Monthly Archives: January 2013

  • i1Profiler Receives Update


    X-Rite has made their next generation professional color management software even better with the new release of i1Profiler. i1Profiler is the profiling software that ships with all i1 models. Now, with the version 1.4 update that X-Rite has released, the i1Profiler software supports scanner profiling as well. This new version also features full support for all of the latest operating systems, including Mac OSX 10.8 and Windows 8. This update will be a free update for all i1Profiler users, and any future i1Pro customers will have free access to this software. The release of the new i1Profiler software will greatly expand the feature set of the previous version of this software. In the same ilk as the previous release of this software, the newest version features both basic and advanced modes of operation to help quickly and easily calibrate your monitor, projector, scanner, and printer, so you can be assured that no matter what media your work is on, your color will be right the first time, every time.

    Key Features of 1.4

    Scanner Profiling

    By simply scanning a standard color checking target, users can generate a high quality, custom ICC profile for their scanner. The software is capable of automatically detecting, cropping, and resizing the target to meet its needs.
    ColorChecker Classic

    Supported Targets:
    • ColorChecker Classic
    • ColorChecker Digital SG
    • Reflective IT 8.7/2
    • Transmissive 4x5 and 35mm IT 8.7/1

    OS Support Update

    This software has been expanded to support all of the latest popular operating systems. This support list includes the following:

    • Mac OSX 10.6.x, 10.7.x, and 10.8.x (with latest updates installed)
    • Microsoft Windows XP 32 bit, Vista 32 or 64 bit, Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, and Windows 8 32 or 64 bit (with latest service pack installed)

    In addition to the above improvements, i1Profiler 1.4 also includes additional CGATS and other minor workflow improvements, plus several maintenance fixes.

    Thanks to the release of this new version of i1Profiler, color calibration on any media has never been easier. If you're interested in taking the new version of i1Profiler for a spin, it comes with every i1 Pro device. You can purchase an i1 product from our store from here.

  • X-Rite Discontinues Old Spectrodensitometers


    X-Rite, one of the leaders in color matching hardware, has decided to make the move to drop a large selection of spectrodensitometers from their product portfolio. This move has been made in order to help promote their new product, the X-Rite eXact. The X-Rite eXact is X-Rite's newest revolutionary spectrodensitometer designed with productivity in mind. The eXact introduces a wealth of new features into X-Rite's spectrodensitometer lineup. Included in the list of discontinued spectrodensitometers are the following:

    Discontinued SpectroeXact Replacement Model
    X-Rite 518X-Rite eXact Densitometer
    X-Rite 528X-Rite eXact Standard
    X-Rite 530X-Rite eXact Standard
    X-Rite 939X-Rite eXact Advanced
    X-Rite DensiEye 700X-Rite eXact Densitometer
    X-Rite SpectroEye LTX-Rite eXact Standard
    X-Rite SpectroEyeX-Rite eXact Advanced

    If you're the proud owner of one of these devices, or you were planning on buying one, fret not, as X-Rite has already announced that they will be continuing support and service for all of the aforementioned models until 2020 (7 years after the discontinuation date). If you've been debating purchasing one of these devices, however, you may want to look into the X-Rite eXact equivalent. The eXact is the latest hardware from X-Rite, and it boasts quite a few new features including:

    eXact Features

    X-Rite eXact

    • Industry first color touch screen display that simplifies device operation
    • Range of product configurations that scale to meet business needs
    • Color pass/fail reporting against industry standards
    • Un-tethered calibration, specification, and data capturing
    • Embedded Pantone libraries for access to industry-leading color reference standards.
    • Expanded on device storage allows for job presets and color libraries to be saved
    • BestMatch offers a fast way to accurately measure ink colors throughout the press run

    The eXact comes in three different flavors: the densitometer, the standard, and the advanced. If you want to figure out which model is the best fit for you, visit our product listing to see the features of each. With the discontinuation of these spectrodensitometers, there's no better time than now to upgrade to the latest, greatest technology from X-Rite.

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