First-of-its-Kind Program Confirms Accuracy, Precision and Consistency of Color

Lawrenceville, NJ – March 31, 2011 –   Datacolor® (newserver.datacolor.eu), a global leader in color management solutions, today announced that it has partnered with natific AG, recognized globally for their multi-disciplinary approach to manufacturing and product sourcing, to deliver the Datacolor Certified® Program, a color assessment program designed to save apparel retailers significant time and cost. Working with Datacolor, global brands and retailers, natific engineer’s will begin executing the program globally effective April 1, 2011.

The Datacolor Certified® Program provides participating retailers with a supplier’s digital and visual color assessment capabilities based on an annual on-site assessment. The program includes a review of the suppliers, associated hardware, software, operators and color evaluation environment. For companies desiring monitoring of supplier equipment accuracy, the program offers remote diagnostics, and frequent reporting, improving visibility of system performance and color compliance throughout the year.

“Utilizing the Datacolor Certified® Program executed by natific, retailers will benefit from reduced time and costs with effective color compliance throughout the supply chain. The standardized but flexible program manages all color requirements and specifications, and is easy to administer. Requiring no pre-existing accreditations programs, the Datacolor Certified® Program offers quick, accurate communication with the world’s leading retailers. For more information, visit www.coloraccreditation.com.

“Our partnership with Datacolor allows us to expand our services to the market in the field of supplier accreditations,” said Magnus Kanholt, CEO, natific. “Coupled with the natific Color Accreditation Program, our execution of the Datacolor Certified® Program makes natific a market leader in supplier compliance and capability assessment.”

“Datacolor’s certifiable methods of maintaining color control throughout the entire supply chain ensures that vendors meet original color specifications without fail,” said Brian Levey, Vice President, Industrial Business Unit, Datacolor. “Designed to streamline the coloration process, the Datacolor Certified® Program significantly reduces time-to-market cycles, offering participating retailers both cost and time-saving benefits.”

About Datacolor
Datacolor is a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers, creative professionals and consumers have been choosing Datacolor’s innovative technology and solutions to consistently achieve the right color for nearly 40 years. A Swiss held company, Datacolor’s global presence encompasses a sales, service and support network serving customers in more than 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, along with 13 worldwide operation and production facilities. Industries served include apparel and textile, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography, home theater and others. For more information about Datacolor and its products or services, visit newserver.datacolor.eu.

Contact:
Julie Sellew
Senior Account Executive
Matter Communications on behalf of Datacolor
(401) 654-4976
datacolor@matternow.com