Color quality and consistency are table stakes for printers and packaging converters in today’s highly competitive marketplace. And most companies have put in place operating procedures designed to deliver just that. But what about the ink room? If there are problems with the ink – incoming materials are faulty or accurate formulations are not achieved – the rest of the downstream process suffers. Too often, this aspect of quality control is overlooked, and/or ink formulation processes are complex and time-consuming, requiring special colorist talent and a lot of luck.
X-Rite InkFormulation Software addresses these issues for ink manufacturers, printers and packaging converters alike. InkFormulation Software is part of an end-to-end color workflow that gives ink suppliers, printers and packaging converters flexibility and control over recipes and assortments, improves basic material handling, simplifies definition of the right ink film thickness and helps reduce hazardous waste. It also makes it easier to use leftover inks and press returns, reducing overall ink inventories. InkFormulation is available in four configurations including an online version, Basic and Professional for printers, and a version for Ink Manufacturers.
All orders are shipped within 3-5 business days, excluding special order products.
Shipping rates are calculated automatically on the Check Out page. UPS is our preferred carrier, however, there may be times when FedEx or another carrier is used. At those times, you will only pay the shipping cost shown to you during check out, even if the actual cost is more.
When your order has shipped, you will receive an email with your tracking information, which will show you the carrier used and when to expect delivery.
If you would like to return a product, please contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization number and instructions.
In most cases, returns will incur a 10% restocking fee.
|Measurement Conditions||Reflectance, Transmission, SCI / SCE|
|Color Differences||CIE DL*, Da*, Db*, CIE DL*, DC*, DH*|
|Color Spaces||CIE L*a*b*, CIE L*C*h*|
|Illuminants||A, D50, D65, F11|
|Observers||2 degree,10 degree|
|Standard Indices||Opacity, Metamerism|
|Configuration Options||PrinterBasic, PrinterPro, Manufacturer, Online|
|Experience Level||Beginner to advanced|
|Languages Supported||English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese|
|Supported Devices||eXact, eXact Scan, eXact XP, CI4200, CI52, CI62, CI64, 962, 964, Color i5, Color i7, CE-7000A, CI7600, CI7800, SP62, SP64, ER50|
|Industry Standards||See Standard Indices|
|Ink Wells / Ink Units||Yes|
|Mobile Device Compatibility||No|
|Pass / Fail||Yes|
|Scanner Target Support||N / A|
|What's Included?||Installation CD with Instructions, License Dongle|
|Windows||Win 7, Win 10|
|Available Disk Space||100 GB|
|Display Resolution||1280 x 1024|
|Internet Connection||Yes, for PantoneLIVE|
|Number of Displays Supported per Workstation||1|
|Processor||Core 2 Duo, 2 G|
|Compatible Android Devices||None|
|Compatible iOS Devices||None|
InkFormulation is available in four configurations; you only purchase the functionality you need.
A cost-effective system designed for small to medium-sized printers. Easily and quickly formulate custom inks working with a database supplied by your preferred ink manufacturer. Configured with an X-Rite Color Handheld device, this solution is ideal for the printer that previously could not justify having in-house formulation capabilities.
The standard package for medium-sized to large printers. Formulate custom inks without creating and maintaining a colorant database. Import and work with colorant databases supplied by your preferred ink manufacturer. Includes ColorQuality software to guarantee precise measurement, continuous control, and consistent documentation.
A full version of InkFormulation designed for the Ink Manufacturer, providing the ability to create, store, and modify a colorant database. Build and maintain a complete colorant database featuring all the inks you use.
X-Rite warrants this Product against defects in material and workmanship for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of shipment from X-Rite’s facility, unless mandatory law provides for longer periods. During such time, X-Rite will either replace or repair at its discretion defective parts free of charge.
At the time you purchase your X-Rite instrument you may elect to take advantage of an extended warranty for those X-Rite Instruments that come with a standard one-year warranty. For a nominal charge you can extend the standard one-year warranty on your instrument to a full three years.
Loaner units are available for a fee for most units and will ship on a first come first service basis. It is important to contact an X-Rite service center in advance when possible to arrange a loaner unit. Fees will be billed for all service units that aren’t returned within 5 business days from the return of your original unit.
Out of warranty repair of X-Rite products is done using a flat-rate fee schedule, unless otherwise noted with Time & Materials (T&M) pricing. To qualify for the flat-rate program, the instrument must be mechanically complete and unmodified. If parts are missing, modified, or damaged due to misuse or abuse additional charges may apply. The flat-rate repair includes:
*Repairs during the 90 day warranty period will be done at no additional charge; overnight freight is not covered. The repair includes the greater of a simple 30 day warranty or the remaining balance of the original 90 day warranty (excluding lamps and batteries).
Instruments returned for certification will be tested and adjusted to meet factory specifications. Important: If you do not clearly specify “certification” service when you
return your instrument, we will perform a flat-rate repair. Certification service requires the return of your calibration reference with the instrument.
After certification, paper and film based calibration references will be replaced with a new reference – ceramic and opal references will be verified and calibrated. A statement of traceability for the reference and a certificate of performance will be returned with your instrument.
The Full Service Contract includes our Annual Five Point Checkup service and priority turnaround time in our repair center. This yearly instrument inspection keeps your device
measuring with optimal precision to original manufactured specifications. An X-Rite certified technician will:
X-Rite will provide a paper certificate or dated certification sticker. All device performance records are kept on file at our color lab. To satisfy the requirements of ISO 9000, factory certification is recommended once a year.
Service Contracts are sold exclusively to the end –user, they are not sold through distribution channels.