricing for its industry-leading color formulation software, Color iMatch, and quality control software, Color iQC. The new subscription model provides manufacturers and material suppliers greater flexibility and predictability for their operational budgets while ensuring they have access to the most up-to-date color formulation and quality control software. Included in the subscription offering are regular software updates and access to online training materials designed to help new and experienced users accelerate color development for the paints and coatings, plastic, and textile industries.
“In order to meet today’s challenging times, manufacturers need access to the latest technology without breaking their budgets,” said Richard Knapp, Product Manager, X-Rite and Pantone. “Our new subscription model makes budget planning easier and allows customers to stay competitive with the latest color formulation and quality control technology at an affordable cost. With X-Rite’s commitment to regular software updates, formulation and QC managers can have confidence they are using the most up-to-date software to help them submit bids quickly, win new business, and deliver the best products to their customers.”
Color iMatch is an intuitive, job-oriented color formula management software. It intelligently processes color data to provide optimal initial color matches and reduce wasteful formulation attempts. Color iMatch features a smarter multi-flux matching engine with a revolutionary new search and correct algorithm that enables better utilization of legacy data. With Color iMatch, lab managers and formulation professionals can streamline complicated workflows and deliver better color matches in fewer steps for faster formulation times, cost savings, and reduced waste. Color iQC is a quality control solution that monitors color from specification to material suppliers to manufacturing and final assembly. It delivers tight tolerances through connected solutions and expands from controlling quality to assuring quality.
The benefits to Color iMatch and Color iQC subscription-based pricing model include:
• Notifications of all software updates for improved planning;
• Access to all software updates remotely without on-site installation;
• New online training materials exclusive to the subscription model;
• One fixed subscription cost for improved budget planning; and
• Ability for new customers to test formulation or quality control software without incurring a large capital expense.