Jet Technologies has announced a partnership with X-Rite in New Zealand and Australia.

Jack Malki, director at Jet Technologies, says this new strategic collaboration expands on the company’s offering of innovative solutions to its print and packaging industry customers. He says, “Jet Technologies is excited about this new partnership and the opportunities it brings to the Australian and New Zealand printing and packaging industries. By combining our expertise with X-Rite’s cutting-edge solutions, we are poised to revolutionise colour management, offering our customers a brighter and more efficient future.

“The partnership brings numerous benefits to Jet’s customers. They gain a new level of access to comprehensive colour management solutions, alongside our ongoing product lines such as inks and films, from a single supplier. Furthering our one stop shop credentials is the fact that we also provide technical support and guidance, ensuring our customers can maximise the potential of their investments.”

Official reseller

Although the roots of this partnership date back several years, Jet Technologies recently became an official X-Rite reseller. The company says it had primarily focused on the label sector, but the evolving landscape of the print industry and colour management means X-Rite’s solutions are now more comprehensive and relevant to customers across print and packaging.

Jet Technologies now offers the complete suite of X-Rite products. These include eXact Family products, PantoneLIVE, and ColorCert. This makes colour management solutions accessible to flexo, offset, and screenprinting businesses. Customers can rely on Jet Technologies not only for products but also for technical support and assistance in optimising their colour management tools.

Substantial benefits

X-Rite says its colour management solutions offer substantial benefits to businesses. They streamline processes, reduce costs, and drastically cut time to market. For instance, global brands using X-Rite colour workflow solutions have achieved incredible speed to market, reducing the time it takes to launch a product from concept to production from six months to just four days.

The company, one of the world’s leading colour management and measurement solutions specialists, says one of the most significant cost savings comes from eliminating the need for on-site press approvals. By using digital colour management solutions, printing companies can guarantee colour matching without the need for print proofs and on-site approvals, saving brands money on travel expenses and reducing carbon footprints.”

David Stead, business development manager at Oceania, X-Rite, says, “Print customers are colour conscious. Getting colour right the first time is an essential requirement for print providers. Today’s colour measurement solutions are more user-friendly and connected, making it easier than ever to produce accurate colour each and every time.

“Streamlined colour workflows and intuitive user interfaces enable less experienced workers to measure and verify colour from run to run and across a diverse set of materials. This helps reduce risk and costly errors. Printers can feel confident they are producing high quality results efficiently and cost-effectively.”

“X-Rite is the only colour technology company that offers end-to-end solutions from the design stage to final print. This includes colour standards, software, and instrumentation to streamline workflows. Looking ahead, X-Rite is working toward full automation in colour management. Many sites use handheld devices, but the next step is to automate and close the loop in colour management, optimising investments further. This can significantly reduce make-ready times, paper waste, ink usage, and energy consumption, all of which contribute to a more sustainable and efficient printing process.

“With tools like PantoneLIVE, X-Rite engages with designers, brand owners and printing companies to establish colour standards digitally. These standards then flow seamlessly through prepress and production, resulting in a final product that meets the brand owner’s specifications.”

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