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Datacolor Announces ColorVision Spyder2 Plus,
The ‘Digital Darkroom in a Box’ Provides ‘Start to Finish’ Accurate
And Affordable Color on Monitors and in Print
ORLANDO, FL, Photo Marketing Association Show (PMA) — February 19, 2005 — Datacolor, a world color technology leader, today announced ColorVision Spyder2 Plus (“The Digital Darkroom in a Box”), a complete digital package for on screen and final output color accuracy. This new PANTONE COLORVISION product debuted today at the photo industry’s premiere press event, SNEAK PEAK, at the International PMA trade show, which runs from February 20 – 23 in Orlando, Florida. (ColorVision Booth No. 1908.)
ColorVision Spyder2 Plus provides a full suite of tools for anyone working with digital images and is frustrated by color discrepancy between the monitor image and final printout. Based on ColorVision’s award-winning color display and output technology, Spyder2 Plus is combined (for FREE) with the latest digital imaging software from Adobe–its hot new PhotoShop Elements 3.0. The Spyder2 Plus –Digital Darkroom in a Box also includes:
The all-new ColorVision Spyder2 calibrator ($189 value), a highly accurate, sleek color sensor that delivers precise color correction for CRT, LCD and laptop displays. Comes with Spyder2 color monitor calibration software.
ColorVision ProfilerPLUS, an industry standard printer utility that employs an existing scanner to profile the printer ($110 value), helps improve inkjet and color laser prints. Because it’s a plug-in, it operates within Adobe’s Elements or other color management-compatible software and is especially useful for users or plan-to-be users of third-party papers or inksets. (A $75 coupon is included to upgrade to the more advanced ColorVision PrintFIX or ColorVision SpectroPRO2 profiling products.)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 software, the latest in digital imaging, an all-in-one solution for digital photography. Keeps track of photos from multiple devices–cameras, hard disks, CD’s, DVD’s, and scanners. This hot new Adobe $100 software program comes with tools even a beginner can use: for example, to retouch blemishes, eliminate red eye, or manage and share a photo library. For the advanced user it includes Quick Fix–the Spot Healing brush, Camera Raw, 16-bit color support and many other features from the more advanced CS program.
Topping off the Spyder2 Plus package is Pantone’s colorist ($49 value), which gives users easy access to PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors.
For product images http://www.colorvision.com/resources/Tradeshows/PMA_05/Spyder2Plus/Product_Shots /
“As digital cameras and imaging technology is embraced in record numbers, more and more people are realizing that their ‘digital light box’ (their monitor) isn’t reproducing color accurately,” said Brian Levey, vice-president of Datacolor. Spyder2 Plus is an affordable, easy-to-use tool that delivers vibrant, true-to-life color with minimal time and effort. This product answers the market demand for more accurate and affordable color on monitors and in print.
Levey continues, “This product reflects the convergence in the digital imaging industry, an evolution that embraces every form of communication. As digital imaging goes mainstream, color display and output increasingly determine customer satisfaction. Our job is to make sure that color stays true as we move across various media channels. The ColorVision Spyder2 Plus will put the color on your monitor and from your printer in sync. And that’s going to make you and your customers look a lot more professional when it comes to producing digital images and designing desktop environments. With more than 42% of Americans owning digital cameras, you can bet that this is a popular topic among your photo resellers.”
Spyder2: OSX 10.2 or better, or Windows 2000 or XP, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 or better on Windows, Adobe Photoshop 7 or better on Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements. Spyder2 Plus languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese. ProfilerPLUS languages: English, French, and German; Adobe Photoshop 5.5 or better (for both RGB and CMYK profiles) or Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (for RGB profiles only), included with this package. 300 dpi flatbed scanner or better and color printer.
Pricing and Availability
Spyder2 Plus includes the Spyder2 colorimeter, monitor calibration software that can be used on multiple workstations with no additional licensing required, ProfilerPLUS software, PANTONE colorist software and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0. Spyder2 Plus–a $447 value has a manufacturers suggested retail price of U.S. $269 and can be found for less at many resellers.
As part of the ColorVision Spyder2 Plus special promotion, customers with proof of purchase receive a $75 rebate coupon, redeemable for PrintFIX or SpectroPRO2.
The PANTONE COLORVISION Spyder2 product line can be purchased through major consumer electronics retailers, and from ColorVision at www.colorvision.com. ColorVision also offers free unlimited E-mail and telephone support and FREE software updates. Comes with a 2-year Spyder2 Warranty. Call 1.800.554.8688 for customer service.
About ColorVision by Datacolor
ColorVision technology by Datacolor provides affordable, easy-to-use digital color control products to creative professionals, photographers, corporate customers and consumers around the world.
Because color matters, leading businesses, creative professionals, and consumers worldwide choose Datacolor’s innovative technology solutions to consistently achieve the right color. A Swiss-held company, Datacolor’s strong worldwide presence encompasses global manufacturing and operational facilities with an international strategic network of sales and support offices.
Editorial note: for product images, http://www.colorvision.com/resources/Tradeshows/PMA_05/Spyder2Plus/Product_Shots /
For editorial questions, please contact: Charle-John Cafiero, CJC Strategists,
(212) 674-0848. ColorVision_PR@earthlink.net
COLORVISION and other ColorVision Inc. trademarks are the property of Datacolor. PANTONE and other Pantone, Inc. trademarks are the property of Pantone, Inc. Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Mac and OS X are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. © Datacolor 2005. All rights reserved.