BenQ America Corp. has introduced its new PG Series PG2401PT certified color management monitor. Made specifically for creative professionals such as photographers, graphic designers, color re-touchers, and printers requiring accurate and consistent on-screen color matching, the new device provides reliable, printing-certified soft proofing precision at an incredibly affordable price of $999. To increase collaboration and simplicity within the creative process, the new display supports today's cloud-based color proofing systems and comes equipped with self-calibrating and one-click proofing capabilities. The result is print-like color integrity during the entire workflow: from design to print, and over the cloud.
Maintaining color consistently from screen to print is imperative for creative professionals — whether it's designing new packaging or creating glossy magazine covers. To facilitate the process, today's cloud-based color proofing systems provide a centralized color communication workflow, which ensures complete integrity between printed products and their original design. When combined with the ability to produce color-accurate proofs from anywhere via the cloud, print environments can increase the efficiency of their operations by minimizing color revisions, reducing approval times, and delivering accurate brand colors each and every time.
"When selecting monitors, our customers look for a solid combination of innovative options and high-quality performance," said Dan Caldwell, President of Remote Director LLC. "Consequently, we are pleased to add BenQ's PG2401PT to our roster of supported displays for precise color viewing within Remote Director. Using our application's open architecture, existing clients can easily add BenQ monitors to their expanding usage needs, while new customers may opt for BenQ color management monitors for totally new system installations."
To facilitate collaboration between professionals, the self-calibrating PG2401PT monitor covers 100 percent CMYK, 99 percent of the Adobe® RBb color space, and is designed to take advantage of today's most popular cloud-based color proofing services, such as Adobe's Creative Cloud™ and PantoneLIVE™. To further ensure that on-screen colors visually match off-the-press colors for accurate reproduction, the PG2401PT is FograCert Softproof Monitor certified, as well as SWOP & GRACoL certified by the IDEAlliance®. Furthermore, the monitor comes with a detailed verification report to validate its performance in terms of brightness uniformity, Delta E, and gamma curve. The end result is accurate, predictable color quality, giving print shops and other visual artists access to a high-end monitor packed with feature-rich and collaborative capabilities — all at an exceptional price.
"Thanks to technologies such as matchmycolor's Colibri® and PantoneLIVE, spectral color specification and communication is moving rapidly to the cloud. In turn, color proofing systems including Remote Director and GMG Open Color are using spectral color data to produce color-accurate proofs," said John Sweeney, Director of Business Development at BenQ America Corp. "Designers can now automatically populate their spot color palettes with spectral data and deliver PDFX/4 files with spectral tags. When coupled with the accuracy of the PG2401PT, professionals gain the advantage of reduced cycle times and get brand colors right — the first time, every time."