18/03/13: Matchmycolor to show new Color Plugin for design software at the Masterbatch Asia Conference 18/03/2013

Basel, Switzerland – March 18, 2013

Matchmycolor Color Plugin for Adobe Illustrator enables brand owners and designers to select real colors for the production of globally consistent designs for plastic packaging

Matchmycolor, the creator of state-of-the art global color matching and communication software solutions, is demonstrating its new Color Plugin system for Adobe Illustrator design software at the Konica Minolta exhibition stand throughout the Masterbatch Asia 2013 Conference, Singapore, March 18-20. Matchmycolor Color Plugin, which has been developed for use together with GMG OpenColor, extends the scope of Colibri® color management software to cover the product design stage in both the plastics and printing industries. Suitable not only for creative but also for prepress designers, it enables them to access and choose real colors for their plastic packaging designs, facilitating color management and production and enhancing global consistency. Designers can work off-line, but need to connect to the Colibri® central database to ascertain color data approval status.

Colibri® color management software has been developed for brand owners, designers, prepress departments, converters and material suppliers. Suitable for cloud and on-premise hosting, it enables designs, images and artworks to be uploaded, saved in different formats and marked up for color monitoring. Colibri® determines color feasibility using selected industry colorant sets and monitors color with its in-built quality control system. It defines and manages brands, color standards (master and dependent), catalogues and substrates, including historization.

Matchmycolor Colibri® and GMG OpenColor allow accurate management and communication of real color along the entire color supply chain – from design and specification of color, through production and print proofing, to certification and supply of colored plastics and printed packaging.

About matchmycolor
Developed for the graphic arts, paints, plastics, fibers and ceramic industries, matchmycolor software has been built up over 50 years, backed by the combined experience of scientists, mathematicians, industry experts, colorimetry specialists and highly skilled software engineers. These key partners help to ensure that matchmycolor processes and workflows fit industry requirements. To further enhance precision and efficiency in global color management, matchmycolor partnerships with market leaders now connect all participants in the color supply chain, including brand owners, designers, printers and converters.

Matchmycolor state-of-the-art software is a one-platform solution for cloud and enterprise environments as well as single-client installations. With its advanced multi-flux color calculation models, it can easily be connected to a wide range of measurement devices, dosing equipment, third-party software and mobile applications. It is designed to ensure consistently accurate and efficient color matching and communication no matter what the application.

Matchmycolor was founded in 2009 following a management buyout of the Colibri® color management business from Ciba Specialty Chemicals, now part of BASF. It brings together a unique offering of IT services and color know-how, resulting in new, advanced software solutions for a wide range of industries.

Judy van de Langkruis
matchmycolor LLC
+41 61 524 00 24