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X-Rite introduces next-generation color profiling

May 18, 2010 12:00 AM

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X-Rite, Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI) announces i1Profiler, the company’s next-generation color profiling software, and Pantone Link, a new color swatch bridging software. Both new solutions are integral components of X-Rite’s next-generation color profiling solutions.

i1Profiler and PANTONE Link offer unprecedented color quality for up to 8 color printing workflows, iterative profiling, ease of use for both advanced and novice users, peer-level workflow exchange, QA validation and verification against ISO, simplified color space selection, and spot color accuracy.

At the core of i1Profiler is X-Rite’s i1Prism engine, which enables users to build highly accurate printer profiles for up to 8-color printing workflows (RGB, CMYK and CMYK plus any other 4 colors). This reliable iterative technology - first introduced in X-Rite’s ColorMunki portfolio and now already adopted by numerous X-Rite OEM partners - allows for further profile optimization based on any combination of images, spot colors or captured colors. Users can select from any of the included Pantone color libraries. This, in turn, results in the best possible image quality and color accuracy.

i1Prolifer includes the Pantone Link software – a brand new color picker solution that incorporates the best features from previous color pickers (including i1Share and ProfileMaker solutions). The tight integration of i1Profiler with the Pantone Link color swatch bridging software gives prepress and design professionals integrated access to all the Pantone color libraries for precise spot color matching and reproduction.

For print separation, i1Profiler offers intuitive, advanced controls for black generation and separation settings, providing the highest degree of control and flexibility and color quality for custom CMYK (or CMYK+) profiles.

i1Profiler is designed to optimize ICC profiles for different viewing conditions including daylight, tungsten, fluorescent lighting, and specific captured ambient light.

In addition, users are no longer restricted by a limited set of paper sizes. i1Profiler provides users the flexibility to create their own printer test target, choosing from a broad range of paper sizes ranging from smaller photographic papers to large charts for large format printers or presses.

i1Profiler also includes X-Rite’s groundbreaking Optical Brightener Correction technology (OBC), that when connected to an i1iSis, can effectively and precisely compensate for color shifts in ICC output profiles typically caused by optical brightening agents (OBAs) in papers and other printing substrates. This results in prints with an improved visual match and reduces undesirable colorcasts caused by the brightening agents. Moreover, once users have set their OBC parameters, they can easily re-apply them to other profiles.

i1Profiler is scheduled for release in Q4 2010. Anyone purchasing an i1XTreme, MonacoPROFILER or ProfileMaker solution between April 1, 2010 and the shipment date of the new i1Profiler and Pantone Link software will receive a free software upgrade. See