HP chooses X-Rite i1Profiler to create ICC profiles for Scitex wide-format printers

Through the licensing agreement with X-Rite, HP’s support and engineering teams will be equipped with i1Profiler software and i1Pro spectrophotometers to create standard ICC profiles to embed into all HP Scitex printers and to additionally provide their customers with custom ICC profiles needed for their specific wide-format color-critical production environments.

Review: X-Rite i1Publish


X-Rite released its i1Publish range of colour management products as an upgrade to all of its previous software solutions, such as MonacoProfiler and ProfileMaker. The new system is a break with the past, though, and after having tested the software I cannot but conclude it’s not always a successful break at that.

Review: Phantasm CS 2 Publisher

Swap channels

Designers often use Illustrator to create brochures and other n-colour printable media. It is useful and efficiency boosting to see how a design will perform on its output medium, and have the ability to control things like Total Area Coverage (TAC) and separations.

Soft proofing: who delivers the goods?

Soft proofing is about simulating how an image will appear on another device than your monitor — such as a printer — by using only a computer monitor. This can be a helpful tool for making more predictable prints and is perhaps one of the most useful applications of colour management.

Computer to Plate: an overview

Printing plates have a bad reputation: people easily get caught in an environmentally inspired discussion of which most is history. Dangerous substance handling, delicate processing and other horror stories are mostly a thing of the past. As much anything else, plates have become “digital”. We got the chance to visit the Agfa headquarters. Agfa is one of the world’s biggest plate manufacturers and a market leader of Computer to Plate (CtP) solutions and supplies.

basICColor dragLINK and LINKflow make DeviceLinks easy

ICC DeviceLink profiles contain a colour transformation from an initial device colour space directly into a second device colour space, e.g. from a scanner to a printer. basICColor dragLINK and LINKflow make using DeviceLinks easy and allow users to save time in the process.

basICColor Print 3 and basICCoolTool Profile’s Secret

basICColor is the German firm that quietly develops some of the best colour management tools and applications. Print 3 and basICCoolTool Profile's Secret are the latest applications that I tested. Print 3 is a professional and customisable tool for creating printer profiles in RGB, CMYK and grayscale. basICCoolTool Profile's Secret gives you a good idea […]