X-Rite Announces New i1Pro 2 Professional Color Management Solutions for Photo …

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Apr 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

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, the world leader in color management,
measurement and communication technologies, announces its new portfolio
of i1 Professional Color Management Solutions which now include a
redesigned i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer.

The new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer provides a higher level of accuracy,
versatility, ergonomics, functionality and value. This new portfolio
comprised of X-Rite’s i1Basic Pro 2, i1Photo Pro 2, i1Publish Pro 2 and
i1Publish products feature groundbreaking new technology and
applications. Each solution includes the i1Pro 2 second generation
spectrophotometer and the latest version of i1Profiler professional
color profiling software.

“Exceptionally accurate color measurement and calibration remain basic
building blocks for professional-level workflow,” commented Vic Stalam,
X-Rite’s Senior Vice President Sales Marketing. “Nowhere is
repeatable, predictive color management more critical than in the
prepress, digital printing and photography markets. With the
introduction of these new products, X-Rite once again delivers to color
professionals around the world the products they need that incorporate
important emerging color standards.”

The i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer introduces expanded professional level
features including:

New illuminant design allows for three standard measurement
conditions (iso 13655 m0:Tungsten)(iso 13655 m1:D50)(iso 13655 m2:UV
Cut) plus Optical Brightener Compensation without changing filters or
needing a second instrument.

Enhanced Optical Brightener Compensation — Users can predict what
colors printed on optically brightened paper will look like under
different light conditions.

Positioning Detection Sensor for a more robust scanning
experience even on special substrates and low-resolution printers.

Better temperature stability and higher brightness levels — for
the best possible calibration and profiling of monitors and projectors.

All new diagnostics and self-correction features — Built-in
wavelength calibration technology allows for self-diagnosis of optical
grating in relation to sensor, with automatic correction and

In addition, self-cleanable aperture protection glass and calibration
white tile cover provides additional built-in protection from dust and

About i1Pro 2 Solutions

i1Basic Pro 2 is an affordable, professional-level spectral color
measurement solution offering display and projector profiling, monitor
and print quality assurance and spot color measurement.

i1Photo Pro 2 is for photographers looking for perfectly accurate
color the first time and every time. Quickly and easily create custom
camera, monitor, projector and RGB printer profiles, ensuring the colors
captured, viewed and printed are true.

i1Publish Pro 2 is for imaging pros looking for the ultimate,
professional-level ICC-profiling solution to organize and manage their
complete RGB, CMYK and CMYK+ (CMYK plus any 4) color workflows.

About i1Profiler Software

i1Profiler software v1.3, now supports the i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer
offering a number of unique color management capabilities and
improvements such as optimizing profiles, creating profiles with ambient
light measurements, compensating for optical brighteners in papers,
white point editing and improved workflows.

The new i1Pro 2 Professional Color Management Solutions are immediately
available from X-Rite’s online store (North America), and also from the
company’s worldwide network of resellers. i1Publish Pro 2 will also be
offered with two upgrade options based on original solution purchased.
For more information, please visit
www.XritePhoto.com .

About X-Rite

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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

©2012 X-Rite, Inc. All rights reserved. X-Rite is a registered trademark
of X-Rite, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:

SOURCE: X-Rite, Incorporated

        Americas Contact for Photo: 
        Steven Rosenbaum / Leigh Nofi 
        S.I.R. Marketing Communications, Inc. 
        sir@sironline.com / leighnofi@sironline.com 
        Tel: + 1 631-757-5665 
        Americas Contact for Print/Prepress: 
        James Luttrell 
        Tel: +1 978-656-6071 
        APAC Contact: 
        Peggy Yan 
        Tel: +852 6016 8893 
        EMEA Contact: 
        Lutt Willems 
        Tel: +32 2 560 21 50

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