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X-Rite and Viki Solutions Announce Partnership

Viki Solutions to bundle X-Rite's i1 color management solutions and light booths with the Vproof online proofing and approval workflow solutions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and Victoria, Canada, December 6, 2011 –– X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and Viki Solutions, developer of online proofing, approval workflow and custom enterprise solutions, today announced that Viki has chosen X-Rite as a premier partner to add value to their software proofing systems.  As part of this agreement, Viki now offers bundled solutions that combine X-Rite's latest i1 color management solutions and light booths with their Vproof API and Vproof Workflow products.

Through this agreement, print and marketing service providers, as well as digital asset, business process and brand management system providers can implement end-to-end calibrated soft proofing workflows with absolute confidence that what they see on their screens is what they get on their final output.

"Managing and visualizing the correct color is a mission critical element of the soft proofing process.  By choosing our color management solutions and light booths to add value to their solutions, Viki has made the best possible choice for their customers," commented Thomas Kunz, X-Rite Market Manager, Imaging.

"The combination of Vproof online proofing with X-Rite's calibration, profiling and color evaluation systems provides our customers with the perfect balance of flexibility, accuracy, speed, options and controls to fit their individual proofing and workflow needs," added Luke Niedjalski, Viki's Director of Solutions.  "We have been very impressed with the quality of the i1Display Pro and the ease of use and flexibility of the i1Profiler and i1Publish software."

When purchasing a license for Vproof API, an online proofing component for integration with third-party systems, and Vproof Workflow, a highly customizable approval task workflow product, Viki's customers can integrate X-Rite's i1Display Pro for monitor and projector calibration, i1Publish Pro for managing color of cameras, monitors, projectors and printers, as well as the SpectraLight III and Judge II light booths.

About X-Rite
(NASDAQ: XRIT) X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes design industry color leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com or www.XritePhoto.com.

About Viki Solutions
Viki Solutions develops online proofing, approval workflow and custom enterprise solutions for the graphic communications industry.  Viki created the Vsuite modular platform with components for customer portals, job building, color accurate proofing, approval task workflows, web-to-print, variable data, file transfer and automated production.  Vsuite APIs are integrated with creative design, publishing, packaging and prepress workflows, as well as digital asset, business process and brand management systems.  Viki Solutions is a privately held corporation, based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  For more information about Viki, please visit www.vikisolutions.com.


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Contact
Luke Niedjalski
luke@vikisolutions.com
+1 250-590-8454