The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
X-Rite Buys Pantone

X-Rite Buys Pantone

by , 12:05 PM EDT, August 24th, 2007

X-Rite announced on Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Pantone for US$180 million. X-Rite is known for its color measurement and matching products, and Pantone is recognized as a world leader in color design and is also the creator of the industry standard Pantone Matching System, or PMS.


X-Rite and Pantone Join Forces

Pantone's PMS products have become the standard in many printing and publishing companies for color matching and selection. The company has also branched out to offer color standard products to other industries including Web design and textiles.

Tom Vacchiano, X-Rite CEO commented "This iconic brand is the perfect complement to X-Rite's business bringing Pantone's expertise and market position in color communication and standards to our color solutions product offerings."

Pantone and X-Rite have been collaborating for the past two years, and have released joint products including the huey and hueyPRO monitor calibration devices.

The two companies plan to close the deal in fall 2007.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated August 9th

Fri, 7:00 PM
3.3 Foot Supercord 3-in-1 Charging Cable: $19.99
Fri, 6:07 PM
Exciting Possibilities for the Trackpad on ARM-based MacBook Pros
Fri, 5:11 PM
Trump’s China App Ban Will Affect Apple Due to WeChat
Fri, 2:25 PM
Government Contractor ‘Anomaly Six’ Used SDK to Track Phones
Fri, 1:58 PM
Users Cannot Remove Storage From Logic Board in New 27-inch iMac
Fri, 1:41 PM
Security Friday - Intel, LastPass, Clario – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-07
Fri, 1:34 PM
‘Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows’ Arrives on Apple Arcade
Fri, 1:22 PM
iPhone 12 Camera Lenses Encounter Quality Control Problems
Fri, 1:07 PM
New Executive Orders Target WeChat and TikTok
Fri, 12:12 PM
Apple to Donate to Beirut Relief Efforts
Fri, 11:32 AM
Apple and T-Mobile Give 1 Million iPads to California Students
Fri, 11:10 AM
Facebook Gaming App Launches on iOS... With no Games
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Daily Observations
  • TMO on Twitter!