GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-Color measurement device maker X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary, Pantone, announce the donation of color management hardware, software, and training services to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The donation is for the university’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) program, part of the Bryan School of Business and Economics.
With this donation, CARS students have access to color measurement equipment and software to better understand and improve color quality control processes. The X-Rite donation includes the Ci7800 spherical benchtop spectrophotometer and the Color iQC software. The Ci7800 is a measurement instrument designed for textile and apparel companies that help maintain color accuracy and consistency. The Ci7800 is used in conjunction with Color iQC Software to streamline the color measurement, reporting, and recording workflow to maintain a centralized, cost-efficient quality control process.
“At X-Rite, we are committed to supporting the education and training of the next generation of color and material professionals,” says Murphy Keeley, senior vice president and general manager Americas for X-Rite. “Accurate color and appearance in textiles is critical and warrants an understanding of color science, materials, dyes, and pigments. By accessing the latest technologies, CARS students will learn best practices for reducing color errors and improving production quality throughout the entire textile supply chain.”
The CARS department is part of the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro, one of the largest business schools in North Carolina, offering six undergraduate programs, five graduate programs, and three Ph.D. programs.
“Students in the CARS program will benefit tremendously by having access to this cutting-edge color measurement equipment and technology,” says Dr. Nancy Hodges, Burlington Industries professor, and CARS department head. “This donation will allow us to teach production applications through hands-on activities using real-world equipment, and ultimately to better prepare our students to succeed in the industry after graduation.”
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