FUJIFILM, X-Rite Partner to Take Taskero Universe Press-side
VALHALLA, N.Y. & GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–FUJIFILM Corporation and X-Rite Incorporated have come together to bring the power of Taskero Universe – a suite of performance analysis tools – from the pre-press area and into the pressroom. By combining the power of X-Rite’s IntelliTrax – the industry’s fastest, automated color measurement system for press-side color control – with Taskero Universe’s enterprise capabilities, FUJIFILM and X-Rite will deliver a much needed solution for the printing market that enables users to monitor hardware performance from pre-press through to the pressroom, while getting real-time color measurement feedback and allowing adjustments to be made on press. “X-Rite devices have a reputation for precision and ease of use, and many printers in the industry have approached Fujifilm to make this newest development a reality,” said Don Schroeder, FUJIFILM’s director of solutions development. “We’ve worked closely with X-Rite in developing Taskero Universe from the start and in collecting information that is of value for our customers; it’s natural that we work with X-Rite again as we expand Taskero Universe from the prepress arena into the pressroom.” The integration of Taskero Universe with X-Rite’s IntelliTrax automated color measurement system is currently underway and is expected to be available to customers in beta by late summer. Once the technology integration is complete, the ultra-fast IntelliTrax system will automatically be able to scan the color bar of a typical press sheet in seconds and immediately send the data to the Taskero Universe web site for verification and analysis. “We are very pleased to have yet again joined forces with FUJIFILM as technology development partners to provide what will be seen as the new industry benchmark in press control and color measurement integration,” comments Laura Pursley, X-Rite’s senior product manager for Pressroom Solutions. Taskero Universe will be demonstrated live at drupa 2008 at the FUJIFILM booth (Hall 8B, Stand A25), or visit the X-Rite booth (Hall 5, Stand D02) for an in depth demonstration of IntelliTrax. For more information, please visit FUJIFILM and X-Rite at drupa 2008 or on the web at www.fujifilmgs.com or www.xrite.com. About FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. As the nation’s largest distributor of equipment, consumables and technical services for the graphic communications industry, FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. has assembled best-in-class solutions – including products and technical support – to deliver exactly what our customers need to stay in control and ahead of their competition. We deliver solutions for workflow, process control, remote monitoring, color standardization, pressroom products, CTP, proofing, digital printing, wide format and more. Only Fujifilm can bring an integrated approach to your technology, hardware and software. Only Fujifilm can put you in control. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmgs.com. About FUJIFILM FUJIFILM Corporation brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of imaging industries including medical, life sciences, consumer electronic, chemical, graphic arts, information systems, photography and office products based on its vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. It was ranked number 15 for U.S. patents granted in 2006, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2007, had global revenues of $23.6 billion. Fujifilm ADRs (American Depository Receipts) are traded in the U.S. on the NASDAQ exchange (NASDAQ:FUJI – News). For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com. About X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRIT – News) X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes design industry color leader Pantone, 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 www.xrite.com.