X-Rite i1Pro 2 | Color Management Beauty and the Beast
by Brenda K. Hipsher – April 12th, 2012
The new X-Rite i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer introduced yesterday is a beast. There’s no doubt about it. Combined with the v1.3 release of i1Profiler software it does all the heavy lifting you need for a complete capture to print color managed workflow. With Camera Calibration software and mini ColorChecker Classic included you start at your camera’s raw capture. Superior monitor calibration with custom patch sets, new monitor technology settings, new Video Presets, QA and Uniformity checks in Advanced Mode are sure to render the photographs beautifully on your display. And the dual light source modes for printer profiling gives you Optical Brightener Compensation (OBC) for more exacting profiles in specific lighting conditions. Add to that projector profiling, printer QA functions, white point editing, ambient light monitoring, Pantone Color Manager integration, and much, much more. I think you get the picture.
The new i1Pro 2 is as beautiful as it is a technologically advanced precision instrument. And it’s beauty has not gone unnoticed! X-Rite’s redesigned next generation i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer has received the prestigious international 2012 “red dot award: product design”. Evaluated by an international panel of 30 judges, X-Rite’s new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer was selected for this highly sought-after award among 4,515 other product design entries from around the world. Award-winning products were chosen for their innovative design quality and will be on display at the red dot design museum in Germany from July 3 – 29, 2012.
“X-Rite is honored to be selected for this coveted product design award for our thoughtfully redesigned i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer,” said Tobias Rausch, X-Rite Product Manager, i1 Solutions. “Recognized for its high quality design, the i1Pro 2 device helps deliver to color professionals around the world the workflow tools they need that incorporate ever important emerging color standards.”
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award, said, “The most distinguished products of the respective branch of industry faced up not only to the tough competition again this year, but also to the critical eye of the jury. The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry applying the highest standards. With their performances, the laureates not only demonstrated extraordinary design quality but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions.”
Get a closer look at the new color standard in this video on X-Rite’s i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer in the video below.
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