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X-Rite takes the wraps off expanded product portfolio

Thursday, 28 September 2006
By Print 21 Online Article

The Photokina photo and imaging exhibition in Germany this week will be the first time the new X-Rite lineup will be shown to the public, integrating a number of new offerings and technologies from GretagMacbeth and showcasing the new face of the company since the merger.

Iris Mangelschots, vice president of imaging and media at X-Rite, says the merger between the two companies has opened up the possibilities of taking colour management in exciting new directions. “By integrating the portfolios of the two companies… we believe we can ultimately improve accurate colour communication between creatives working in a collaborative environment – an issue that we believe is the next horizon in colour management for photographers and designers alike who want to ensure that specific colours within their photos and designs remain true throughout the production process,” says Mangelschots.

“In addition, by establishing technology platforms that can serve as the building blocks for the future, we can accelerate innovation and increase the value we deliver to our customers.”

The newly integrated solutions and technologies shown by X-Rite at the exhibition include:

  • Huey: Cost effective monitor colour correction tool for digital photo enthusiasts that automatically adjusts monitor colour and continually adapts to changes in lighting.
  • Eye-One Display LT: Professional colour monitor calibration for cost-conscious creative professionals and digital imaging enthusiasts.
  • Eye-One Display 2: Advanced monitor profiling for professionals who want maximum functionality and control over the monitor colour quality. Workgroup Match ensures accurate matches from monitor to monitor, while Ambient Match provides accurate match to viewing booths.
  • Eye-One Pro Spectrophotometer: Colour management solutions for creative professionals who depend on accurate colour through their workflow. Available in a variety of configurations, Eye-One solutions can create and edit colour profiles for all colour devices including scanners, monitors, digital cameras, digital projectors and printers.
  • Eye-One iO: Fast, versatile, automated scanning table that can be added to any Eye-One Pro device for accurate test chart reading on various substrates up to 10 mm.
  • Eye-One iSis: Automated chart reader with Eye-One spectral technology, capable of measuring reflective test charts with a minimum of effort and training. Tailored for high production markets like prepress, photo processing and high-speed digital printing.
  • DTP70 / 41: Dedicated automated chart reader with maximum speed, suitable for prepress and fine art printing, as well as operators in high speed digital printing and photo processing environments
  • ColorChecker Charts: colour reference charts designed to address the requirements of digital photographers for calibrating, profiling and evaluating colour reproduction in both studio and on-location environments.
  • Advanced Profiling Software: Designed for colour critical professionals, X-Rite’s high-end colour management software, Monaco Profiler and ProfileMaker5 ensures accurate and consistent colour for all the devices used in a typical studio photography workflow – including monitors, digital studio cameras and all types of printers – including RGB, CMYK, HexaChrome and N-Color printers.

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