X-Rite has launched it’s i1Profiler v1.5 for premedia, prepress, photo and print shop customers so they can improve workflow efficiency and operate equipment effectively through better management of legacy print work.
The application is available free of charge to current customers with i1Pro 2, Device Link Profiling provides highly accurate colour mapping from one device to another.
It greatly reduces or eliminates the unpredictable results in printing operations that can occur when the same job is run on different pieces of printing equipment with varying ink coverages.
The feature has significant advantages when creating digital-to-digital and digital-to-offset links, increasing the efficiency of cross-media production of materials.
The i1Profiler v1.5 update comprises of an M1 support for i1iO in spot mode, supports for the Hutch Color (HCT) targets for scanner profiling, and the Ugra/Fogra Media Wedge CMYK for large format printing. It also contains an enhanced display and projector profiling.
Frank Maeder, X-RITE’s Product Manager of Imaging Solutions suggested that in order to get the equipment running efficiently, i1Profiler v1.5 users should consider vibrancy and saturation of printed materials for the efficient use of inks and toners.
Early adopters give i1Profiler v1.5 high marks for quickly and easily retargeting colour data values when a job is being printed using a variety of digital and offset equipment, as well as the time it saves when printing from one type of device to another while maintaining colour separations.
Henry Anderson, Technology and Color Specialist at Medford mentioned that the new i1Profiler creates very accurate and high quality device links.
Anderson also added that the i1Profiler v1.5 software produces smooth gradients, clean colour and very accurate results to the target profile, the UI is very intuitive and easy to use.
All current i1Profiler users can install the upgrade conveniently by using the auto update feature on the software.
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