[NPL] HexVector: Support for Adobe Illustrator
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] HexVector: Support for Adobe Illustrator

CONTACT:
Ellen Pinto
Pantone, Inc.
201/935-5500
ellen_pinto@pantone.com

Pantone Releases HexVector;
Provides Hexachrome Support for Adobe Illustrator

Allows Illustrator Users to Design in Hexachrome and Create Six-Color
Separations Within Workflow

Carlstadt, NJ, June 7, 1999 Pantone, Inc. today announced the
availability of PANTONE HexVector, the first cross-platform
Hexachrome plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. HexVector allows graphic
designers, packaging designers, prepress and service bureaus to take
advantage of the expanded color gamut of Hexachrome with the ability
to design in Hexachrome and create six-color separations from within
Illustrator. Hexachrome is an ultra high fidelity process printing
technology that renders almost twice the number of colors than is
possible with traditional four color process printing. The new
plug-in enables designers to seamlessly integrate Hexachrome
capabilities into an Illustrator-based design workflow, allowing
image separations to be output at the touch of a button from
Illustrator or saved as EPS files for placement into page layout
programs such as QuarkXPress. Users can apply Hexachrome colors to
new artwork or convert existing artwork to Hexachrome.

"HexVector expands the capabilities of Illustrator by allowing users
to design and output using the industry-standard high fidelity color
system, PANTONE Hexachrome," said Richard Herbert, senior vice
president of Pantone. "Hexachrome eliminates the need to specify
multiple separately printed PANTONE Colors, providing packaging and
consumer product designers with significant cost savings without
having to compromise on quality or impact. The expansive Hexachrome
color reproduction capability also allows printers and their clients
to realize significant savings by ganging up and simultaneously
running a collection of similar or different images requiring a
variety of color choices. The resultant savings in reducing plates
and makeready can be significant."

"Packaging is the most likely and explosive market segment to embrace
Hexachrome for perfect product presentation in highly competitive
retail outlets," said Ernest Miller, Sr., president of PressReady
Imaging, a prepress corporation located in Portland, Oregon, who has
been providing Hexachrome separations (prepress services) for
national brand packaging corporations. "Hexachrome is a
cost-effective solution for reproducing real-life color and matching
corporate logo colors, all within the capacity of a six-color press."

According to Rick Zaleski, prepress systems analyst for Sells
Printing Company LLC in New Berlin, Wisconsin, "HexVector from
Pantone gives those of us in the prepress business the last tool we
needed to bring Hexachrome printing to a mainstream manufacturing
process. It works great. With HexVector, it is simple to convert
existing Adobe Illustrator files into Hexachrome files." Hexachrome -
An Ultra High Quality Printing Process PANTONE Hexachrome is an ultra
high quality printing process developed by Pantone, Inc. to provide
dramatically improved color range and accuracy over four-color
process printing with one pass on a six-color press. With Hexachrome,
it is possible to accurately reproduce the vibrant as well as subtle
colors which can be viewed on computer monitors but which previously
could not be duplicated in print. In addition to reproducing more
brilliant continuous-tone images, Hexachrome is capable of accurately
reproducing over 90% of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors, almost
twice the number that can be achieved using conventional four-color
process printing.

Overcoming the Limitations of CMYK
Illustrator is the preferred application among graphic designers,
packaging designers and flexographic printers. PANTONE HexVector will
enable these users to overcome the limitations of traditional
four-color output and take advantage of the expanded color gamut of
Hexachrome in their designs by allowing them to:

o Design Original Artwork in Hexachrome
HexVector allows users to design original artwork using Hexachrome
colors with the three Hexachrome Libraries provided: more that 2,000
PANTONE Hexachrome colors on coated stock, over 2,000 colors on
uncoated stock and 938 PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors from the
PANTONE Solid in Hexachrome library, consisting of PANTONE Colors
that have been optimized for Hexachrome printing to reduce the
dependency on spot color usage. Users can also create their own
Hexachrome colors either by entering numeric values or adjusting the
slider bars in the "Hexachrome Mixer." o Convert Existing Artwork to
Hexachrome Existing artwork can easily be re-purposed for Hexachrome.
One click of the "Convert All" button automatically converts existing
files into Hexachrome files.

o Create Six-Color Separations
Designers can output six-channel Hexachrome separations directly from
within the application, avoiding the time-consuming hassle of
converting files in other applications. Files are saved as EPS files
for maximum flexibility. Artwork can be output to film or plate
directly from within Illustrator or exported into a document created
in another page layout application such as Adobe PageMaker or
QuarkXPress for output.

Pricing, Availability and System Requirements PANTONE HexVector is
available immediately for a special introductory price of $99.00 (SRP
$129.00) from Pantones Web site at
www.pantone.com/catalog/hexvector_ss.htm. A trial download is
available free of charge. The plug-in is designed for Adobe
Illustrator 8.0 and is compatible with Macintosh and Windows 98.

Pantone, Inc., the leading global source of products for the
selection, control and accurate communication of color, is the
developer of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, the PANTONE Process Color
System and the PANTONE Hexachrome six-color ultra high quality
process system. They provide three distinct global languages for
color specification and reproduction. PANTONE Color Systems have been
widely accepted and utilized by designers and printers since 1963 and
are currently in use in almost 100 countries throughout the world.
Pantone, Inc. is an ISO 9002 registered company. Visit our Web site
at www.pantone.com.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

GraphicConverter 10.4 - $39.95
GraphicConverter is an all-purpose image-editing program that can import 200 different graphic-based formats, edit the image, and export it to any of 80 available file formats. The high-end editing... Read more
OpenEmu 2.0.5 - Open Source game-emulati...
OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time... For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac.... Read more
beaTunes 4.6.13 - Organize your music co...
beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections. How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM?... Read more
Vienna 3.1.9 :e81515b: - RSS and Atom ne...
Vienna is a freeware and Open-Source RSS/Atom newsreader with article storage and management via a SQLite database, written in Objective-C and Cocoa, for the OS X operating system. It provides... Read more
Safari Technology Preview 10.2 - The new...
Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of... Read more
Cocktail 10.3.1 - General maintenance an...
Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get... Read more
1Password 6.6.4 - Powerful password mana...
1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web... Read more
Together 3.8 - Store and organize all of...
Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface. Features Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop... Read more
iExplorer 4.0.12.0 - View and transfer f...
iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or... Read more
1Password 6.6.4 - Powerful password mana...
1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web... Read more

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is now availa...
| Read more »
Ticket to Earth beginner's guide: H...
Robot Circus launched Ticket to Earth as part of the App Store's indie games event last week. If you're not quite digging the space operatics Mass Effect: Andromeda is serving up, you'll be pleased to know that there's a surprising alternative on... | Read more »
Leap to victory in Nexx Studios new plat...
You’re always a hop, skip, and a jump away from a fiery death in Temple Jump, a new platformer-cum-endless runner from Nexx Studio. It’s out now on both iOS and Android if you’re an adventurer seeking treasure in a crumbling, pixel-laden temple. | Read more »
Failbetter Games details changes coming...
Sunless Sea, Failbetter Games' dark and gloomy sea explorer, sets sail for the iPad tomorrow. Ahead of the game's launch, Failbetter took to Twitter to discuss what will be different in the mobile version of the game. Many of the changes make... | Read more »
Splish, splash! The Pokémon GO Water Fes...
Niantic is back with a new festival for dedicated Pokémon GO collectors. The Water Festival officially kicks off today at 1 P.M. PDT and runs through March 29. Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their assorted evolved forms will be appearing at... | Read more »
Death Road to Canada (Games)
Death Road to Canada 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $7.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Get it now at the low launch price! Price will go up a dollar every major update. Update news at the bottom of this... | Read more »
Bean's Quest Beginner's Guide:...
Bean's Quest is a new take on both the classic platformer and the endless runner, and it's free on the App Store for the time being. Instead of running constantly, you can't stop jumping. That adds a surprising new level of challenge to the game... | Read more »
How to rake in the cash in Bit City
Our last Bit City guide covered the basics. Now it's time to get into some of the more advanced techniques. In the later cities, cash flow becomes much more difficult, so you'll want to develop some strategies if you want to complete each level.... | Read more »
PixelTerra (Games)
PixelTerra 1.1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.1.1 (iTunes) Description: The world of PixelTerra is quite dangerous so you need to build a shelter, find some food supply and get ready to protect... | Read more »
Tokaido™ (Games)
Tokaido™ 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Discover the digital adaptation of Tokaido, the boardgame phenomenon that has already sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide, and... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Apple’s iPhone 6s Tops Best-Selling Smartphon...
In terms of shipments, the iPhone 6s from Apple bested all competitors for sales in 2016, according to new analysis from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.... Read more
Logitech Rugged Combo Protective iPad Case an...
Logitech has announced its Logitech Rugged Combo, Logitech Rugged Case, and Logitech Add-on Keyboard for Rugged Case for Apple’s new, more affordable $329 9.7-inch iPad, a complete solution designed... Read more
T-Mobile To Offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus...
T-Mobile has announced it will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition in a vibrant red aluminum finish. The introduction of this special edition iPhone celebrates Apple’s 10... Read more
9-inch 128GB iPad Pros on sale for $50-$70 of...
B&H Photo has 9.7″ 128GB Apple WiFi iPad Pros on sale for up to $70 off MSRP, each including free shipping. B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 9″ Space Gray 128GB WiFi iPad Pro: $649 $50... Read more
27-inch iMacs on sale for up to $200 off MSRP...
B&H Photo has 27″ Apple iMacs on sale for up to $200 off MSRP, each including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 27″ 3.3GHz iMac 5K: $2099 $200 off MSRP - 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB Fusion iMac 5K: $... Read more
Save up to $600 with Apple refurbished Mac Pr...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Mac Pros available for up to $600 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each Mac Pro, and shipping is free. The following... Read more
Save $230 with Apple Certified Refurbished 13...
Apple is now offering Certified Refurbished 2016 13″ 2.0GHz non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros for $230 off original MSRP. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 13″... Read more
Apple price trackers, updated continuously
Scan our Apple Price Trackers for the latest information on sales, bundles, and availability on systems from Apple’s authorized internet/catalog resellers. We update the trackers continuously: - 15″... Read more
13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pros on sale for up...
B&H Photo has the Apple 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for up to $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 2.9GHz/512GB Touch Bar... Read more
Today only! 15-inch 2.7GHz Space Gray Touch B...
B&H Photo has the new 2016 15″ 2.7GHz Space Gray Apple Touch Bar MacBook Pro in stock today and on sale for $300 off MSRP for today only. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Director, *Apple* Program - ERP & Cloud...
Leading Pharmaceutical / Biotech Company is announcing a Director, Apple Program - ERP & Cloud Platform Architecture Lead opportunity in Northbrook, IL. Purpose & Read more
Fulltime aan de slag als shopmanager in een h...
Ben jij helemaal gek van Apple -producten en vind je het helemaal super om fulltime shopmanager te zijn in een jonge en hippe elektronicazaak? Wil jij werken in Read more
Starte Dein Karriere-Abenteuer in den Hauptst...
…mehrsprachigen Teams betreust Du Kunden von bekannten globale Marken wie Apple , Mercedes, Facebook, Expedia, und vielen anderen! Funktion Du wolltest schon Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.