X-Rite introduced i1Profiler, the company’s next generation color profiling software and PANTONE Link, a new color swatch bridging software. i1Profiler and PANTONE Link offer unprecedented color quality for up to eight-color printing workflows, iterative profiling, ease of use for both advanced and novice users, peer-level workflow exchange, QA validation and verification against ISO, simplified color space selection, and spot color accuracy.
i1Profiler lets pre-press, publishing, digital printing and photo professionals create custom profiles for their RGB and CMYK printers, monitors and digital projectors. Using one software tool, users can optimize their profiles and share them with their peers, rebuild profiles with ambient light measurements, compensate for optical brighteners in their papers, and use advanced controls for black generation and separation.
i1Prolifer includes the Pantone Link software – a new color picker solution that gives users integrated access to all the Pantone color libraries for precise spot color matching and reproduction. Pantone Link lets users select spot colors and translate them into their production method of choice – Pantone to HTML or CMYK, for example. Commercial photographers will also benefit when shooting corporate brand identities that demand specified color match.
Pantone Link also includes a style guide wizard that assists designers and corporate marketing professionals to create color definitions for brand style guides including color data, and output profile data to ensure that brand colors are reproduced faithfully across applications, devices, and geographies.