matchmycolor LLC introduces novel, cloud-based color management and communication system at drupa 2012
Basel, Switzerland – May 3, 2012. matchmycolor LLC is presenting its advanced, cloud-based global brand management, production control and color communication system, Colibri® Gateway, together with Konica Minolta Sensing's spectrophotometers, at drupa from May 3-16, 2012, Stand B78-1, Hall 8B.
Colibri® Gateway global brand management, production control and color communication system
- covers all steps from design to final certification
- incorporates a new Color Feasibility tool for checking color suitability
- is designed for flexographic, gravure, offset and screen printing in graphic arts, plastics, paints and coatings, and ceramics applications
- connects seamlessly with Colibri® Essentials industrial color matching and quality control software
Colibri® Gateway is designed to meet the specific requirements of manufacturers, material producers and their suppliers, brand management companies and brand owners. This advanced, cloud-based system covers all steps in color management, from design, through specification of standards, to production and certification of finished products. It facilitates communication and cooperation between all supply chain participants.
An easy-to-use Color Feasibility tool enables the suitability of colors to be checked using real inks and production substrates. An advanced reporting function allows the performance of colors to be monitored during production.
Colibri® Gateway has been developed together with two highly reputed global companies, Amcor Flexibles, a market leader and the world’s largest supplier of flexible packaging, and Matthews Brand Solutions, which specializes in bringing brands to market.
Comprising two modules, ColorDesign and ColorControl, Colibri® Gateway is suitable for a wide variety of different applications, including graphic arts, plastics, paints and coatings, and ceramics. Printing processes include flexographic, gravure, offset and screen for any substrate, using existing or specially designed ink systems.
Colibri® ColorDesign enables manufacturers, material producers, brand management companies and brand owners to manage their complete color program, from standards development, through color monitoring and optimization, to individual supplier review.
Colibri® ColorControl facilitates the production of globally consistent colors. By enabling manufacturers and suppliers to define, standardize and reference shades and catalogs, it allows them to manage and control production in accordance with agreed specifications.
Adaptable to fast changing technology, Colibri® Gateway can be linked to third-party proofing and design systems. It also connects seamlessly with Colibri® Essentials state-of-the-art industrial color matching and quality control software.
Comprising ColorMatch, ColorTint and ColorQuality, and incorporating ColorMosaic 3D color gamut viewer, Colibri® Essentials is also on show at drupa, together with the FD-Series spectrodensitometers, FD 5 and FD 7, from Konica Minolta Sensing.
matchmycolor was founded in 2009 following a management buyout of the Colibri® business from Ciba Specialty Chemicals, now part of BASF. matchmycolor brings together a unique offering of IT services and color know-how, resulting in new advanced technical software solutions for the industrial market.
Colibri®, one of the most innovative, technologically advanced color communication, color-matching, tinting and color quality control software tools on the market today, has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the graphic arts, paints, coatings, plastics, fibers and ceramic industries. This efficient software tool helps to cut production costs, reduce delivery times and accelerate time-to-market by linking all stages of the color supply chain.
Colibri® is distributed and supported in more than 30 countries around the world by Konica Minolta Sensing, their distributors and selected industry specialists.
For more information about Colibri®, please visit the Konica Minolta Stand, B78-1, in Hall 8B, at drupa Düsseldorf, May 3-16, 2012.