Imaging Technologies Announces New ColorBlind Elite v.5.0
Thursday, September 05, 2002
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4 -- Imaging Technologies Corporation, a leading manufacturer of color management software, today announced the release of ColorBlind Elite v.5.0 for Windows. ColorBlind Elite's key components and features are targeted to the large format printer market. ITEC's ColorBlind software is easy-to-use and eliminates the need for advanced color management training to create profiles for monitors, scanners, printers and other output devices. ColorBlind Elite uses the same ICC engine that color professionals worldwide have used with ColorBlind software over the past several years. ColorBlind Elite's monitor calibration and profiling is based on ITEC's award-winning Prove It! Technology. Multichannel and hexachrome profiling is incorporated into a new graphical user interface; features that are especially important in the large format market. ColorBlind Elite is a sub-set of the ColorBlind Profession suite of color management applications. Black generation, gray-scale tools, and independent GCR controls are included. For output device profiling, users can create target patches varying from 300 to 1400 patches to apply color profiles to image pixel data. With USB connectivity and Elite's new graphical user interface, ColorBlind applications are easier to use than ever before. ITEC has also improved ColorBlind Prove It! v.5.0. Prove It! monitor calibration software is now compatible with the "Eye One" device. Prove It! supports CRT, LCD and flat panel monitors, Sequel Prove It! Meter, and the X-Rite DTP-92 USB device. The worldwide market for narrow and wide-format inkjet plotters and printers is estimated to be $40.3 billion by 2005, according to I.T. Strategies, a market research firm. Popular brands are produced by Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Epson, and Canon. ColorBlind Elite has a suggested retail price of $1,495 complete.