L&E selects X-Rite ColorCert, PantoneLive

L&E International, a global provider of sustainable, innovative packaging solutions, has selected the X-Rite ColorCert Suite as its print quality control platform recently. The ColorCert will be used across all L&E locations in China, India, and elsewhere in Southeast Asia to monitor, control, and report packaging quality to brands and suppliers. L&E has also selected PantoneLlive, a cloud-based digital colour standard database, to communicate accurate and achievable colours for package printing as part of its digital colour workflow.

24 Mar 2021 | By Rahul Kumar

This investment moves the company toward an end-to-end digital colour workflow

L&E complies with strict brand colour standards as a certified packaging supplier for Adidas, Verizon, Amazon (APASS vendor in Asia), Target, and many other brands and retailers. This investment moves the company toward an end-to-end digital colour workflow for communicating, approving, and reporting on colour quality to improve efficiencies and visibility. The journey of continuous improvement strengthens L&E’s ongoing efforts to augment sustainability in packaging while improving overall quality.

“We were introduced to the ColorCert Suite and quickly saw its potential as a print quality control platform that could provide us increased visibility into our colour performance while also delivering real-time data to help us optimise manufacturing efficiencies and reduce waste,” said Vikas Gupta, director of creative solutions and development for Asia, L&E International. “We are excited to roll out ColorCert and PantoneLive across all our supply locations over the next few months.”

The cloud-based ColorCert Suite is a set of digital tools used to define colour requirements and collect press-run colour data to report color performance across the supply chain. L&E will measure colour values during production, compare them with the expected target, and access reports for actionable advice to improve results. With the ColorCert ScoreCard Server, L&E has one dashboard for instant job scoring and reporting print performance across suppliers and manufacturing facilities to validate and monitor packaging quality and report compliance to brands.

PantoneLive syncs directly with ColorCert to enable L&E access to digital Pantone and brand packaging colour libraries for accurate colour regardless of substrate, printing technology, or ink type. PantoneLive will enable the L&E team to reduce packaging makeready times by targeting realistic packaging colors before going on press. These digital packaging color libraries by Pantone reduce rework and press sampling associated with matching physical references on different packaging materials.

“We are excited to be working with one of the leading packaging solution providers in Asia-Pacific as they build a digital print quality program across their packaging supplier network,” said Cindy Cooperman, vice-president, brand, global strategic accounts, X-Rite. “Integrating colour management as part of digital workflows helps package printers improve delivery times while supporting sustainability efforts to reduce waste and rework.”