[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.

 
AAPL
$99.28
Apple Inc.
+1.61
MSFT
$43.87
Microsoft Corpora
+0.24
GOOG
$516.51
Google Inc.
+5.34

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

TechTool Pro 7.0.5 - Hard drive and syst...
TechTool Pro is now 7, and this is the most advanced version of the acclaimed Macintosh troubleshooting utility created in its 20-year history. Micromat has redeveloped TechTool Pro 7 to be fully 64... Read more
Yasu 2.9.1 - System maintenance app; per...
Yasu was originally created with System Administrators who service large groups of workstations in mind, Yasu (Yet Another System Utility) was made to do a specific group of maintenance tasks... Read more
Hazel 3.3 - Create rules for organizing...
Hazel is your personal housekeeper, organizing and cleaning folders based on rules you define. Hazel can also manage your trash and uninstall your applications. Organize your files using a... Read more
Autopano Giga 3.7 - Stitch multiple imag...
Autopano Giga allows you to stitch 2, 20, or 2,000 images. Version 3.0 integrates impressive new features that will definitely make you adopt Autopano Pro or Autopano Giga: Choose between 9... Read more
MenuMeters 1.8 - CPU, memory, disk, and...
MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X. Although there are numerous other programs which do the same thing, none had quite the feature set I was looking... Read more
Coda 2.5 - One-window Web development su...
Coda is a powerful Web editor that puts everything in one place. An editor. Terminal. CSS. Files. With Coda 2, we went beyond expectations. With loads of new, much-requested features, a few... Read more
Arq 4.6.1 - Online backup to Google Driv...
Arq is super-easy online backup for the Mac. Back up to your own Google Drive storage (15GB free storage), your own Amazon Glacier ($.01/GB per month storage) or S3, or any SFTP server. Arq backs up... Read more
Airfoil 4.8.10 - Send audio from any app...
Airfoil allows you to send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio - everywhere. With Airfoil you can take audio from any... Read more
Apple iMovie 10.0.6 - Edit personal vide...
With an all-new design, Apple iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-... Read more
Tunnelblick 3.4.1 - GUI for OpenVPN. (Fr...
Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

GAMEVIL Announces the Upcoming Launch of...
GAMEVIL Announces the Upcoming Launch of Mark of the Dragon Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 20th, 2014 [ permalink ] Mark of the Dragon, by GAMEVIL, put | Read more »
Find Free Food on Campus with Ypay
Find Free Food on Campus with Ypay Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 20th, 2014 [ permalink ] iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad | Read more »
Strung Along Review
Strung Along Review By Jordan Minor on October 20th, 2014 Our Rating: :: GOT NO STRINGSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad A cool gimmick and a great art style keep Strung Along from completely falling apart.   | Read more »
P2P file transferring app Send Anywhere...
File sharing services like Dropbox have security issues. Email attachments can be problematic when it comes to sharing large files. USB dongles don’t fit into your phone. Send Anywhere, a peer-to-peer file transferring application, solves all of... | Read more »
Zero Age Review
Zero Age Review By Jordan Minor on October 20th, 2014 Our Rating: :: MORE THAN ZEROiPad Only App - Designed for the iPad With its mind-bending puzzles and spellbinding visuals, Zero Age has it all.   | Read more »
Hay Ewe Review
Hay Ewe Review By Campbell Bird on October 20th, 2014 Our Rating: :: SAVE YOUR SHEEPLEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Pave the way for your flock in this line drawing puzzle game from the creators of Worms.   | Read more »
My Very Hungry Caterpillar (Education)
My Very Hungry Caterpillar 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Care for your very own Very Hungry Caterpillar! My Very Hungry Caterpillar will captivate you as he crawls... | Read more »
Dungeon Dick (Games)
Dungeon Dick 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Dungeon Dick is a fantasy adventure where you must discover the wicked plot to destroy the lands . 'Fling' at your foes and land... | Read more »
Here’s How the Apple Watch Could Transfo...
With the Apple Watch’s generic release date of, “early 2015” hovering on the horizon, it’s only a matter of time before gamers begin to ask “What’s in it for us?” The obvious choice would be to place entire games directly on the face of the watch,... | Read more »
Republique Episode 3: Ones & Zeroes...
Republique Episode 3: Ones & Zeroes is Available Now Posted by Rob Rich on October 17th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

2013 15-inch 2.0GHz Retina MacBook Pro availa...
B&H Photo has leftover previous-generation 15″ 2.0GHz Retina MacBook Pros now available for $1599 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $400 off original MSRP. B&H... Read more
Updated iPad Prices
We’ve updated our iPad Air Price Tracker and our iPad mini Price Tracker with the latest information on prices and availability from Apple and other resellers, including the new iPad Air 2 and the... Read more
Apple Pay Available to Millions of Visa Cardh...
Visa Inc. brings secure, convenient payments to iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3as well as iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Starting October 20th, eligible Visa cardholders in the U.S. will be able to use Apple Pay,... Read more
Textkraft Pocket – the missing TextEdit for i...
infovole GmbH has announced the release and immediate availability of Textkraft Pocket 1.0, a professional text editor and note taking app for Apple’s iPhone. In March 2014 rumors were all about... Read more
C Spire to offer iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3,...
C Spire on Friday announced that it will offer iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both with Wi-Fi + Cellular, on its 4G+ LTE network in the coming weeks. C Spire will offer the new iPads with a range of... Read more
Belkin Announces Full Line of Keyboards and C...
Belkin International has unveiled a new lineup of keyboard cases and accessories for Apple’s newest iPads, featuring three QODE keyboards and a collection of thin, lightweight folios for both the... Read more
Verizon offers new iPad Air 2 preorders for $...
Verizon Wireless is accepting preorders for the new iPad Air 2, cellular models, for $100 off MSRP with a 2-year service agreement: - 16GB iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular: $529.99 - 64GB iPad Air 2 WiFi... Read more
Price drops on refurbished Mac minis, now ava...
The Apple Store has dropped prices on Apple Certified Refurbished previous-generation Mac minis, with models now available starting at $419. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and... Read more
Apple refurbished 2014 MacBook Airs available...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2014 MacBook Airs available for up to $180 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free.... Read more
Refurbished 2013 MacBook Pros available for u...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pros available starting at $929. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros (4GB RAM/... Read more

Jobs Board

Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
…customers purchase our products, you're the one who helps them get more out of their new Apple technology. Your day in the Apple Store is filled with a range of Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
**Job Summary** At the Apple Store, you connect business professionals and entrepreneurs with the tools they need in order to put Apple solutions to work in their Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
**Job Summary** The Apple Store is a retail environment like no other - uniquely focused on delivering amazing customer experiences. As an Expert, you introduce people Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
**Job Summary** As businesses discover the power of Apple computers and mobile devices, it's your job - as a Solutions Engineer - to show them how to introduce these Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
…Summary** As a Specialist, you help create the energy and excitement around Apple products, providing the right solutions and getting products into customers' hands. You Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.