X-Rite Inc. announced i1Profiler, the company’s next generation color profiling software, and PANTONE Link, a new color swatch bridging software. i1Profiler and PANTONE Link offer color quality for up to eight 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. It features a number of color management capabilities, giving users complete control to create professional quality profiles. Using one convenient 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.
i1Profiler includes the PANTONE Link software, a new color picker solution that incorporates the best features from previous color pickers (including i1Share and ProfileMaker). The integration of i1Profiler with the PANTONE Link color swatch bridging software gives pre-press and design professionals integrated access to all the PANTONE color libraries for precise spot color matching and reproduction. PANTONE Link makes it easy for users to select spot colors and translate them into their production method of choice.