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X-Rite Introduces Enhancements To MonacoQCcolor Software Version 1.5

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Grandville, MI – June 19, 2006 – X-Rite, Incorporated, a leading provider of color-measurement solutions, introduces MonacoQCcolor version 1.5. This update provides significant improvements to the performance of X-Rite's software suite for verifying and analyzing color proofs in both local and remote proofing environments. Among other enhancements, the new version 1.5 incorporates a custom label designer that allows users to customize the verification label content for extended reporting capability. The redesigned server and database structure improve stability and speed of data transmission over the MonacoQCcolor network. MonacoQCcolor software allows printers to define target printing conditions, set the tolerances they wish to operate within, and quickly measure print results for pass/fail analysis. The software has applications across the imaging marketplace, in printing, graphic design, fine art reproduction, and professional photography. “MonacoQCcolor gives printers all the tools needed to reduce cost and control color, whether they're using it to validate results against industry standards or against custom tolerances for their specific workflow,” says Tim Cassell, Director, Graphic Arts. Available in both desktop and network versions, MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is ideal for internal proof validation by printers who need to maintain a high level of color consistency, as well as for remote proofing by customers who need to ensure that their proofs meet specifications before forwarding them to their printing vendor. The desktop edition provides an easy to use pass/fail client and includes industry-standard target and tolerance values for SWOP and GRACoL printing. Users can buy X-Rite's ColorShop X software separately to build custom workflow references. The network edition includes ColorShop X software, the pass/fail MonacoQCcolor client and the QCcolor server. The system supports multiple client connections and allows users to archive important workflow data. Enhancements incorporated within MonacoQCcolor 1.5 include: New label designer. In response to user requests, MonacoQCcolor 1.5 includes a built-in label designer to customize proof verification stickers. Users can customize label size, as well as choose what target attributes, graphics and text to include. Upgraded server and database structure. The entire server and database structures have been redesigned to deliver greater connection stability and faster data retrieval. Improved interface. The application interface has a cleaner look, yet remains functionally similar to its predecessor. Consequently, users of MonacoQCcolor 1.4 will experience an easy transition to 1.5. New administration tools. The administration tools have been segregated from the server so users can now administer user privileges either on the server or from a remote location without the need for additional software. Built-in migration tools allow version 1.4 users to transfer data easily into 1.5. New sample database. For desktop edition users, the system comes with updated GRACoL and SWOP references, as well as FOGRA target references, to provide more industry standards to verify workflow against right out of the box. Network users may load these sample targets into their databases using the administration tools. MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is also included within the Pulse QC Ensemble from X-Rite, which bundles software with the Pulse Spectrophotometer – X-Rite‘s latest technology for measuring output. The Pulse QC Ensemble provides all the necessary tools to ensure color consistency from job to job. MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is a free upgrade for current users. For more information, please contact Marc Levine, (781) 435-4305 or mlevine@xrite.com.




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