X-Rite Announces Next Generation i1Pro 3 for Print and Imaging Professionals
The third-generation i1Pro spectrophotometer is twice as fast, more reliable, and more accurate.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 13, 2020 – X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced the third-generation of its popular i1 Family of Color Management solutions for the print, imaging and photo industries. The redesigned i1Pro 3 spectrophotometer is more accurate and reliable as well as two times faster than its predecessor. The i1Pro 3 is ideal for professionals who require accurate color from their printer, display, and projector. Customers can use the i1Pro 3 to better track and verify monitor and print quality and capture spot color measurements. X-Rite will showcase the i1Pro 3 this week at the Color20 Conference, San Diego, CA and later this year at DRUPA, June 16-26, Düsseldorf, Germany.
“For more than 10 years the i1Pro Family has been the go-to solution for imaging professionals who require accurate color profiling,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite. “The third-generation i1Pro takes color management to the next level by significantly improving on device speed and supporting new high brightness display requirements. With the i1Pro 3, color professionals can quickly and easily incorporate color standards across all digital devices and print production equipment for repeatable and predictive color management.”
The new i1Pro 3:
- Offers a custom, full-spectrum LED light source, which allows for single-pass scanning and improves device reliability and accuracy.
- Measures M0, M1, and M2 simultaneously in a single pass while accounting for optical brighteners. Prepress and print operators can quickly predict how colors printed on optically-brightened substrates will look under different lighting conditions.
- Reads smaller patch sizes (6mm x 6mm) twice as fast as the i1Pro 2 with improved accuracy. Press operators can read more patches per target in both spot and scanning modes for less pages to print and scan.
- Achieves correct calibration on ultra-bright displays (up to 5K NITs). Matches up to four displays connected to a single computer and unlimited displays connected to different computers.
- Optimizes automated file creation with the option to include the new i1iO Automated Scanning Table for i1Pro 3. Adding hands-free test chart reading saves operators time and materials during production.
About the i1Pro 3 Family
i1Basic Pro 3 is an affordable, professional-level spectral color measurement solution for display and projector profiling, print quality assurance, and spot color measurement.
i1Photo Pro 3 allows photographers to quickly and easily create custom camera, monitor, projector, scanner, and RGB printer profiles to ensure colors are true during capture, view, and print.
i1Publish Pro 3 is an advanced ICC-profiling and calibration solution that imaging professionals, prepress, and printers can use across all display and print output modes to manage complete RGB, CMYK and CMYK+ color workflows.
i1Pro 3 Plus offers advanced capabilities to support today’s wide-format, digital printing and industrial applications. It quickly creates ICC profiles for almost any substrate, including ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood, vinyl, plastics, thin films, cardboard, paper, and more.
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at www.pantone.com and connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
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