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Fuji Hunt Goes High Profile with GretagMacbeth

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Regensdorf, Switzerland, June 14, 2001 - In what is expected to be a pivotal move for Fuji Hunt, the photochemistry and image quality control giant, its recently established Digital Solutions division has been appointed as a GretagMacbeth European reseller for the photographic market. GretagMacbeth is a worldwide leader in colour measurement and management solutions. This highly synergetic move combines GretagMacbeth’s full line of colour control and management tools, including spectrophotometers, profiling, colour quality control and workflow software, with Fuji Hunt’s colour management services. This comprehensive range of solutions will be offered through Fuji-Hunt’s offices in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada. “This strategic partnership with GretagMacbeth enables us to supply a complete range of colour management software and hardware aimed specifically at the photographic market,” says Charles Henniker-Heaton, Fuji Hunt’s European marketing manager. “What makes this an even more exciting opportunity is the introduction of several new solutions, including the iProfile-Pro™ and iProfile-Basic™ Bundles as well as the recently launched Eye-OneTM system – which brings professional colour management tools of extreme quality to a new, affordable price level.” “Those of us involved in the digital market have already realised, or are beginning to realise, that colour management is an essential tool for producing constant and reliable image quality. By offering the GretagMacbeth products, we are able to provide digital solutions to cover the full image handling spectrum from capture to final output, ensuring consistent colour reproduction throughout.” concludes Charles Henniker-Heaton. “We are very excited to enter the photographic market with such a strong alliance partner, as we believe the photographic market is on the verge of a breakthrough of acceptance of colour measurement and colour management solutions. This convergence towards colour management is fueled to a large extent by the increasing demand for digital cameras and the availability of high quality, reasonable cost and low maintenance printers. By leveraging its established expertise in prepress, pressroom and creative markets, GretagMacbeth will enable Fuji-Hunt to continue to offer a broader range of high quality services and solutions to their customers as they migrate to the digital world”, said Francis Lamy, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Imaging at GretagMacbeth. Following a highly successful European launch, ProfileMaker™ 3.1, supplied as part of the iProfilePro Bundle, is now available from Fuji Hunt. With its comprehensive capabilities for profiling digital cameras, monitors and scanners at the input stage, and all print systems, including back lit film, at the output stage, the iProfilePro Bundle provides minilabs, prolabs, photofinishers, and imaging centres with everything they need to fully colour manage all of their digital devices. Output options include such systems as the Frontier, Pictrography and Kiosk, along with numerous inkjet and laser output devices, including large format printing systems up to and including the Lambda. The iProfilePro Bundle also enable the operator to provide clients and customers with input profiles in order for them to prepare their images before submitting them for output. With an all-inclusive price of €9.938, the full iProfilePro System includes the Spectrolino® spectrophotometer along with the SpectroScan® T automated x/y table. SpectroScan T provides hands free measurement of both reflective and transparent materials. ProfileMaker Pro, iQueue™ workflow software and ColorChecker® DC colour reference chart complete the iProfile-Pro Bundle. The full suite of ProfileMaker™ Professional – including the Digital Camera module, and ProfileEditor™ – enables the user to create and fine tune profiles for all types of input and output devices, This complete solution ensures that the WSYWYG (What You See is What You Get) principle applies to every digital image being processed. The iProfile Basic™ Bundle includes the Spectrolino, SpectroScan and main profiling modules from the ProfileMaker suite for €6,100.