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X-RiteColor Bundles Monaco, X-Rite Color Management Products
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 20:54 EST)

MonacoPROOF color management plus the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer...

X-Rite and Monaco Systems have teamed up to produce X-RiteColor Ensemble Solutions featuring Monaco's acclaimed MonacoPROOF color management solution and X-Rite's award winning color measurement instruments will now be available directly from X-Rite. Both companies are exhibiting here at PMA 2002 plus Quick Print 2002, (Monaco booth #1229) and (X-Rite # 819). The X-RiteColor Ensemble will also be showcased at the PrintNation (a division of Pitman) booth #1974.

X-RiteColor Ensemble Solutions bundles MonacoPROOF with X-Rite's Monitor Optimizer and DTP41 AutoScan Spectrophotometer. The DTP41 Auto-Scanning Spectrophotometer provides single-button operation and automation, and is capable of measuring over 900 color patches in under ten minutes. Professionals can print a test image using MonacoPROOF, and scan it with the DTP41 to maintain consistent, accurate color levels. Monitor Optimizer assures on-screen color accuracy.

MonacoPROOF creates ICC profiles for monitors as well as input and output devices with an intuitive, wizard-like interface that steps users through the profiling process. Editing tools standard with MonacoPROOF allow the user to easily make adjustments to fit specific profiling requirements.

X-RiteColor Ensemble Color Management Solutions, specially priced at $3,500 and $3,600, offers users a saving of $1,300 off MRSP (as compared to individual purchase). For more information on this bundle, or to purchase X-RiteColor Ensemble for Color Management Solutions visit: www.x-rite.com/ga/ensemble.

Original Source Press Release:

X-Rite Teams With Monaco Systems to Create Unique X-RiteColor Ensemble Solutions for Color Management

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2002--X-Rite, Incorporated (Nasdaq/NMS:XRIT) and Monaco Systems, Inc. announce they have teamed up once again to provide winning solutions for advanced color profiling. New X-RiteColor(R) Ensemble Solutions featuring Monaco's acclaimed MonacoPROOF color management solution and X-Rite's award winning color measurement instruments will now be available directly from X-Rite. Both companies are exhibiting here at PMA 2002 plus Quick Print 2002, (Monaco booth #1229) and (X-Rite # 819). The X-RiteColor Ensemble will also be showcased at the PrintNation (a division of Pitman) booth #1974.

"As digital proofing continues to rise in acceptance, the demand for tightly integrated color management solutions is increasing. Users often struggle with putting together disparate color management solutions, which is time consuming and costly. X-RiteColor Ensemble Solutions eliminate the headaches involved in piecing together color management by providing the industry's most reliable, accurate and cost-effective tools and software in a simple, affordable package," explains Bill Owens, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager for Digital Imaging, Photo and Medical for X-Rite.

"Monaco Systems is committed to providing customers with accurate color matching and predictability," says Bonnie Fladung, Director of Marketing of Monaco Systems, Inc. "We have joined forces with X-Rite to assemble an affordable solution, integrating proven technologies in the professional imaging markets. X-Rite's historic focus on quality hardware development coupled with Monaco's continuing drive to develop state-of-the-art technologies in color management software will raise the standard for color solutions to new levels."

The special X-RiteColor Ensemble Solutions bundles MonacoPROOF with X-Rite's Monitor Optimizer and DTP41 AutoScan Spectrophotometer, providing users with a powerful, easy-to-use and highly accurate color management solution. With X-RiteColor Ensemble instruments DTP41UV and Monitor Optimizer, users can take advantage of the fastest, most affordable and accurate method to ensure color consistency and accuracy for digital output. The DTP41 Auto-Scanning Spectrophotometer provides single-button operation and automation, and is capable of measuring over 900 color patches in under ten minutes. Professionals can print a test image using MonacoPROOF, and scan it with the DTP41 to maintain consistent, accurate color levels. Monitor Optimizer assures on-screen color accuracy.

MonacoPROOF is the choice of digital color professionals for creating high quality ICC profiles for monitors as well as input and output devices. This innovative profiling solution has an intuitive, wizard-like interface that quickly and easily steps users through the process of profiling all their devices. When customization is required, powerful editing tools standard with MonacoPROOF allow the user to easily make adjustments to fit specific profiling requirements. MonacoPROOF's powerful features and high quality profiles provide a great value for the professional digital color environment found in reprographic shops, photo labs, commercial photographers and print shops.

X-RiteColor Ensemble Color Management Solutions specially priced at $3,500 and $3,600 (US), offers users a saving of $1300 off MRSP (as compared to individual purchase). For more information on this bundle, or to purchase X-RiteColor Ensemble for Color Management Solutions visit: www.x-rite.com/ga/ensemble.

About Monaco Systems, Inc.

Monaco Systems, Inc. is a leader in enhancing the productivity of color-critical digital environments through developing, publishing, marketing and distributing innovative color compensation and workflow tools. The company plays an integral role in color management by assuring accurate color between input and output devices through advanced profiling technology. Monaco Systems is a leader in the prepress, publishing and digital imaging industries, serving industries such as photography, fine art replication, graphic arts, newspapers, magazines, service bureaus, and other color-intensive industries. Monaco Systems has developed a complete line of ICC-profiling products: MonacoEZcolor, MonacoPROOF and MonacoPROFILER, each targeted towards a separate segment of the greater imaging industry. OEM customers include Epson, Gerber, Pantone, Polaroid, Xerox and many others.

For more information on Monaco Systems and its products call 978.749.9944 or visit: www.monacosys.com.

About X-Rite

X-Rite, Incorporated is a world-leader in producing precision measurement devices, systems and processes that enhance the measurement of color, light and shape. Many large, multi-national firms use X-Rite's products and services for a variety of applications in areas as diverse as digital imaging, printing, coatings, bio-diagnostics, telecom and electronics. Sales and service offices throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas support the Company's North American and European manufacturing, research & development facilities.

For more information, contact X-Rite, Incorporated, 3100 44th Street, S.W., Grandville, Mich., 49418, USA; Telephone (616) 534-7663; Fax (616) 534-9215; Website: www.xrite.com

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