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    • Lion Compatibility for X-Rite Color Solutions

      Apple has announced that the new OS 10.7 Lion will no longer support software that relies on Rosetta. This directly affects X-Rite's retired i1Match, ProfileMaker and MonacoPROFILER applications. However, the current i1Profiler and ColorMunki software does not rely on Rosetta and is fully compatible with Apple OS systems from 10.5.8, 10.6 and the new 10.7 Lion.

      While we recognize there may be some workarounds such as creating a dual-boot Mac where one volume contains Lion and another runs an older version of the Mac OS, this is not ideal for most users. Therefore, X-Rite is providing our customers with upgrade paths so they can continue using X-Rite imaging solutions if they choose to upgrade to Lion.

      The below chart provides the detailed information regarding appropriate upgrade paths based on customer's original purchased solution. Look for your solution, listed alphabetically, to determine the best Lion compatible upgrade path.

      X-Rite Solution Included Software Lion Support Software Needed for Lion Compatability Upgrade Path (paid)
      ColorChecker Passport ColorChecker Camera Calibration yes fully compatible with included ColorChecker software none required
      ColorMunki Create* ColorMunki yes fully compatible with included ColorMunki software none required
      ColorMunki Design ColorMunki yes fully compatible with included ColorMunki software none required
      ColorMunki Display ColorMunki yes fully compatible with included ColorMunki software none required
      ColorMunki Photo ColorMunki yes fully compatible with included ColorMunki software none required
      huey* huey yes fully compatible with included huey software none required
      hueyPRO huey yes fully compatible with included huey software none required
      i1Basic* i1Match no i1Profiler Free Update to i1Profiler Monitor module (limited features for i1Basic owners).  For full workflow functionality upgrade to i1Publish Upgrade B.
      i1Basic Pro i1Profiler yes fully compatible with included i1Profiler software none required
      i1Design LT* i1Match no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade B
      i1Display LT* i1Match no i1Profiler MAC monitor update module (coming in September) Free Update for registered 2011 purchases; Nominal fee if purchased prior to 2011
      i1Display 2* i1Match no i1Profiler MAC monitor update module (coming in September) Free Update for registered 2011 purchases; Nominal fee if purchased prior to 2011
      i1Display Pro i1Publish yes i1Profiler none required
      i1Photo* i1Match no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade A
      i1Photo LT* i1Match no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade B
      i1Photo Pro i1Profiler yes fully compatible with included i1Profiler software none required
      i1Photo SG* i1Match no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade A
      i1Proof* i1Match no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade A
      i1Publish i1Profiler yes fully compatible with included i1Profiler software none required
      i1Publish Pro i1Profiler yes fully compatible with included i1Profiler software none required
      i1XT* i1Match no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade A
      i1XTreme* i1Match no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade A
      Monaco Optix* Optix no New solution required ColorMunki Display or i1Display Pro
      MonacoPROFILER* MonacoPROFILER no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade A
      PANTONE Color Manager PANTONE Color Manager yes fully compatible with included PCM software none required
      ProfileMaker* ProfileMaker no i1Profiler i1Publish Upgrade A
      *retired solution by X-Rite
    • New version of X-Rite's EasyTrax now available

      A Special Announcement from X-Rite

      We are now shipping a new enhanced version of EasyTrax, the industry's most affordable, semi-automated press-side color scanning solution. This new version now features support for Windows 7, additional functionality for customers with perfecting presses to handle up to 8 colors, support of Japan Color libraries, an enhanced Wizard-style editor interface, and a series of easy-to-follow animated tutorials.

      With these new enhancements, users will be able to get up and running even faster, with everything they need at their fingertips. The unique editor interface will walk the user through every step of set-up.

      For customers with more advanced needs, EasyTrax now enables perfecting presses to support up to 8 ink units with the advanced ISO/G7 module, whether using a CMYK, Multi-Color or N-Color workflow.

      The ISO standards and G7 Process Control Module is ideal for customers who want to maximize their process control efficiency by printing to international standards. These features help process color printers work to ISO targets using specific ISO inks and paper stocks. With easy to understand measurement results graphs and reporting, the press operator can quickly see what adjustments need to be made on press to be within the targets.

      You can find out more about the new EasyTrax on X-Rite's website, or click here view our X-Rite products.

    • X-Rite and GMG Partner to Develop Automated Print Quality Control and Standardization Solutions for the Graphic Arts Industry

      X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions today announced that they are jointly developing a new line of X-Rite branded automated print quality control and standardization solutions for the graphic arts industry. The four new, wizard-driven solutions will allow print buyers and pressroom operators to follow a job from contract to delivery and ensure quality consistency and standards compliance. These solutions will support all of X-Rite’s prepress and printing instruments, and will be offered exclusively through X-Rite’s worldwide network of sales partners.

      Click here to read more.

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