X-Rite Inc., a Danaher Company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was founded in 1958 and is the global leader in color trends, science and technology. X-Rite provides a complete suite of services and solutions to help brands, manufacturers and suppliers select, define and manage color from design inspiration to final product. X-Rite helps customers communicate and manage color standards for raw materials, paper-based products, ink, photography, video, metal, glass, textiles, plastics and wood. With expertise in forecasting trends, communicating color specifications, formulating and measuring color, X-Rite serves customers across the consumer product industry from packaging, apparel, footwear, electronics, cosmetics, home furnishings, paint, food and beverage, and construction.
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the language of color communication, from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer