matchmycolor announces completion of integration of its color specification software with PACKZ prepress software
September 15th, 2015 — matchmycolor and PACKZ today announce that the companies have completed the integration of their software solutions. This is a partnership of two leading software companies: PACKZ, which offers productivity tools for making designs print ready, and matchmycolor, which provides color specification, monitoring and development of accurate color recipes for packaging materials (print and plastic). Late last year, the companies signed a partnership agreement to offer a seamless way for users to specify and manage brand colors within PACKZ packaging tools. In doing so, the combination of PACKZ Software and matchmycolor Colibri helps users design, specify, produce, manage and control brand-based colors throughout every stage of the global color supply chain.
With the completion of this integration, PACKZ Software has quick and direct access to brand color standards. matchmycolor Colibri ensures that only the latest version of a color standard can be used in PACKZ software, reducing the chance of errors. PACKZ and Colibri innovative solutions further enhance precision and efficiency in global color management and connect all participants in the color supply chain, including brand owners, designers, printers and converters.
PACKZ: Productivity tools for making designs print ready
PACKZ offers high performance editing and workflow tools based on native PDF to increase efficiency and communication in prepress for labels and packaging. With already more than 250 active licenses, PACKZ is widely used by brand service companies (PMAs), trade shops and printers asking for centralized ink and color management resources based on open standards.
matchmycolor Colibri: Color specification, monitoring and development of color recipes
A major challenge of printing, particularly packaging, is efficient, accurate, consistent color communication throughout all media. Designers need to be able to select the correct, accurate colors for each job, and to reference color standards that are used throughout the supply chain. Proofing needs to be accurate; and the quality of finished products needs to be verified.
matchmycolor provides state-of-the-art software tools to the color supply chain from design to supply of finished product. Colibri enables the specification and management of brand color standards, the feasibility, development and accurate dispensing of color recipes, and color monitoring and reporting on the quality of goods produced. matchmycolor tools are suitable for a wide range of applications from graphic arts, packaging, inks, cosmetics, paints, plastics, fibers and ceramics. matchmycolor also offers plugins for high-end color management software solutions—for example, for GMG OpenColor—for packaging proofing and color separations, allowing seamless communication of color data.
"matchmycolor and PACKZ believe in seamless and open communication of color between systems," explains Judy van de Langkruis, Managing Partner, matchmycolor LLC. "We ensure the integrity of the color is maintained at all stages: from design, hard copy proofing, printing and preparation of inks, to the supply of product."
"The combination of PACKZ Software and matchmycolor technologies help users design, specify, produce, manage and control brand based colors at every stage in the global color supply chain," says Christopher Graf, PACKZ Software CEO. "Users are assured that when they operate PACKZ tools, the color will be consistent and accurate."
The integration of the two solutions will be on display at the Hybrid Software booth (#4308) during Graph Expo, September 13-16 in Chicago.