X-Rite and Pantone, two companies that specialize in the creation and support of color standards for the digital and manufacturing industries, have announced the release of the ColorCert Reporting API. The new API is aimed at simplifying quality control for companies that need to ensure that consumer packaged goods are produced to acceptable color standards.
The announcement of the new API describes the benefits that result from the newly enhanced partnership between Pantone and X-Rite:
“Using the application program interface (API), brands and printers can share color data between the ColorCert Suite, any XRGA-based spectrophotometer, and third-party quality control software. This creates an open software ecosystem that allows brand managers to monitor print quality while enabling their print suppliers to maximize existing software and hardware investments.”
The ColorCert Reporting API appears to be available only to partners and limited documentation is available. More information can be found here.