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GretagMacbeth wins prestigious 2005 TIPA award for best color management system

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Regensdorf, Switzerland; May 12, 2005 - GretagMacbeth, the worldwide technology leader in color management and measurement solutions, is proud to announce that they have received the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) award for their renowned Eye-One series color management solutions. 2005 is the first time that the jury has honored a color management category. Since its foundation as an independent, non-profit publishing group in 1991, TIPA has become, by far, the largest and most influential imaging press association in Europe. Their prestigious TIPA award is considered the European ‘Oscar’ of the photo and imaging industry. Once a year the 31 member magazines from 12 European countries meet to vote for the “Best Photo and Imaging Products in Europe”. Product nominations are based on several factors including quality, innovation, improvement, ease of use, and broadness of scope. TIPA Jury Comments on the GretagMacbeth Eye-One series Color management is a major issue for digital photography, but in the past, the complexity and expense has prevented many professionals from developing a true understanding of the subject. With the modular Eye-One product line, GretagMacbeth addresses this issue. The Eye-One Display 2 colorimeter offers an excellent, affordable entry-level solution for calibrating laptops, flat panel and CRT monitors, and the advanced Eye-One Photo package comes with a spectrophotometer device for both emissive (monitors) and reflective (print) measuring. This allows photographers to implement a high quality color managed workflow by using ICC-based profiling for monitors, scanners, printers, digital cameras and projectors. The Eye-One Match software for Mac and PC combines ease-of-use and sophisticated functionality. Its underlying technology is based on GretagMacbeth’s professional level ProfileMaker technology. “At GretagMacbeth, we are very proud and honored to receive this prestigious TIPA award,” states Iris Mangelschots, VP and GM of Digital Imaging at GretagMacbeth. “Color management has become an essential tool for the digital photographer. It gives them the confidence that the color on their monitor, which is, in essence, the digital transparency, is accurate and can be consistently and predictably reproduced throughout the digital photographic workflow. GretagMacbeth is committed to delivering optimum color management solutions to the digital photography market, at ideal price/performance levels.” Eye-One modular solution packages The Eye-One series, first launched in 2001, quickly became the de-facto industry standard and has won numerous industry awards. GretagMacbeth has continuously enhanced the hardware (Eye-One Display 2 colorimeter, Eye-One Pro spectrophotometer) and easy-to-use Eye-One Match software to meet the specific needs of today’s various digital workflows. The Eye-One suite consists of five tailor made, modular solution packages, which are aligned to the workflow needs of the designer, photographer, and publisher. Professionals can profile all input and output devices in their complex digital workflows –digital cameras, scanners, digital projectors, LCD/CRT/laptop monitors, and CMYK / RGB printers. The modularity of the Eye-One solutions allows customers to start with only the functionality they need, yet easily add capabilities as their budgets and needs grow. • Eye-One Display 2 - display calibration and profiling color management system (LCD, CRT and laptop screens) • Eye-One Design - entry level color management system for creative professionals to profile monitors and printers • Eye-One Photo - most complete, full-scale color management system for photo professionals. Profile monitors, scanners, printers, digital projectors and digital cameras. Package includes a Mini ColorChecker reference card • Eye-One Proof – for prepress and print professionals. Measure and control color on displays, digital cameras, scanners, digital projectors and all types of printers. • Eye-One XT – all Eye-One Pro capabilities, options and accessories are included in this package. With this single-source solution you can create and edit profiles for all input and output devices. Eye-One XT also includes the Eye-One iCare extended warranty for 3 years, plus a one-day color management training class.