World Association of News Publishers

X- Rite’s Prepress and Pressroom Solutions Now Shipping With New Graphic Arts Standard (XRGA)

Language switcher

X- Rite’s Prepress and Pressroom Solutions Now Shipping With New Graphic Arts Standard (XRGA)

Article ID:


New Standard Improves Inter-model Agreement Between Instruments

Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 2 2011 X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today announced that most of its pre-press and pressroom instruments and software are now manufactured to the new XRGA standard.  Joining the list of XRGA native solutions (PANTONE PLUS SERIES digital library, ColorMunki Design, ColorMunki Photo and EasyTrax), all new orders of the following products will now ship from the factory as XRGA compliant: the 500 Series, 939, SpectroEye, IntelliTrax, X-RiteColor Master v8.3, InkFormulation 6, ColorQuality 6, Color iMatch / Color iQC v7.1, and ColorPort v2.0.1. Existing customers can have their instruments updated for free when then send them in for annual recertification.  Software updates and data transforms are available online from  Any new products developed and released by X-Rite for the graphic arts industry in the future will be XRGA native.

XRGA is a new metrology standard for the Graphic Arts industry. Designed to take advantage of advances in color science and new international ISO standards, XGRA provides a way to reduce measurement discrepancies between legacy instruments previously developed by X-Rite and GretagMacbeth. The XRGA standard improves inter-model agreement so that users can enjoy high-quality data exchange between sites that use different instrumentation, regardless of their legacy affiliation. Additional information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at:

About X-Rite

(NASDAQ: XRIT) X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes design industry color leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical.  For further information, please visit



Michael Spinner-Just's picture

Michael Spinner-Just


2011-02-02 16:23

Press releases fresh from the industry as they reach us. Read more ...

WAN-IFRA offers the supplier companies a plethora of platforms to present their valuable products and services to our top-level publishing community, with top-quality exhibitions, events, webinars and workshops, publications, newsletters and more. Read more ...