TESTING: Spectrophotometer Measures Print Color on Films

X-Rite's newest handheld instrument is designed for package printers and converters of flexible films.

A handheld spectrophotometer designed to help package printers, converters, and brands accurately measure print color on flexible film has been introduced by X-Rite Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.

The latest addition to the company’s eXact platform of handheld spectrophotometers, the new Xp model can be used to better understand, control, and manage colors on flexible film materials across the entire packaging supply chain.

According to the company, even the most sophisticated converters can find it challenging to measure color on flexible film substrates. For some types of films, the orientation of the measurement instruments relative to the film’s extrusion direction can impact results. X-Rite reportedly has addressed this challenge with the Xp by introducing special enhancements that help users accurately and consistently measure on a variety of film substrates, including lamination materials and base structures.

The Xp supports the measurement modes M0, M1, M2 and includes all of the same features as the other devices in the eXact family, including eXact Scan. The new device fully supports ISO color measurement standards and measurements are compatible with common measurement modes of the standard eXact on printed materials. The device is also supported with existing eXact software and applications.