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- May 01, 2013
Curve3 is out! Curve3 is the latest version of the calibration software that simplifies the IDEAlliance G7 calibration method for linearizing printing presses and other printers. While we talked about Curve3 in our December newsletter, we came up with so many more features to add that it took longer to finally get it all ready. We think it will prove to be worth the wait!
This new version has advanced smoothing algorithms when inputting data, the ability to linearize special inks besides CMYK, the ability to use the printer's native black as the aim point (useful for some inkjets), the ability to begin with custom values in the initial calibration (making for improved results), improvements to VPR (the Virtual Press Run) module, and a lot of additional analysis and diagnosis functions. Click here for more details on our website. Click here for a newsletter article describing the new features.
- Apr 24, 2013X-Rite discontinues instrumentsNow that the eXact has been released, X-Rite has stopped selling many of their handheld measurement instruments. In an effort to streamline their products, they are discontinuing many older measurement devices. The new eXact is replacing some of these and some legacy devices will have trade-in value for upgrades.
Already discontinued as of March 30, 2013:
518, 528, DensiEye 700 (most models), SpectroEye LT.
Discontinued June 30, 2013 will be: 530, 530+IntelliTrax bundles, 939, 939M, SpectroEye, SpectroEye+IntelliTrax bundles. X-Rite will continue to provide support and service for 7 years after the discontinuation date. Here is the link to X-Rite's partial list of discontinued products:
- Feb 28, 2013For some reason, Maxwell does not get mentioned much in our blog. Perhaps it's because Maxwell is the behind-the-scenes color repository that powers many of the other service we provide such as ColorValet, Digital PressWatch, ProofWatch, DisplayWatch. Well, despite a lack of renown, Maxwell has quietly been accumulating more and more measurements as time passes. And the increase in measurements go up as more Maxwell users come on board. As of this month, Maxwell topped eighty million measurements -
- Jan 29, 2013
These are very good quality scanning targets, and should be a perfect match for X-Rite's latest software update. Several people have been asking why the HCT targets are not included and if they will be included in a future release of the software.
According to Don Hutcheson, X-Rite will have to modify the software in order to make it HCT-compatible. Discussions on that subject are under way but there is no official confirmation from X-Rite about when, or if, i1Profiler will make HCT profiles. Those with HCT targets are recommended to use MonacoProfiler or basICColor scan+ to make good quality scanner profiles.
Customers of both of these products should feel free to contact X-Rite about this, and let their needs be known.
- Dec 10, 2012
The first post discuses how the spider graph in the software relates to the control points.
Today's post describes what to do with the Run-to-run tab that shows up when you have more than one run.